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 be co-leading research to genetically engineer kelp, and other forms of brown algae, to absorb more carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) from the atmosphere. Rowat will be leading research to improve the texture and sensory appeal of cultured meat – aiming to make our food systems more resilient (in light of climate change) and reducing the environmental burden of traditional livestock farming.   >> Read the full CNSI article here.