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Congratulations to Professor McDonald for NASA Space Technology Research Institute Grant!

Professor Karen McDonald and colleagues from UC Berkeley, Utah State, Stanford, Autodesk and Physical Sciences, Inc. were awarded up to $15 million over five years for their Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES). The Center, led by UC Berkeley, is one of NASA’s first-ever Space Technology Research Institutes. The CUBES institute will advance research into an integrated, multi-function, multi-organism bio-manufacturing system to produce fuel, materials, pharmaceuticals and food.

The official announcement can be found here,