|Michael J. Banda|
Deputy Division Director, Operations, Advanced Light Source, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Advanced Light Source
Michael Banda is the Deputy Division Director for Operations of the Advanced Light Source. "Banda," as he prefers to be called, manages the overall operation of the ALS, including accelerator and beamline operations, user activities, safety, and environmental protection activities. He has been with Berkeley Lab since 1999. He began as the Deputy Division Director for Life Sciences, and then became the founding Deputy Division Director for Genomics at the time when the Joint Genome Institute was formed. In 2001, Banda moved on to become Deputy Division Director for Computing Sciences, where he held responsibilities with the Computational Research Division and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
His previous work with x-ray science includes an appointment as Professor of Radiology and Director of the Laboratory of Radiological Biology at the University of California, San Francisco, a unit that studied the effects of radiation in applications of biochemistry and cell biology.