Pam Ronald, a faculty scientist in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her accomplishments and leadership in plant pathology research
Pamela Ronald, biologist faculty scientist in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division (EGSB) and the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s (JBEI) director of grass genetics in the feedstocks division, has been awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The prestigious international science prizes are awarded annually to scientists whose work provides exceptional contributions to humanity.
Corinne Scown, the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s (JBEI) Vice President for Life-Cycle, Economics and Agronomy and Director of Life-Cycle and Technoeconomic Analysis, has won the 2022 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award for the Americas. She was honored for “her contributions integrating emerging technology development with rigorous technoeconomic analysis and life-cycle assessment.”
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that 564 of its members—among them four scientists at Berkeley Lab—have been elected Fellows as part of the 2021 class. The two newly named Fellows from the Biosciences Area are: Eva Nogales, a senior faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division, and Scott Baker an affiliate with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).
Jay Keasling, a senior faculty scientist in Biological Systems and Engineering, professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, is the recipient of the Science History Institute’s 2022 Othmer Gold Medal. The award recognizes his efforts in developing innovative synthetic biology tools that address major societal challenges such as biofuel manufacturing and medical applications.