Raikhel came to UCR in 2001 from Michigan State University, East Lansing. She received her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Institute of Cytology, Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, Russia. She did postdoctoral research at the University of Georgia, Athens, where she was later an assistant research scientist. She was on the faculty at Michigan State University for about ten years.
"There are more deserving people than awards, so it is wonderful that the NAS recognized our research in plant cell biology and I am eternally grateful," Raikhel said. "I share this recognition with my former and current students and postdocs as this award is a result of team work. I also could not have been where I am now without the love and support of my wonderful family, my late parents, and my dear friends. As Lao Tzu said, 'A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving' this is the beauty of science!"
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