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Thomas Jeffries

Thomas Jeffries

Expert on bioconversion, biorefining, advanced cellulosic biofuels, unconventional yeasts, yeast physiology, metabolic engineering and bioprocess engineering

USDA professor, microbiology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-231-9453 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Production of ethanol from cellulosic and hemicellulosic sugars by metabolically engineered yeasts
  • Advanced biofuels from renewable cellulosic feedstocks
  • Genomics, metabolic regulation and biotechnological applications of unconventional yeasts


  • President-elect, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2011
  • Charles D. Scott Award for application of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals from biomass, 2003
  • Principal Investigator, Joint Genome Institute yeast genome project