Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability


Seeking bioscience solutions to national security threats such as disease, energy scarcity, and climate change
  • Biofuels to epidemics

    Biofuels to epidemics

  • Genomes to ecosystems

    Genomes to ecosystems

  • Experimental science to computation

    Experimental science to computation

Contact Us  

  • Division Leader
  • Srinivas Iyer
  • Email
  • Deputy Division Leader
  • Elizabeth Hong-Geller
  • Email

Reducing natural and deliberate threats to populations, their way of life, and the global environment

Bioscience Division (B) comprises a diverse group of experimentalists and computer scientists who work closely with other interdisciplinary scientists across the Laboratory.

Their work serves the nation by developing science and technology to reduce natural and deliberate threats to human and animal populations, their way of life, and the global environment.

Los Alamos scientists are:

  • Researching how living things function and interact
  • Understanding environmental systems and predicting climate effects
  • Developing new approaches to therapeutics
  • Creating competitive biofuels and bioproducts from algae and plants
  • Sensing and stopping threats before they spread

Focus Areas

  • Biofuels, biomaterials, and biosynthesis
  • Terrestrial biosystems and environmental impacts
  • Biosurveillance
  • CB threat science
  • Health effects and countermeasures


  • Integrated genomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural biology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Host pathogen biology