Scharf, Michael Eric

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Lignases and Reductases for Biomass Conversion
  1. Green Technology
  2. Agriculture
Scharf, Michael Eric
Enhanced Insect Susceptibility to Entomopathogens
  1. Biotechnology
  2. Medical/Health
Scharf, Michael Eric
Novel Enzymes for Biomass Conversion
  1. Agriculture
  2. Green Technology
Scharf, Michael Eric


Dr. Michael Scharf is a Professor and O. W. Rollins/Orkin Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology at Purdue University. He earned a B.S. in Entomology, M.S. in Urban Entomology, and Ph.D. in Insect Toxicology from Purdue. Dr. Scharf's research interests have centered on insect enzymology, but most recently, his research has heavily involved genomics and transcriptomics. His lab's research focus is on "reverse genetics" in the areas of enzyme-based digestion, detoxification, and endocrine function.

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