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Wei Wang

Researcher IV-Molecular Biology

Wei.Wang@nrel.gov | 303-384-7945

Research Interests

  • Yeast strain development for production of hydrocarbon via metabolic engineering

  • CBP yeast, heterologous expression of cellulases

  • In-situ conversion of bio-metabolites to value-added products


Areas of Expertise

  • Bioconversion of biomass to ethanol and advanced biofuels

    • Strain development via metabolic engineering

    • Enzymology/biochemistry of cellulases

  • Chemical pretreatment of lignocellulosic feedstock


Education

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Shandong University, 1999–2002


Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Bioscience Center, 2009present

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Auburn University, Chemical Engineering Department, Y.Y. Lee's group

  • Research Scientist, Tohoku University, Faculty of Agriculture Science, Japan


Featured Publications

  1. "Heterologous Expression of Xylanase Enzymes in Lipogenic Yeast Yarrowia lipolytica," PLOS ONE (2014)
  2. "Effect of mechanical disruption on the effectiveness of three reactors used for dilute acid pretreatment of corn stover Part 1: chemical and physical substrate analysis," Biotechnology for Biofuels (2014)
  3. "Connecting lignin-degradation pathway with pre-treatment inhibitor sensitivity of Cupriavidus necator," Frontiers in Microbiology (2014)
  4. "Engineering towards a complete heterologous cellulase secretome in Yarrowia lipolytica reveals its potential for consolidated bioprocessing," Biotechnology for Biofuels (2014)
  5. "Effect of mechanical disruption on the effectiveness of three reactors used for dilute acid pretreatment of corn stover Part 2: morphological and structural substrate analysis," Biotechnology for Biofuels (2014)
  6. "Genomic, Proteomic, and Biochemical Analyses of Oleaginous Mucor circinelloides: Evaluating Its Capability in Utilizing Cellulolytic Substrates for Lipid Production," PLOS ONE (2013)
  7. "Comparison of different mechanical refining technologies on the enzymatic digestibility of low severity acid pretreated corn stover," Bioresource Technology (2013)
  8. "A highly efficient dilute alkali deacetylation and mechanical (disc) refining process for the conversion of renewable biomass to lower cost sugars," Biotechnology for Biofuels (2014)

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