Department News

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

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.

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May 03, 2016

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.

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May 02, 2016

Professor of Neurobiology and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering David Schaffer received the American Chemical Society Marvin J. Johnson Award. It recognizes outstanding research contributions toward the advancement of microbial and biochemical technology. 

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April 29, 2016

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.

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April 27, 2016

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Glaeser are among nine UC Berkeley faculty members newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 20, 2016

Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Hernan Garcia is one of 15 scientists named as 2016 Searle Scholars. The exceptional young scientists are selected for their potential to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their careers.

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April 14, 2016

MCB Affiliate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development and Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology Steven Brenner was elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his significant contributions to protein analysis and genetics.

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April 14, 2016

Associate Adjunct Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Fyodor Urnov's career is featured in the April edition of ASBMB Today. His current endeavors target the inherited blood diseases beta-thalassemia and sickle-cell, offering alternatives to current treatments through gene editing, while still inspiring Berkeley undergraduates.  

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April 13, 2016

A collaboration between Professor of Neurobiology Richard Kramer's lab and Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik's lab has yielded a genetically-targeted photochemical toolkit to control GABA A receptors, and they have proven its effectiveness.  

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April 12, 2016

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik and his research team have designed a microscope that allows watching and controlling individual brain cells in real-time through optogenetics. Incredibly, neural patterns can be mapped out and played back to induce specific behaviors.  

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April 11, 2016

Here's one for the biochemistry textbooks: using cryo-EM, MCB Professor and LBNL scientist Eva Nogales and her team have made a significant breakthrough, showing with unprecedented detail the role of a powerhouse transcription factor known as TFIID.

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April 08, 2016

How has research at UC Berkeley on a soil bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes led to new approaches to cancer treatment? Read the latest from the Cancer Research Lab.

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April 06, 2016

Back by popular demand: Open MIC's Instrument of the Month series is back with a post on not just one, but two instruments: Serenity and Morpheus.

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April 06, 2016

MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna has been named an Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.

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April 01, 2016

"MCB cancer immunologists are teaming up with colleagues working on infectious disease to create a new Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative, fueled by $7.5 million in funding from Aduro Biotech Inc., a Berkeley company that develops immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases."

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March 30, 2016

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