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ORNL’s Udaya Kalluri brings lab resources together for studies of plants.
Udaya Kalluri brings considerable energy to her plant research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – a trait colleagues describe as “contagious enthusiasm.” As a 10-year scientist in the Biosciences Division (BSD), Kalluri is involved in a diverse set of research projects to create better biofuels, improve plant productivity, and study beneficial plant-microbe interactions. “You can do truly innovative research at ORNL,” Kalluri stressed. “If you can imagine it, you can do it. You just have to have the perseverance to make it happen.”

Oak Ridge National Lab is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory with over 4,600 staff from more than 100 countries, 3,000 guest researchers, and a budget of approximately $1.4 billion. The Lab supports the Department of Energy’s mission by providing solutions to strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Career opportunities at ORNL include internships, postgrads, postmasters, postdoc appointments, distinguished fellowships, business and technical professionals, fulltime research staff, and joint faculty appointments. ORNL provides the opportunity to make an important national and even worldly impact, working alongside outstanding scientists and expertise in an exciting, fast paced environment aimed at finding solutions to real world problems. With over 4,600 annual staff, almost 500 interns every summer, the world’s best neutron source, one of the fastest supercomputers, and over a dozen world-class facilities, the possibilities are endless.

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