Department News

Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.

Learn how the MCB community has risen to the challenges and unpredictability of 2020 together and read about our responses to the COVID-19 crisis, efforts to address systemic racism, and our many reasons to celebrate.

Read the Fall 2020 MCB Transcript here.

November 19, 2020


Congratulations to incoming MCB Assistant Professor Yvette Fisher on being selected to serve as an Allen Institute Next Generation Leader!

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November 18, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Professor Alanna Schepartz on receiving a 2021 American Peptide Society Vincent du Vigneaud Award!

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November 17, 2020


MCB Professor Yang Dan has received an endowed chair, which honors her distinctive achievements and acts as an enduring tribute to the funding donor.

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November 16, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Professor David Schaffer on receiving the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) 2020 Andreas Acrivos Professional Progress Award!

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November 16, 2020


Three MCB faculty have received endowed chairs, which honors their distinctive achievements and acts as an enduring tribute to the donor or donors who establish them.

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November 09, 2020

Congratulations to Helen Bateup on receiving tenure and her promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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November 04, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Associate Professor Elçin Ünal on receiving the 2020 Sabri Ülker Science Award! 

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October 26, 2020

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our colleague Richard Calendar, Ph.D., who was Professor of Molecular Biology (1968-1989) and, after our reorganization of the biological sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (1989-2009), and, then, a Professor of the Graduate School (2009-2020), here at the University of California, Berkeley.

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October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new MCB Professor, Doris Tsao, arriving in July 2021.

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October 19, 2020


Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on receiving a 2020 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. 

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October 15, 2020


Congratulations to Professor Carlos Bustamante on his 2021 Biophysical Society Kazuhiko Kinosita Award!

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October 12, 2020


Congratuations to MCB Lecturer Robin Ball for receiving a UC Berkeley 2020 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors! 

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October 08, 2020


MCB Professor Kathleen Collins has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Pioneer Award, which supports exceptionally creative scientists proposing pioneering approaches.

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October 07, 2020


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded MCB Professor Jennifer Doudna and her colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for development of a method for genome editing."

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October 07, 2020

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