Dr. Bura is a professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington and a researcher of the UW Bioenergy and Biochemicals Lab. Renata is the current leader of the AHB Conversion Team. Her research focuses on understanding and improving the process of converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-value, chemical products and biofuels. Renata has a B.Sc in Applied Chemistry and Biology from Ryerson University, a M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Forest Products Biotechnology from the University of British Columbia.