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Victor Ujor

Assistant Professor, Food Science


1605 Linden Drive Madison, Wisconsin, 53706


B.Sc.: Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria

M.Sc.: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Westminster, London, England

Ph.D.: Applied Molecular Microbiology, University of Westminster, London, England

Areas of Study

The Ujor Lab deploys molecular engineering tools and fermentation biology to design, construct and test microbial cell factories and processes for efficient conversion of waste residues such as whey permeate, lignocellulosic biomass, anaerobic digestate and glycerol (waste from biodiesel production) to value-added renewable chemicals, biofuels and sustainable materials with assorted potential applications. Further, the Ujor Lab studies the underlying molecular basis for poor utilization of different cheap feedstocks by select microbial workhorses and the molecular regulatory networks underpinning limited bioproduction of select renewable chemicals and fuels. Results from these studies are put to work towards engineering robust over producers of different target renewable chemicals.