Dr. Lee Hood Receives National Medal of Science
Above: Dr. Lee Hood and members of his lab group raise a very Seattle toast with Starbucks coffee to celebrate.
On Dec. 21, 2012, the White House announced that Dr. Lee Hood, ISB’s president and co-founder, is a recipient of the 2012 National Medal of Science. This is the highest honor the U.S. President can bestow upon scientists. “This is exciting because it’s for lifetime achievement,” Lee commented, “which lauds all my colleagues.” President Obama will host all the medal recipients at a ceremony in early 2013. To read some of the press surrounding this announcement, visit systemsbiology.org/news/in-the-news.