The Biosciences Area is using science to solve energy, environmental, health, and biomanufacturing challenges. From early-career scientists to operations and support staff, it takes a diverse and dynamic team to make this type of science happen. Behind the Breakthroughs is a profile series that showcases the people who support our mission.
For Pete Andeer, the idea to help solve some of our planet’s larger environmental issues came while he was living and working abroad. Now he’s on the team that’s building an all-in-one experimental robot station to understand the mechanics of plant and microbe interactions like never before.
In 2014, a friend passed along a link to an open administrator position with the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. For Leah Freeman Sloan, working in a role that supports scientific research related to combating climate change seemed fulfilling on a personal level. And although she didn’t specialize in science, Sloan began to understand…
Drawn to science at an early age, Miaw-Sheue Tsai remembers enjoying biology more than any other subject in school. “Chemistry was okay, physics next, and math at the very end,” Tsai recollected. To her, basic science was most interesting because it represented a foundation for everything and, with that, the tools needed to build solutions…