Keasling Wins George Washington Carver Award

April 18, 2013

Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute has won the 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology, presented by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. A pioneer in synthetic biology, Keasling has engineered microbes to produce a frontline antimalarial drug and biofuel substitutes for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.