Wenjun Zhang, a faculty scientist in Biosciences’ Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UC Berkeley, is among the 2019 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The prestigious award, established in 1996 and coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President, is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early-career researchers.
Ke Xu (left) and Wenjun Zhang (right) of the Biosciences Area have been named Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows. Xu is a faculty chemist in the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division and Zhang is a faculty biologist in the Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division. These scientists are two of the eight UC Berkeley assistant professors to be honored by the Foundation, along with 118 other new fellows announced today. Fellowships are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics. Read more at Berkeley News.