NAS honors Dianne Newman, co-director of Microbial Diversity | Caltech News

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DKN-Caltech-NEWS-WEB-Credit-Donna-Coveney-MITMBL Microbial Diversity course co-director Dianne Newman, professor of biology and geobiology at Caltech and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Molecular Biology for her “discovery of microbial mechanisms underlying geologic processes.” The award citation recognizes her for “launching the field of molecular geomicrobiology” and fostering greater awareness of the important roles microorganisms have played and continue to play in how Earth evolved.

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