M. thermoacetica first made its debut as the first non-photosensitive bacterium to carry out artificial photosynthesis in a study led by Peidong Yang, a professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry.
Immunologist James P. Allison has been jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking work he conducted on cancer immunotherapy at the University of California, Berkeley. He shares the prize with Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University.
Osowiecki is among 8 UC Berkeley graduate students named 2019 Siebel Scholars. Each will be awarded $35,000 and join a network of more than 1,300 distinguished scholars.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to Michael O’Keeffe, Arizona State University, and Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of reticular chemistry”.