Bioengineering Assistant Professor John Dueber has received the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Award. The award is given to outstanding researchers and funds their research for up to five years and $2.5 million.
His award will support his research on “Repurposing the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Peroxisome for Compartmentalizing Multi-Enzyme Pathways.” Dueber joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2009 and is known for his work using the tools of synthetic biology to engineer microbes for producing liquid transportation fuels from plant biomass.
The award is distributed by the DOE’s Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the US. Only 68 recipients from 47 institutions were chosen out of 850 applicants.
Congratulations Professor Dueber!
Read more on the DOE Early Career Website