Jay Keasling, a senior faculty scientist in Biological Systems and Engineering, professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, is the recipient of the Science History Institute’s 2022 Othmer Gold Medal. The award recognizes his efforts in developing innovative synthetic biology tools that address major societal challenges such as biofuel manufacturing and medical applications.
The Othmer Gold Medal is cosponsored by four affiliated organizations: the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Chemists’ Club, and the Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section). The prestigious award will be presented as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration, which will take place in a virtual seminar on May 11, 2022.
Read more in this Science History Institute press release.