President Barack Obama today announced that Lee Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology and Affiliate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, will receive the National Medal of Science. Hood and his lab have invented five instruments that are central to the modern era of biotechnology, including the gene sequencer.
President Obama also announced that Art Rosenfeld, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and father-in-law of UW CSE professor Dan Weld, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. A distinguished physicist, Rosenfeld is internationally renowned for his transformational work on energy efficiency.
Congratulations to Lee and Art! Read the White House press release here.