Steve Singer

Director of Microbial and Enzyme Discovery and Deputy VP of Deconstruction

Research Focus

Using microbiomes and metabolic engineering to convert the whole plant to fuels and chemicals.


  • Cultivating microbiomes to understand lignin modification and depolymerization during biomass deconstruction
  • Using microbiomes and novel microbial isolates to understand aromatic uptake and conversio
  • Rewiring bacterial metabolism to improve the efficiency of lignocellulose conversion to fuels and chemicals
  • Deciphering fungal mechanisms of lignin conversion and glycoside hydrolase expression
  • Conversion of CO2 and CH4 to fuels and chemicals

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