U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) visited the JBEI on September 1st. Congressman Hultgren met with Mary Maxon, Biosciences Associate Lab Director, and Jay Keasling, JBEI’s Chief Executive Officer, and also toured JBEI’s laboratories.
Hultgren is co-founder and leading member of the Science and National Labs Caucus and a proponent of science’s role in unlocking the potential for economic growth and job creation. He recently spoke at a Council on Competitiveness sponsored event in Washington D.C. during which the Council released its latest report “Leverage: Advancing U.S. Bioscience”. The report focused on leveraging U.S. potential in the growing sector of bioscience and biomanufacturing.