L’Oréal USA today announced that Sarah Richardson of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is one of the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship, which honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with $60,000 fellowships to advance their postdoctoral research. This support will enable Richardson, a synthetic biologist in JBEI’s Fuels Synthesis Division, to further her efforts to harness bacteria to make molecules that could lead to the development of new biofuels and medicines. Specifically, Richardson’s research on CRISPR and other bacterially derived tools for genome editing will make it easier for other scientists to implement new biomanufacturing approaches. Celebrating its twelfth year in the U.S., the L’Oréal For Women in Science program has awarded 60 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $3 million in grants.
October 13, 2015