Rice University announced May 3 that Bonnie Bartel has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Bartel, who joined Rice in 1995, is the Ralph and Dorothy Looney professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice. She is internationally renowned for her work in plant biology.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by my colleagues in the National Academy of Sciences," Bartel said. "It has been a privilege to do science with the amazing graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates who have worked with me at Rice over the years, and the support of my wonderful colleagues in the Department of BioSciences has made it possible.”
Bartel holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bethel College and her doctorate in biology from MIT.