Metabolism Q&A with Tim Donohue, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Metabolism Q&A with Tim Donohue, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Matt Wisniewski
July 26, 2017

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Earlier this month, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) received another major boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, receiving more than $250 million to conduct another five years of groundbreaking work on alternative fuels.

We connected recently with GLBRC Director Tim Donohue, UW-Madison professor of bacteriology, for our Morgridge Institute Five Questions series on major Wisconsin labs focused on metabolism.

What is the focus of your lab?
We study the metabolic lifestyles of bacteria using a combination of genomic, genetic, and biochemical techniques. Our center draws on the expertise of biologists, chemists, engineers and economists, and we employ more than 400 researchers, students and staff conducting foundational bioenergy research.