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Sapphire’s ‘CJ’ Warner lauds Dr. Leroy Hood for National Medal of Science

February 5, 2013
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Dr. Lee Hood poses with President Obama after receiving the National Medal of Science on Feb. 1, 2013, at the White House. (Photo by Ryan K Morris/National Science & Technology Medals Foundation)

Dr. Lee Hood poses with President Obama after receiving the National Medal of Science on Feb. 1, 2013, at the White House. (Photo by Ryan K Morris/National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

On the occasion of Systems Biology president Dr. Leroy Hood being awarded a National Medal of Science from President Obama at a ceremony in the White House, Sapphire Energy’s CEO and Chairman Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner made the following statement:

“On behalf of Sapphire Energy, I want to congratulate Dr. Leroy Hood on being honored with the National Medal of Science from President Obama today (Feb. 1, 2013). As the co-founder and president of Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology, Dr. Hood’s innovative research and application of systems biology in the fields of health and the environment is working to solve some of the most important scientific challenges our society faces today, including furthering the scientific research and development of scalable algae biofuel production as the chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board. Sapphire Energy is very proud to be associated with Dr. Hood and send him our most heartfelt congratulations for receiving this prestigious honor.”

The National Medal of Science was created in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation. Awarded annually, the medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. A committee of presidential appointees selects nominees on the basis of their extraordinary knowledge in and contributions to chemistry, engineering, computing, mathematics, or the biological, behavioral/social and physical sciences. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the President of the United States upon scientists, engineers, and inventors.

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