Dr. Mimi Koehl, Gill Professor in Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Mimi Koehl
Gill Professor in Integrative Biology

Dr. Koehl's research focuses on the biomechanics of how organisms function in their natural habitats. She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University, and did postdoctoral work at Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, and at the University of York, UK. She was on the faculty at Brown University before moving to Berkeley. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the Borelli Award (American Society of Biomechanics, for "outstanding career accomplishment and exemplary contributions to the field of biomechanics"), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Gettysburg College, and the Rachel Carson Lectureship (American Geophysical Union). She is one of ten scientists chosen by the National Academy of Sciences to be profiled in a series of books for children, "Women's Adventures in Science".