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, https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-proposals-for-first-ever-space-technology-research-institutes.