JBEI’s Irina Silva and Patrick Shih are among the 2017 Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards honorees. This annual program recognizes outstanding contributions by employees to all facets of Lab activities. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Irina Silva, Communications & Outreach Manager at JBEI, received an award for Exceptional Achievement in Diversity for her efforts to connect Berkeley Lab science and scientists with local young people to help train a future scientific workforce that truly represents the diversity of the Bay Area.
Patrick Shih, a postdoctoral fellow the Joint BioEnergy Institute, received an award for Exceptional Early Scientific Career Achievement for his work in the fields of plant biology, synthetic biology, and metabolic engineering related to energy, sustainability, and human health.
A ceremony honoring all of the 2017 recipients will be held at 3 pm on November 30 in the Building 50 Auditorium and will be streamed live.