Judy Wall Recognized by Southeastern Conference with the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award!

Wall-JudyCongratulations Judy on being recognized by Southeastern Conference with the 2014  Faculty Achievement Award! You are inspiring and generous with your science.  It is a tremendous pleasure to work with you.”The recipients of the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards were announced by the league office on Wednesday. These annual awards recognize a faculty member from every SEC university who demonstrates outstanding records of teaching, research and scholarship.SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners receive a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award.”

To read more about the award


Adam Arkin recipient of DOE’s highest scientific honor- the Lawrence Award

1-arkin2014“Adam Arkin, director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division (PBD) and a biologist who is recognized as a leading authority on the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and their application to systems and synthetic biology, has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The E.O. Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s highest scientific honor, is recognizing Arkin “for his work advancing biological and environmental sciences.””

To read more about the award and Dr. Arkin and his team’s research, please visit the Berkeley Lab News Center

Andrea Rocha featured Post Doc at ORAU


Andrea Rocha featured post doc at ORAU

Since May 2012, Rocha has been a participant in the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program, administered by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. The program advances scientific and technical training for doctorate level scientists and engineers in disciplines of critical national need, like neutron science, high performance computing and biological systems.

“As part of my postdoctoral research, I am working on a collaborative project, ENIGMA [Ecosystems and Networks Integrated with Genes and Molecular Assemblies], to determine subsurface keystone bacteria species differences in gradients of pH, nitrate, uranium, and conductivity to enable modeling of microbial community resiliency,” said Rocha.

Full article can be accessed at the following url: http://www.orau.org/science-education/research-experiences/14-postdoc-andrea-rocha.aspx

Judy Wall awarded Curators’ Professorship in Biochemistry at University of Missouri

Wall-JudyJudy Wall awarded the Curators’ Professorship at University of Missouri, in Biochemistry.
Her work on genetics and metabolism of hydrogen, iron, and sulfate in bacteria anchors many of our ongoing ENIGMA projects. She advises teams on genetic methods for manipulating bacteria and high throughput production of genetically modified D. vulgaris and other bacterial strains. Her deep knowledge and connection between components allows us to promote a deeply collaborative environment.


Community Leadership! Steve Brown

brown_steve_ornl ENIGMA’s Steve Brown in ASM leadership role

Beginning July 1, 2013 Steven D. Brown of Oak Ridge National Lab will be Chair-Elect of Division O (Fermentation and Biotechnology) of the American Society for Microbiology. more »