Cady joins EMSL as chief science officer
Will advance EMSL's science vision
Sherry L. Cady, an expert on how microbes living in extreme environments interact with and influence their surroundings, has joined EMSL as the chief science officer. In this role, Cady will guide the science vision for EMSL, a facility used by hundreds of researchers every year.
"Sherry will advance EMSL's science vision that distinguishes EMSL science, staff and capabilities and address complex national challenges," said Allison Campbell, EMSL's director. "As a current EMSL user, she knows what makes EMSL unique. This gives her novel insight as she helps us identify science opportunities and enabling capabilities for the future."
Cady comes to EMSL from Portland State University in Oregon, where she served as professor of geology since 1998. She also developed several professional development courses for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers at the university's Center for Science Education. She is the founding and current editor-in-chief of Astrobiology, a leading peer-reviewed research journal dedicated to understanding life's origin, evolution and distribution in the universe. She earned doctorate and bachelor's degrees in geology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Read the full PNNL news release.
Released: July 05, 2012