Two BioPACIFIC MIP Faculty Awarded 2023 Packard Fellowship

Encouraging Blue-sky Thinking

October 16, 2023
Profs. Yang Yang (left) and Yuzhang Li (right)
Profs. Yang Yang (left) and Yuzhang Li (right)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today the 2023 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering, which includes BioPACIFIC MIP professors Yang Yang (UCSB) and Yuzhang Li (UCLA). The 35th Anniversary class features 20 innovative early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

“From the nanoscale to the scale of the galaxies, the 2023 class of Fellows are making ground-breaking discoveries, conducting critical research, and leaving a lasting impact on the scientific community and our world,” said Jason Burnett, Packard Foundation Board Chair. “Their ability to strive for the impossible is a contagious source of hope for those looking to change the field of science and will serve as inspiration for the next generation of researchers.”