Lee E Gunter

Technical Staff

I am a broadly trained plant biologist with interest in bioenergy and bio-based products, plant genomics, plant-microbial interactions, synthetic biology and plant evolution and adaptation. I provide support to the PSB group in the lab, the greenhouse, and field; with lab and project managment, training, data analysis, technical editing, LIMS processing and coordination, specialty ordering and regulatory oversight.




2009    Outstanding Mentor Award presented by the DOE Office of Science.2007    Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment (Populus genome Science paper), Oak Ridge National Laboratory.2007    Distinguished Achievement Award for Technical Support, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.2002     Outstanding Mentor Award presented by the DOE Office of Science.  


“Key Gene Regulating Cell Wall Biosynthesis and Recalcitrance in Populus, Gene Y,” US Patent 9,206,436, December 8, 2015. Jay Chen, Nancy L. Engle, Lee E. Gunter, Sara Jawdy, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, and Gerald A. Tuskan.