Three Biosciences Area members were recently highlighted in the video series, Basics2Breakthroughs, which focuses on early career scientists discussing their research and what they hope for the future of their work. These videos are apart of a larger series celebrating Berkeley Lab’s 90th Anniversary and were created by Marilyn Sargent.
Jonelle Basso, a postdoc researcher at the Joint Genome Institute, is getting to the root of plant-microbe interactions which can lead to more efficient and sustainable crops that produce food, plant-based biofuels, and bioproducts.
Lauren Lui, a project scientist with the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology division, is using the latest bioinformatics technology to study the genes of these immensely bountiful & diverse microbes so we can learn how they shape the environment – and how we could harness them for agriculture, medicine, and more.
Thomas Eng, a research scientist and deputy director of Host Engineering at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, is using the gene editing tool CRISPR to create a more sustainable plastic.