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David E Graham

Biosecurity Programs Lead

Dr. Graham is a Senior Staff Scientist with more than 90 research publications in microbial biochemistry, geochemistry, genomics, molecular evolution, enzyme discovery, structural biology, analytical assay development and biosynthetic pathway characterization.  He has led NSF, NIH, DOE and DoD-funded projects using genome and protein sequence information to identify new enzymes in coenzyme production, biofuel formation from cellulosic feedstocks, and synthetic biology of nitration reactions for energetic materials. He received an A.B. degree from Cornell University (Biological Sciences and Economics) in 1995 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Microbiology) in 2000. Following an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbial Biology at Virginia Tech, he moved to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin before joining ORNL. He is an editorial board member for the journals Analytical Biochemistry, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and Journal of Bacteriology.