Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

People of PLS

Great science starts with great people.

Over 1000 people make up the heart of Physical and Life Sciences. Each person’s unique talents and background contribute to the collaborative teams, innovative solutions, and cutting-edge research that help us make a difference.

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Theresa Businger

Theresa Businger

Office Manager

We have an amazing administrative team that is very supportive, friendly, and hardworking.”

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Karis McFarlane

Karis McFarlane

Earth Scientist

In my research, I use radiocarbon to track carbon as it moves through ecosystems, is stored in soils, and cycles back into the atmosphere.”

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Brytni Soto

Brytni Soto

Division Administrator

I am involved with many of the activities that happen in our division.”

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Carlos Valdez

Carlos Valdez


I have wanted to be a scientist for as long as I can remember.”

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