Genomic Science Program
U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science | Biological and Environmental Research Program

Two GSP Scientists Selected as Recipients of DOE’s 2022 Early Career Research Program Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected 83 early career scientists from across the country to receive $110 million in funding for research covering a wide range of topics, from holography to particle accelerators. Two of this year’s awardees will join the Biological and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (BESSD) within DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program to begin projects using bioenergy and biosystems design to develop novel biotechnologies in support of the U.S. bioeconomy.

Dr. Itay Budin, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego, will start his project titled “Synthetic Membrane Biology in Microbial Cell Factories.

Dr. Mimi C. Yung, a staff scientist in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), will start her project titled “Investigation of Encapsulin Nanocompartment Systems as a Scaffold for Biomaterials Synthesis in Rhodococcus jostii.

The Early Career Research Program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Opportunities exist in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP).

For more specific information, see the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program website.