Dr. Jon Magnuson is Team Lead for Biological Conversion in the Chemical and Biological Processing Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland WA. He has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. At PNNL since 1998, his research focus has been on the development of fungal bioprocesses for the biosynthesis of biofuels, biochemicals and proteins relevant to the biomanufacturing industry. This involves development and application of advanced genetic engineering tools for robust non-model fungi, multi-omics characterization and modeling of those bioprocess organisms and demonstrating those bioprocesses in reactor configurations relevant to industry. He is Director of the Fungal Biotechnology Team at the US Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville CA. He is also the PNNL Lead for the seven National Lab DOE Agile BioFoundry (ABF).