b'Friends, Honors & TransitionsHonors & TransitionsHonorsTrustees and Administration62 Trustee Mary-Claire King received the American Philosophical Societys (APS) Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Science. King is renowned for her groundbreaking research in identifying the BRCA1 gene, which causes breast and ovarian cancer.\x1f Mary-Claire King Embryology Steve Farber was recognized for science mentorship in May 2019 by New England Biolabs Inc. with its Passion in Science Award in the category of Mentorship and Advocacy. The company, which supplies research tools for sequencing, synthetic biology, and cellular and molecular research, launched the prize in 2014.ObservatoriesMiguel Roth, director of Carnegies Las Campanas Observatory in Chile from 1990-2014 and then the representative of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) in Chile, was awarded \x1f Steve Farber the Bernardo OHiggins Order by the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry in Santiago. The award is the highest civilian honor for non-Chileans. It was given to him in recognition of his contributions to astronomy in Chile, and for his outreach in inspiring others to appreciate astronomy.Plant Biology Carnegies Devaki Bhaya was named a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in October 2018. She is one of 14 new members selected as partners and collaborators in the pursuit of the Academy mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.\x1fMiguel Roth\x1f Devaki Bhaya'