Jay Keasling receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow award

QB3-Berkeley faculty affiliate Jay Keasling has been named a Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The renowned synthetic biologist will be given $1 million in funding to support bioenergy and bioproduct innovation.

Three new investigators named by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation’s largest biomedical research foundation, announced the appointment of 33 American scientists as investigators, and three of them are from the University of California, Berkeley.

The health lab in your pocket

The lack of widely available testing has been a major roadblock to containing a virus that people can spread without showing, or even feeling, any symptoms. A COVID-19 test is Dan Fletcher’s latest transformation of cell phones into mobile diagnostic tools.