Professors Siobhan Braybrook (left) and Amy Rowat (right) 

August 18, 2021

Among the first awardees of the California NanoSystems Institute’s Noble Family Innovation Fund are Siobhan Braybrook, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Amy Rowat, associate professor and vice chair of integrative biology and physiology. Professors Braybrook and Rowat will each be awarded grants of $250,000 to advance sustainability and clean energy technologies. Braybrook will co-lead a project to genetically engineer kelp and other forms of brown algae to absorb more carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere. Rowat will lead research to improve the texture and sensory appeal of labmade meat, with hopes to reduce the environmentalburden of traditional livestock farming.   >> Read the full CNSI article here.