Dayna Daubaras, Ph.D.
Science and Engineering Research Scientist
Research Areas: Critical Materials; Advanced Preprocessing
Biography: Dr. Dayna Daubaras is a science and engineering research scientist in Idaho National Laboratory’s Chemical and Biological Processing Department. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a bachelor’s in microbiology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her work involves Researching and developing extremophilic enzymes for environmental and industrial applications. She has genetically engineered Archaea using synthetic biology for chemical production, performed organic chemical synthesis and NMR analysis for various projects, characterized unique acid-thermal stable enzymes for pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass, and performed High Performance Liquid Chromatography analysis of carbohydrates, organic acids, and aromatic compounds. Before coming to INL in 2009, she worked at Schering-Plough Research Institute as an associate principal scientist, leading a team of chemists, structural chemists, and outside consultants on lead discovery projects and presenting quarterly to senior management.
Ph.D., Microbiology/Immunology - University of Illinois
B.S., Microbiology - University of Illinois