Professor Barbara Baker signing the National Academy of Sciences membership register at an awards ceremony on April 30, 2022.
At the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Annual Meeting held last week, PMB professors Barbara Baker and N. Louise Glass were officially recognized for their 2021 election into the NAS. At the in-person ceremony, which was delayed last year due to the pandemic, Baker and Glass joined their colleagues in the Academy and signed the "Registry of Membership."
NAS membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Professor N. Louise Glass signing the National Academy of Sciences membership register at an awards ceremony on April 30, 2022.
Baker is an adjunct professor of plant and microbial biology and a senior scientist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Her lab studies the genetic, molecular and biochemical processes that govern how plants and microbes interact, with a particular focus on how plants develop resistance to pathogen-induced diseases.
N. Louise Glass is a leading researcher in the molecular genetics of the fungus Neurospora, including the genetics of mating, nonself recognition, and lignocellulose decomposition. Utilizing genetics, genomics and biochemical tools, her work focuses on fungal enzyme-secretion pathways and fungal regulatory networks to understand possible applications of fungi to bioenergy.
Learn more about their 2021 election to the NAS on the Berkeley News site.