Banda, ALS senior advisor and former ALS operations deputy, was presented the Berkeley Lab Citation at the 2017 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement ceremony. The Citation recognizes extraordinary achievements in broad categories of science and operations, with special focus on service to the Lab and/or the DOE national lab complex. In particular, Banda was recognized for his sustained leadership, over nearly two decades, in the management of several Laboratory divisions, including Life Sciences, Genomics, Computing, and the ALS. Among other things, his contributions led to the successful completion of DOE’s commitment to the Human Genome Project and the Joint Genome Institute’s transformation into a DOE user facility; advancing and ultimately making the Wang Hall computing building a reality; building bridges between Computing and the ALS; and fundamental and lasting changes to the Lab’s approach to safety.
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