Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Division of Cell and Developmental Biology - Impaired trafficking of Notch in neoplastic ESCRT mutant Drosophila cells
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
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis - Salmonella typhimurium growing within a macrophage
Division of Neurobiology
Division of Neurobiology - Phosphorylation of mTOR in neurons in the striatum

Recent News

Dipti NayakWe are delighted to announce the arrival of Dipti Nayak, who joins MCB this July as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Genetics, Genomics & Development. 

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Gomez and Lewis

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new MCB Assistant Professors, Andrea Gomez & Samantha Lewis, arriving January 2020.

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Alanna SchepartzWe are excited to announce this July Alanna Schepartz will join the Department of Chemistry faculty as the T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology as a professor. 

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University Medal runners-up

Congratulations to MCB graduating seniors Samantha Hao and Yvonne Hao, 2019 University Medal runners-up!

The University Medal winner and runners-up are graduating seniors who embody the highest ideals of UC Berkeley, including outstanding scholarship, perseverance, and impacting the lives of others.

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Alumni Symposium attendees

30 years ago, Berkeley was a much different place. The cost of in-state tuition for undergraduates was less than $1,500 a year, the median rent was $392, and the spaces which now hold Life Sciences Addition and Koshland Hall were UC Berkeley parking lots.

Much like campus buildings and rent prices, molecular biology at Berkeley has transformed immensely since 1989. That year, UC Berkeley consolidated more than 10 departments that focused on aspects of molecular biology and formed the Molecular and Cell Biology department as it is known today. Since then, from the discovery of cellular membrane trafficking to breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy to the advent of the CRISPR revolution, the people of UC Berkeley MCB have been at the forefront of innovation in biology.

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