- R&D 100 Awards
Babetta (Babs) L. Marrone, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and LANL Biofuels Program Manager. She is a cell biologist and has been involved for the past 30 years in the development of flow cytometry assays and innovative instrumentation for new applications in the biosciences. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) on the Algae Biotechnology Partnership project sponsored by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a part of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); and PI on a LANL-funded project on single cell analysis for bioprocess monitoring.
She led the Ultrasonic Harvesting and Extraction project for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), an algae consortium of over 30 organizations sponsored by BETO, from 2010 to 2013; and was also a Team Leader for the multi-lab NAABB Harvesting and Extraction research team. Dr. Marrone was the Director and PI of the NIH-sponsored National Flow Cytometry Resource from 2009 to 2014 and has led past projects sponsored by NIH, DOE-OBER, DHS, and the FBI.