Today at Berkeley Lab

Downing Recognized by Microscopy Society of America

Ken Downing of the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division is the recipient of the society’s 2016 MSA Distinguished Scientist Award in Biological Sciences for his long-standing record of achievement during his career in the field of microscopy. Downing was elected MSA Fellow in 2010. More>

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ETA’s Levinson Receives Hastings Award for Cool Roof Contributions

Ronnen Levinson received the Marty Hastings Award from the Cool Roof Rating Council, recognized for his “invaluable technical resource to the CRRC for the last 15 years” and “the significant time he has volunteered in pursuit of improved test methods, practices, and standards.” Levinson donated award proceeds to the Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency.

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Bissell Honored by Two Societies for Outstanding Achievements

The American Society for Cell Biology is honoring Mina Bissell (Biosciences) with their highest scientific honor, the E.B. Wilson Medal, for her lifetime contributions to cell biology. Earlier, Bissell received an honorary medal from the Signal Transduction Society (STS) & STS Journal Cell Communication and Signaling (CSS) in Weimar, Germany. More>

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Doudna Wins Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

Jennifer Doudna of the Biosciences Area will share the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier and Feng Zhang. They were honored “for the development of CRISPR/Cas9 as a breakthrough genome editing platform that promises to revolutionize biomedical research and disease treatment.” More>

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Rosenfeld Receives Tang Prize for Sustainable Development

Arthur Rosenfeld, known in the field as the “godfather” of energy efficiency, was honored “for his lifelong and pioneering innovations in energy efficiency resulting in immense reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world.” The award includes a cash prize of $1.24 million. More>

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ETA Announces 2016 ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship Awardees

Heather Buckley and Ranjit Deshmukh won the 2016 ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Energy Technologies Area. Buckley will research the use of bauxite ores to make groundwater safe for drinking. Deshmukh will study the impacts of variable renewable energy, climate change, and changing water resources on future electricity systems. More>

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Staffer Wins Safety Hero Award for Sharing Stress Management Resources

Jeffrey Takakuwa, a mechanical engineer in the Engineering Division, won a $50 prize in this quarter’s Hero Card raffle for his good deed of informing co-workers about two UC Be Well at Work programs — Employee Assistance and Elder Care — available to Lab employees through University Health Services. More>

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Lab’s Grażyna Odyniec Receives Wybitny Polak Award

The award is given by the Foundation Teraz Polska to outstanding Poles living abroad in recognition of their professional achievements and promoting a positive image of Poland. Odyniec, of the Nuclear Science Division, was recognized in the science category. More>

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Alivisatos Receives National Medal From President Obama

Former Lab Director and materials scientist Paul Alivisatos attended a special White House ceremony on May 19 to receive the National Medal, the nation’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in science. More>

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Two Scientists Selected for World Economic Forum Honor

Karen Davies and Jenny Mortimer of the Biosciences Area are among the young scientists selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The two were chosen for their creativity, success, and high growth potential in their work, as well as their outreach efforts. More>

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