Clifford J. Unkefer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Clifford J. Unkefer has been a Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1983. He has served as group leader of the Bioenergy and Environmental Science Group in the Bioscience Division, the PI of the Protein Crystallography Station and as the Director of the NIH/NCRR Research Resource “The National Stable Isotope Resource at Los Alamos”. In addition he served ar the Algal biology Team lead for the NAABB. He has extensive experience growing engineering algae for increased biomass and lipid productivity. Recently, his DR team developed a class of synthetic riboregulators for tunable regulation of translation. Theses riboregulators can be used to independently control the expression of enzymes in an engineered metabolic pathway.