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Carrie Eckert

Associate Director
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

Carrie Eckert, Ph.D. is an Associate Director for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, a joint institute between the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Institute. Her research is focused on the development of non-model microbes for the production of biofuels and other value-added chemicals from renewable and sustainable feedstocks. She is the Rapid Genetics team lead for the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (, a Bioenergy Research Center funded by the DOE Office of Science. She is also involved in a number of other DOE-funded collaborative projects to enable high throughput genome editing technologies in novel bacterial and yeast systems for gene-to-trait discovery and accelerated genome engineering. Dr. Eckert holds a B.S. in Biology at the University of South Dakota and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus.