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Doudna Featured in Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers Issue

Physical Biosciences Division researcher Jennifer Doudna was included, along with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, in the innovators category of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers” issue of Foreign Policy Magazine. The team was recognized for their CRISPR/Cas genome-editing tool. More>

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DACA Act Helps Jose Sierra Procure Job in Computing

After an introduction to the Lab’s high-performance computing research through a high school IT academy, Jose Sierra, now an engineering student at SF State, had hoped to work at Lab to gain real-world experience. But as an émigré from Guatemala, he had no work permit. DACA changed all that. He’s now a student assistant in CRD. More>

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Marvin Cohen Receives Materials Society’s Highest Honor

Cohen received the 2014 Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society for “explaining and predicting properties of materials and for successfully predicting new materials using microscopic quantum theory.” He is a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division UC Berkeley University Professor. More>

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10 Questions for OCFO’s Laura Sanders

This procurement subcontract administrator appreciates the Lab’s casual dress policy, enjoys belly dancing, and hopes to travel to Fiji one day. Go here to check out the rest of Sanders’ answers.

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Three Berkeley Lab Veterans Share Their Stories

Stephanie Collins of Environment, Health and Safety, served as an electrical safety officer for the Navy, Michael Elmore of the IT Division was an electronics technician during the Vietnam War, and Alex Gavidia of Engineering served with a civil engineering unit in the Air Force. Hear how their training in the armed services helped them procure positions at the Lab. More>

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ALS’s Alan Biocca Builds His Own E-Bikes for Commuting to Work

Ascending the steep climb of Centennial Drive has tested his designs, but instead of being frustrated, Biocca enjoys the engineering challenge and opportunity to fine-tune his bikes. An electronics enthusiast from an early age, Biocca is also a Ham radio operator. More>

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A Comprehensive Look at High Performance Parallel I/O

In this era of “big data,” high performance parallel I/O is extremely important. Yet, the last book to summarize best practices in this area was written more than 10 years ago. To fill the void, Prabhat of Berkeley Lab and Quincey Koziol of the HDF Group recently published “High Performance Parallel I/O.” More>

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What’s in a (Supercomputer) Name? Katie Antypas Finds Out

Katie Antypas describes how a computer system named after an African-American scientist made a big difference on one NERSC tour she gave. Read her story in the latest in the Panorama series of the Lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. More>

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Joseph Cerny Wins Faculty Service Award

The UC Berkeley Academic Senate has honored Joseph Cerny with its Berkeley Faculty Service Award. Cerny is the former head of Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division and Associate Laboratory Director. He was recognized as someone who has given outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus. More >

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JBEI Researchers Harness Power of Microbes for Work and Winemaking

For the past four years, Trent Northen (right) and Chris Petzold have put molecules to work in their home-based wine making project. Both scientists are very interested in microbial communities in their work, and they make the connection that microbial communities are also what they’re using to make wine. More>

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