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Dr. Mark EMPTAGE Biology Team Leader, DuPont Biorefinery Program, Wilmington


1972 Received B.S in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
1978 Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois-Urbana
1979-1980 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1980-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Scientist at the Institute for Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1984 Joined DuPont Central Research & Development as a Principle Investigator in biochemisty. Worked on various programs
  such as discovery of new herbicides and fungicides, fluorine biochemistry and enzyme biocatalysis.
1998-2003 Biochemistry Task leader for the development of successful commercial biocatalyst for production of 1,3-propanediol (PDO) by fermentation
since 2004 Biology Team Leader for DuPont's Biorefinery program to make cellulosic ethanol co-funded by the Department of Energy


American Chemical Society, since 1978
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1984


Gray, Kevin A., Zhao, L., Emptage, M. (2006) Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 10, 1
Liao, D.-I., Dotson, G., Turner Jr., I., Reiss, L., Emptage, M. (2003) J. Inorg. Biochem. 93, 84
Emptage, M., Haynie, S., Laffend, L., Pucci, J., Whited, G. (2003) Patent # US 6,514,733 B1
Johansson, E., Steffens, J. J., Emptage, M., Lindqvist, Y., Schneider, G. (2000) Acta Crystallographica, D56, 662


Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for 2003