Berkeley Bioengineering Professors Jay Keasling and Luke Lee were among the 12 local scientist featured in a “Freaking Brilliant” article in the November issue of San Francisco magazine. Also featured in the article were members of the Bioengineering Graduate Group Hami Kazerooni and Chris Voigt.
The story, “12 incredible, past-annihilating, future-inaugurating, possibly planet-saving scientists and the freaking brilliant inventions they’re creating right here, right now”, profiled Bay Area scientists working on amazing research. Keasling was included for his efforts to use synthetic biology to cheaply synthesize malaria drugs, and Lee for his invention of an artificial compound eye. Voigt was featured for his use of synthetic biology to create a “living camera” of microbes, and Kazerooni for BLEEX, his robotic exo-skeleton.