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What's an SFA?

PNNL's Low Dose Radiation Research Program Scientific Focus Area (SFA) is one of several SFAs for National Laboratory research funded by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science.

The PNNL Low Dose SFA is part of the Low Dose Radiation Research Program under BER's Biological Systems Science Division (BSSD).

The SFAs were created in 2008 to take advantage of the multidisciplinary, team-oriented research that is a strength of a national laboratory such as PNNL. The SFA structure makes it easier to communicate a holistic view of science within BER. It enables DOE to identify areas for future solicitations.

PNNL's Low Dose Radiation Research Program


Fundamental & Computational Sciences



DOE Program Manager
Noelle Metting

BER Sector Manager
Harvey Bolton

Principal Investigator
Bill Morgan

Science Advisor
Tony Brooks