We are pleased to announce Sarah Woodson has been awarded the 2020 RNA Society Lifetime Service Award.
Sarah Woodson, the T.C. Jenkins Professor of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, is recognized for her years of contribution and service to the RNA Society. In addition to her successful research program, Sarah has generously dedicated her time and leadership under a variety of society roles including Director (2006 – 2007), Secretary (2000 – 2002) and, most recently, as society President (2015-2016) – serving the first two-year presidential term upon the revision of society bylaws and expansion of the role in 2015. During her time as a Society member, Sarah has also served on the Nominating Committee, and in almost every role during one or more of our annual meetings, including mentor, poster judge, Session Chair, and co-organizer (for the 2000 meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, and 2013 meeting in Davos, Switzerland). Sarah continues her long history of service in her role as lead organizer of RNA2020 this year in Vancouver, Canada.