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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Philip J. Kersten

Research Microbiologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9470

Research Interests

  • Biochemistry and molecular genetics of wood decay fungi
  • Synthesis of biofuels using enzymes and chemical catalysts
  • Nanocatalysts for biomass conversion
  • Natural product isolation and identification


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D. ,
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS ,

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Microbiology, Member
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Editorial Board

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Research Highlights


Enzyme Combo Results in Bioplastics Composite

Developing bioplastics as a means of moving away from non-renewable, petroleum-based products has many economic and environmental benefits. Rese ...


Last updated on : 09/18/2014