Timothy J. Donohue
Tim Donohue is a Professor of Bacteriology, who has been a faculty member at UW-Madison for over 20 years. During this time his research program has focused on solar energy utilization by photosynthetic bacteria, studying the process and control of photosynthesis and how cells divert the energy captured from sunlight into different pathways. He has been a member of various federal research panels, has served on several editorial boards and advisory committees in microbiology, and helped author reports for the Department of Energy of solar energy generation and the conversion of plant biomass into biofuels. He was experience in leading cross-disciplinary research programs like the NIGMS Biotechnology Training Program. More recently he has been named head of the the new DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.