Team led by Dr. Masiello awarded a $1 million grant to develop biosensors for soil

The W.M. Keck Foundation awarded Rice University scientists a $1 million grant to develop microbial biosensors for soil. The grant will support Dr. Masiello, Dr. Jonathan Silberg, Dr. Matthew Bennett and the group's Shelly Cheng, who are combining Earth science with synthetic biology to approach soil science from the microbial scale. 

Read more about the award and the work it has supported on Rice News and on our Research page (Developing Biosensors for Earth System Science).