Los Alamos National Labs with logo 2021


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
  • Elizabeth Hong-Geller
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  • Deputy Division Leader
  • Alina Deshpande
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Reducing natural and deliberate threats to living things and the 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 terrestrial ecology
  • Developing new approaches to detection
  • Creating competitive biofuels and bioproducts from algae and plant matter
  • Developing analytics for biosurveillance 

Focus Areas

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


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