Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member. She joins MCB Professors John Kuriyan and Randy Schekman as elected foreign members of the society, and Professors G. Steven Martin and Gerald Westheimer, who are fellows within the society.
Professor of the Graduate School Jack Kirsch has received the presitigious UC Berkeley Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship in recognition of his exemplary continued service in teaching, research, and public service.
Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology Walter J. Freeman passed away at age 89 in Berkeley on Sunday, April 24, 2016. He was a UC Berkeley professor for nearly 60 years, and is considered one of the founders of the field of computational neuroscience.