Professor of Biology and Vice Provost for Research James N. (Jim) Siedow has been given the Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists. He is being recognized "for both his stellar research in plant biochemistry, and his service to the plant biology community, within and beyond ASPB," the citation says. "Over the course of a forty year career, Jim helped found the field of mitochondrial bioenergetics, and he has been a strong and effective advocate for plant biology research. Jim has also made numerous highly valued contributions to the ASPB, including providing insightful leadership as the Society's President (1994 - 1995). Siedow steps down as Duke's vice provost for research on June 30, after 12 years of service.