Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Division of Cell and Developmental Biology - Impaired trafficking of Notch in neoplastic ESCRT mutant Drosophila cells
Division of Neurobiology
Division of Neurobiology - Phosphorylation of mTOR in neurons in the striatum
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis - Salmonella typhimurium growing within a macrophage
Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology - Structure of the human Ndc80 kinetochore complex around microtubules
Heterochromatin dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Division of Genetics, Genomics and Development - Heterochromatin dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Recent News

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Jack Kirsch, who served as a Professor of MCB and Chemistry from 1964 to 2006 and as a Professor of the Graduate School in retirement. Jack was an esteemed scientist and a pillar of the campus community who will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him.

Jack received the UC Berkeley Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship in 2016, a prestigious award that recognizes dedicated Emeriti who have made outstanding and far-reaching contributions to teaching, research, and public service. The award epitomizes the remarkable impact Jack had on the Cal community, from his groundbreaking research career in the field of biochemistry to his passion for teaching a freshman seminar titled "Sampling the Performing Arts at Berkeley."

In this time of loss, we as a community must remember how fortunate we are to have been influenced by Jack's great legacy. We offer our condolences to Jack's family and close friends.

New research published in Science by MCB Professor and HHMI Investigator Eva Nogales pushes the limits of cryo-electron microscopy with freeze-frames of TFIID, a critical gene transcription molecule. TFIID, or transcription factor IID, is a relatively large protein with a structure that had been difficult to capture prior to the research.

These more detailed images "could help drug designers create drugs that interfere with the molecule’s structural changes in order to tweak the expression of a gene that is causing disease."

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Congratulations to MCB Professor Susan Marqusee for becoming a 2019 Miller Senior Fellow! The fellowship supports excellence in science at UC Berkeley by enhancing interactions among Miller Institute Fellows, all of whom are accomplished and distinguished scientists in their field. It also provides significant discretionary funds for research.

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Fall 2018 MCB Newsletter

MCB has been busy!

Learn about our recent research endeavors, read about the new CRISPR course, catch up on community happenings, and much more...

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The Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative (IVRI) is partnering with Aduro Biotech to fund exploration into new cures for cancers and infectious diseases.

“It’s a successful example of private academic with public industry partnership… We managed to generate a really good platform for research,” said Julia Schaletzky, Executive Director of IVRI.

MCB Professor David Raulet serves as Faculty Director of IVRI. According to Raulet, the partnership is unique for two reasons: it unites infectious disease researchers and cancer immunologists, and it funds basic science instead of research into particular cancers or diseases.

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