The Cell & Developmental Biology Division will be holding their annual spring symposium on "Autophagy in cellular homeostasis, development, and disease" on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
MCB and LBNL researchers unlock the key to how bacteria "steal" genetic information from viruses and other foreign invaders. The paper is titled “Integrase-mediated spacer acquisition during CRISPR–Cas adaptive immunity.” The lead author is James Nuñez, a member of Doudna’s UC Berkeley research group.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Helen Bateup and Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Polina Lishko were among the nine young UC Berkeley faculty members awarded the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships -- coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers.
Professor of Neurobiology David Schaffer, along with Irina Conboy, has received a QB3 Bridging the Gap Award from the Rogers Family Foundation.
The campus celebrated the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers and the biopharmaceutical industry to perfect new gene-editing techniques and apply them to drug development and global health in general.