People

The Lynd group includes postdoctoral associates, graduate students, technicians, undergraduates, and, occasionally, visiting scientists. Our activities are enhanced by close collaborations with a network of colleagues around the world including the DOE Bioenergy Science Center.

Principal Investigator

Lee Rybeck Lynd

Lee Rybeck Lynd

Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Principal Investigator
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Lead Researchers

Evert Holwerda

Evert Holwerda

Research Scientist
Fermentation Engineering Group Leader - Fundamental and applied aspects of microbial cellulose utilization
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Daniel Olson

Daniel Olson

Assistant Professor
Metabolic Engineering Group Leader - Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic microbes for production of biofuels
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Managers & Staff

Dani Gaito

Dani Gaito

Research Technician
Sarah Hammer

Sarah Hammer

Post-Doc
Marge Heggison

Marge Heggison

Administrative Assistant
Chris Herring

Chris Herring

Chief Scientist, Enchi Corporation
Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic microbes and applied aspects of microbial cellulose utilization
Shuen Hon

Shuen Hon

Research Associate
Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic microbes for production of biofuels
Anthony (Ty) Lanahan

Anthony (Ty) Lanahan

Research Associate
Lab Manager - Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic microbes for production of biofuels
Marybeth Maloney

Marybeth Maloney

Research Associate
Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic microbes for production of biofuels
Kristina Stephens

Kristina Stephens

Post-Doc
Robert Worthen

Robert Worthen

Research Assistant
Fundamental and applied aspects of microbial cellulose utilization

Graduate Students

Andrew Allee

Andrew Allee

PhD candidate
Nick Cervenka

Nick Cervenka

MS candidate
Sanchari Ghosh

Sanchari Ghosh

PhD candidate
Madeline Hoey

Madeline Hoey

PhD candidate
Shu Huang

Shu Huang

PhD candidate
Matthew Kubis

Matthew Kubis

PhD candidate
Galen Moynihan

Galen Moynihan

MS candidate
Bishal Sharma

Bishal Sharma

PhD candidate

Undergraduate Students

Anela Arifi

2020

Hassan Bhatti

2021

Sofie Blahova

2022

Abigail Brazil

2021

Dev Kapadia

2023

Grace Player

2021

Michelle Wang

2021

Kamila Zakowicz

2022