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The Hittinger Lab

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Welcome to the Hittinger Lab!

The Hittinger Lab uses yeast carbon metabolism as a model for basic bioenergy, biomedical, and evolutionary research. Our research interests and integrated approaches are at the intersection of biodiversity; biochemistry; biotechnology; and functional, ecological, and evolutionary genomics. Ongoing projects are focused on understanding the origin and evolution of aerobic fermentation, yeast ecology and biodiversity, genetic variation in natural and industrial yeasts, genome engineering and synthetic biology, and the metabolism of alternative carbon sources (e.g. galactose, maltose, xylose) that may have bioenergy and brewing applications.

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~April 2020~

Congratulations to David Peris and the entire research team on their Nature Communications publication of the synthetic 6-species hybrid! Check it out!

Researchers create hybrids of six yeast species to combine useful traits. by Jill Sakai

Congratulations to Quinn Langdon, et al., on their publication of 200 Saccharomyces eubayanus genomes in PLOS Genetics. Check it out!

~March 2020~

Postdoctoral Position Open - Please click here for more information and apply by 31 March 2020.

Dr Drew Doering

~January 2020~

Congratulations to Dr. Drew Doering on his successful defense of his doctoral thesis!

~Winter 2020~

Chris Todd Hittinger is honored to be elected to represent the USA on the International Commission on Yeasts (ICY)! Here are the now-public minutes.




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Chris Todd Hittinger
Wisconsin Energy Institute
1552 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
United States

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