Department News

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

Glausinger and Martin

Associate Professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Britt Glaunsinger and Andreas Martin have been named as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators. HHMI investigators are considered to be among the nation’s top biomedical researchers and receive flexible financial support, including salary and research funding.

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May 22, 2015

Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, and others co-author a paper on how a kinase inhibitor rejuvenates stem cell function in both brain and muscle tissue.  

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May 13, 2015

Read the New York Times profile of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna. Well before the discovery of Crispr-CAS9, Doudna was already performing innovative RNA-related research.

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May 11, 2015
Dr. Lin He and Dr. Kunxin Luo

The Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program, is now supporting Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Lin He, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kunxin Luo, and one other woman faculty for collaborations with Chinese women scientists.

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May 11, 2015

Affiliate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Daniel Fletcher pioneers a new smartphone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. Watch the video!

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May 07, 2015

The magazine "Citizens of Humanity" has recently published a feature on Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Tjian. Read about how "Tjian’s personality bucks most of the stereotypes about scientists."

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May 06, 2015

Howard Hughes Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology John Kuriyan has been named a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

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May 01, 2015
Dr. Hillel Adesnik

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute scientist Hillel Adesnik and his team are attempting to deconstruct the brain by analyzing small circuits and even single neurons. 

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April 30, 2015
Nogales and Thorner

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jeremy Thorner have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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April 28, 2015

Professor of Neurobiolgy, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, is using common, benign viruses to deliver healthy genes to defective cells.

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April 27, 2015
Dr. Carlos Bustamante

Howard Hughes Investigator and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences along with five other UC Berkeley faculty. 

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April 24, 2015

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

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