Dame of the Day: Jillian Banfield

Jillian Banfield

Today’s Dame of the Day is Jillian Banfield (1959-). When she’s not teaching at UC Berkeley, Banfield’s research in geomicrobiology and biochemistry takes her around the globe. In the field, Banfield examines bioremediation,  a waste management procedure that introduces microorganisms to eliminate pollutants from a contaminated site. For her work, she has one a MacArthur Fellowship, a Benjamin Franklin Medal, and a L’Óreal-UNESCO Award celebrating women in science.

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