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Three Questions for Blanca Bocobo

Blanca Bocobo’s father wanted the American dream for his family, so he walked from Michoacan, Mexico to Stockton, Calif. to find work. Bocobo, a 14-year Lab veteran with the Benefits office in HR, shares this story, and more, in this 3Q4, the last in our Latin American Heritage Month series. Lab Benefits analyst and Health […]

Doudna Shares Prize for Discovery of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology. She shares the Nobel Prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier.  In 2008 Doudna’s nascent research on CRISPR was funded by a Berkeley Lab LDRD award. Together, […]

Three Questions for Danila Ushizima

Daniela Ushizima of the Computational Research Division credits her Brazilian heritage for her resilience, a valuable trait for those in the field of experimental sciences, she says. Daniela Ushizima started at the Lab as a postdoc 13 years ago and is now a staff scientist working with machine learning and computer vision for scientific image […]

Nominations for [email protected] Lab Award Due Sept. 18

Nominations are now open for [email protected] Lab awards, which honor women employees who are making outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Self-nominations will also be accepted. Submit nominations by Sept. 18. The nomination period for [email protected] 2020 is now open until Friday, Sep 18, 2020. Click here to complete the nomination form. Categories for nominations […]

Lab’s Jackie Scoggins Featured in DOE Poster Series

Jackie Scoggins, Computer Systems Engineer, is the most recent representative of the Lab in the DOE’s STEM Rising series of posters to encourage diversity in the sciences. Jackie is also active in the Lab’s African-American Employee Resource Group and has been a long-time mentor in the community. View all posters>>

Visible Spectrum: Diana Swantek, Technical Illustrator

Visible Spectrum is a new series to spotlight talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. In this inaugural feature, learn how Diana Swantek brings cutting-edge science to life in a visually engaging way in her role as a technical illustrator for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Diana Swantek has been with Berkeley Lab for over […]

Women @ The Lab 2020 Nomination now open!

We are excited to launch the nomination process for Women @ The Lab 2020. Since 2013, Women @ The Lab has become a valuable platform for recognizing and honoring talented and dedicated women employees across Berkeley Lab for their contributions and achievements to the Lab’s mission. This year, we are seeking nominations for accomplished employees at […]

Mary Maxon Named to Carnegie Board of Trustees

The Carnegie Institution for Science Board of Trustees recently elected three new board members, including Associate Lab Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon. Maxon is also the Executive Sponsor of the Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group. The institution, founded in 1902, supports scientific discovery in biology, ecology, and earth and planetary sciences.

Vi Rapp Gives [email protected] Lab Talk – July 17, 2020

The July WSEC brown bag features a talk by Women @ The Lab honoree Vi Rapp, Ph.D., a Research Scientist in ETA.  Date: Friday, July 17 Time: 12 – 1 pm Zoom: Solving our burning problems Combustion systems are globally ubiquitous, generating more than 80% of global energy consumed. Many of these systems can […]

Natalie Roe Named Lab’s New Physical Sciences ALD

Natalie Roe, the Executive Sponsor of the Early Career Employee Resource Group, has been named the Lab’s Associate Laboratory Director for the Physical Sciences Area. Her appointment was approved by the University of California yesterday and was effective July 1. The Physical Sciences Area, which has more than 1,500 staff including affiliates, is made up […]