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Postdoc Awareness Week: 10 Things You Should Know About Dimitri Panagopoulos

A researcher with the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division, Panagopoulos has swum where very few others have dared go, dreams of sailing in an ancient vessel, and used to serve food during very sad occasions. Learn more about Panagopoulos here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things You Should Know About Hang Deng

A researcher with the Energy Geosciences Division, Deng once met a recent presidential candidate, has a mysterious talent for ordering at restaurants, and a food-related dream that will never come true. Go here to learn more about Deng. Postdocs are invited to a special event on the ALS patio at 5 p.m. today, featuring food and beverages.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Tetiana Shalapska

A researcher with the Materials Sciences Division, Shalapska is from a city full of lions, thinks life is like a box of chocolates, is a cheesecake afficianado, and is the baby of the family despite having a younger brother. Go here to learn more about Tetiana Shalapska. Read about postdoc Hang Deng tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Ben Nachman

A researcher with the ATLAS group in the Physics Division, Nachman has learned to love peanut butter and onion sandwiches, had a very scientific setting for his wedding, and ran a marathon in a very unusual place. Go here to learn more about Ben Nachman. Read about postdoc Tetiana Shalapska tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Joelle Schlapfer

A researcher with the Joint Genome Institute, Schlapfer was a former custodian at a hospital, thought about becoming an artist instead of a scientist, and is humbled by the oldest non-clonal beings on earth, which live right here in California. Go here to learn more about Joelle Schlapfer. Read about postdoc Ben Nachman in tomorrow’s edition of TABL.

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Berkeley Lab Baristas Help Fuel Science

It’s a family affair at the Lab’s coffee shop. With their warm personalities and cheerful delivery of caffeine to hundreds on the Hill every day, Brittney Harris (right) and Marie Daugherty, the two friendly baristas who happen to be sisters-in-law, have built friendships that go beyond the coffee counter, and have learned more than they ever expected about scientific topics since working at the Lab. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Jennet Dickinson

Dickinson, a graduate student in the Physics Division’s ATALAS program, made it onto a Glee DVD, is a “Latin Legend,” fudges the truth to play campus softball, and has a thing for holiday socks. Go here to learn more. Are there 10 things we should know about you or someone you work with? If so, send email to communications@lbl.gov.

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ETA’s Ellen Thomas and Allison Huey Pave Own Way as Nature Guides

As full-time administrators in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Ellen Thomas (right) and Allison Huey are logistics experts who can make complicated schedules and conference coordination seem effortless and smooth. But on the weekends, they volunteer as Nature Guides for Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve in Marin County. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Louise Lassalle

Lassalle, a postdoc in the Biosciences Area and native of France, married into nobility, loves to play BANG, and at one time had presidential aspirations. Go here to learn more about Lassalle, who is currently researching a protein that transforms water into oxygen. Are there 10 things we should know about you, or someone you work with? If so, send an email to communications@lbl.gov.

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Lab Attorney and His Daughter Pen and Paint a New Book on Birds

Looking for a project to do together over last year’s holiday break, Robin Chiang of the Innovations & Partnerships Office and his daughter Rosalie collaborated on the book “A is for Albatross: Birds A-Z.” Robin drew the birds and Rosalie wrote the text and painted the birds. The book was a big hit at the Lab’s recent Holiday Craft Fair, with both signing copies of the self-published tome. More>

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