The Department of Energy has announced that eight distinguished scientists and engineers will receive the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of DOE’s highest honors. Named after Berkeley Lab’s founder, the award was established in 1959 and recognizes mid-career researchers for exceptional contributions supporting the DOE and its mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.
Susannah Tringe, a microbiologist and interim director of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division, as well as deputy for user programs at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), is one of two awardees from Berkeley Lab. She was recognized for “advances in sequence-based studies of microbial assemblies, revealing the roles of microbial communities in carbon cycling, in interactions with plants, and as drivers of methane production, nutrient cycling, greenhouse gas emissions, and water recycling.”
The 2020 Lawrence Award laureates will each receive a medal and a $20,000 honorarium and will be honored at a virtual ceremony broadcast from Washington, DC, on January 19. Watch the ceremony.
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