Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Yong-Bee Lim is a Predoctoral Research Intern at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research and work at CGSR examines how emerging technologies and non-traditional actors are affecting the benefits and risks associated with the life sciences and other disciplines.

He was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship for the Biodefense program at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, where he worked with Dr. Gregory Koblentz on topics ranging from Syrian chemical weapons to the spread of CRISPR technology in academia.

In addition, Yong-Bee served as a graduate student intern at the Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC) in the Office of Policy and Planning at HHS/ASPR from 2012-2013, where he helped support HHS efforts during events such as Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, and the Boston Marathon attack.

He is currently a doctoral candidate in Biodefense at George Mason University, and holds an M.S. in Biodefense and a B.S. in Psychology from the same institution.