Today at Berkeley Lab

Facilities’ Reva Nickelson Is Passionate About Helping People Grow

The need for a mentoring program became apparent to Facilities Division Director Reva Nickelson shortly after her arrival at the Lab two years ago. So, teaming up with HR, she has developed a pilot mentoring program in Facilities that is already helping some participants carve new career paths. More>

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Cyclotron Road’s Kendra Kuhl Featured in ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ for 2016

In its annual celebration of young innovators, MIT Technology Review recognized Opus 12 co-founder Kendra Kuhl for her work on designing a reactor that will convert the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants into useful chemicals. Opus 12 is a project of Cyclotron Road, an incubator for energy technologies. More>

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Carpooling and Companionship Go Hand in Hand for Staffer

Stacey Gauny has seen colleagues come and go, and buildings too, since joining the Lab in 1991. But despite the Lab’s changing landscape, she still studies the effects of space radiation on genomic integrity, and carpools with the same person at least three times a week. More>

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Margaret Dick Appointed Chief of Staff

After a comprehensive national search, Margaret Dick has been appointed Chief of Staff for the Lab. She has been the Acting Chief of Staff since February, and previously served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Leadership Communications Advisor. More>

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OCFO Employee is Mother of Olympian Competing in Rio

Linda Griffin, an OCFO employee matrixed to the ALS Business Management team, will be cheering on her daughter Kelly as she competes for the U.S. Women’s Rugby Sevens team. Sevens is a faster, shorter form of rugby. This is the first time any form of rugby has been included in the Olympic Games since 1924. The competition will be held Aug. 6-8. Watch a video featuring Kelly.

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Carpool or Vanpool? Staffer from Petaluma Manages to Do Both

Marty White, the Division Safety Coordinator for the Lab’s Physics and Nuclear Science divisions, first started vanpooling in 1974, shortly after she started her first job out of college. Today, she vanpools three to four times a week and carpools once a week from the North Bay to Berkeley. More>

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Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet

Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Lab’s Scientific Networking Division, which manages ESnet. Monga, who has been acting director since March, is the fifth person to lead ESnet in its 30-year history. More>

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Ignacio Tinoco’s 59 Years in Chemistry Profiled

Tinoco (an affiliate in the Biosciences Area) has been a pioneer in many fields, but he is most known for his invaluable contribution to the study of RNA folding. He has taught in UC Berkeley’s chemistry department for 59 years. More>

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Don DePaolo: A Career Retrospective After 38 Years of Service

Lab Director Mike Witherell noted that DePaolo is first a great scientist, recognized for his contributions in geochemistry, an accomplished mentor who has helped develop geoscientists who have gone on to lead many institutions, and done an enormous amount in several leadership roles to build Berkeley Lab into the superb research institution it is today. More>

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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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