Welcome to the Mortimer Lab

Our group is in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division (EGSB), part of the Biosciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). Jenny also has a secondary appointment in the Biological and Systems Engineering Division.

We form the Plant Systems Biology Lab in the Feedstocks Division at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based in Emeryville, CA. JBEI is one of four Department of Energy funded Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) – our sister centers are GLBRC, CBI, and CABBI.

We are part of the team working on the EcoPod project with Gary Andersen‘s and Esther Singer’s group. We also part of the recently awarded mCAFEs SFA, led by Trent Northen, to use precise editing of microbial communities to understand the biology of grass rhizobiomes. Both of these projects make use of fabricated mesocosms – part of our efforts to bridge the scale gap between the lab and field.

Explore the site for information about our group, our research and publications and how to contact us. Thanks for visiting!

Feedstocks Annual Meeting, 2019