Department News

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

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Christopher Chang, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Michelle Chang, along with their colleague Peidon Yang, have made a potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis. 

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April 16, 2015

Time Magazine has just named Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2015. She and Emmanuelle Charpentier were recognized for their discovery of using CRISPR-Cas9 to remove or add genetic material at will.

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April 16, 2015
Kaoru Saijo

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Kaoru Saijo has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar along with 14 other talented young scientists from institutions all over the United States. 

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April 13, 2015

Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics and Development Steve Brenner heads up a portion of a five-year research program that may deeply influence how states use a heel prick, the first step in newborn screening. Most state public health departments check the infant’s blood after the first day of life to see if something is dangerously wrong. However, as genome sequencing becomes faster and cheaper, the push is on to unravel a baby’s entire DNA code instead.

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April 10, 2015

Professor and biochemist Jennifer Doudna and Professor and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.

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April 08, 2015

Recent findings by Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Bilder and his lab could lead to the development of much-needed targeted therapies for wasting syndrome in cancer patients (this syndrome is called cachexia, where muscle and fat tissues are destroyed throughout the body).

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April 08, 2015

An iBioSeminar presented by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King has just been released. Watch now!

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April 07, 2015

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural BiologyJamie Cate and postdoctoral fellows Amy Lee and Philip Kranzusch discover a new way that human cells control cancer gene expression at the step where genes are translated into proteins.

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April 07, 2015
Hockemeyer

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Dirk Hockemeyer has received an American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Award for his contributions to the field of developmental biology.

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April 01, 2015

New research out of the Raulet lab suggests a mechanism explaining why Natural Killer cells are sometimes rendered ineffective, and even more excitingly, suggests a therapeutic approach for re-awakening them to attack tumors.

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March 31, 2015

A newly announced biotech deal shows how basic research at UC Berkeley is leading to new therapeutic approaches for cancer.

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March 31, 2015

Class of '33 Chair and Professor of Neurobiology, Ehud Isacoff, who also holds an appointment with Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and who directs the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, conducted a study of translucent zebrafish embryos that could lead to powerful new tools in neuroscience.

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March 30, 2015

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King will receive an honorary Doctor of Science from Lehigh University during the university’s 147th commencement ceremony on May 18.

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March 24, 2015

Professor Jennifer Doudna and other leading bioligists authored an article calling for a worldwide moratorium on the use of her new genome-editing technique until scientists, ethicists and the public fully understand the issues surrounding the breakthrough.  

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March 20, 2015

Professors Jennifer Doudna (MCB) and Montgomery Slatkin (IB), were chosen for their distinguished research excellence by the Academic Senate, and will present public lectures as part of the Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures. Since 1912, these events have offered an opportunity to hear from the people who are transforming knowledge at Berkeley and in our world.

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March 19, 2015

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