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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
  such as discovery of new herbicides and fungicides, fluorine biochemistry and enzyme biocatalysis.
1984 Joined DuPont Central Research & Development as a Principle Investigator in biochemisty. Worked on various programs
1998-2003 Biochemistry Task leader for the development of successful commercial biocatalyst for production of 1,3-propanediol (PDO) by fermentation