Keasling Awarded Othmer Gold Medal

January 25, 2022
By Sara Harmon

Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a senior faculty scientist in Biological Systems and Engineering in the Biosciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and professor at UC Berkeley, 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 Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

This article was adapted from a press release issued by the Science History Institute.