Two members of the Biosciences Area, Eleanor A. Blakely and Krishna K. Niyogi, were among the five Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-affiliated researchers elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. This honor is bestowed for distinguished and continuing achievements in advancing science to serve society.
Blakely, biophysicist senior scientist in the Biological Systems & Engineering Division, began her career at the Lab in 1975 determining which ion beam would be best for cancer therapy. She was recognized for her “distinguished contributions to the field of biophysics, particularly to the biological effects of radiation relevant to cancer therapy and to travel in space.”
Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division Faculty Scientist Kris Niyogi was recognized for his “pioneering investigation of the regulation of photosynthesis and mechanisms of photoprotection in plants and algae.” He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor in the department of plant and microbial biology at UC Berkeley. Blakely and Niyogi, both elected to the Biological Sciences section, join this year’s class of 391 Fellows. Read more at the Berkeley Lab News Center.