Jill Fuss and Steve Yannone, both research scientists in Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB), are among the 13 scientists and engineers who comprise the fourth cohort of Cyclotron Road fellows. The pair co-founded CinderBio, a spin-out company that uses extremophile microbes to produce industrial enzymes that can withstand very high temperatures and acidic environments.
“I think its really fascinating to take the evolutionary solution to chemistries and biologies and apply them to industrial and sustainable processes,” said Yannone in a video announcing the new fellows.
The Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial technology fellowship program, managed as a partnership between Berkeley Lab and Activation Energy, an independent nonprofit organization, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office, the California Energy Commission, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Fellows are embedded at Berkeley Lab for two years, where they receive financial and technical support as they advance promising concepts toward commercial products.
“For Cyclotron Road, we’re really looking forward to the mentorship that the team can provide us, and also the network,” Fuss said in the same video.
Read more in the Berkeley Lab News Center.