Matthew Akamatsu, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor David Drubin's lab, and Qingqing Wang, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Donald Rio's lab, have been named 2016 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows. This award program supports scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
It's the start of a new year, and MCB welcomes all of its students. We wish everyone a great semester! Pictured below is the new incoming graduate student class for fall 2016.
"Like other structural biologists, Eva Nogales works in extraordinary times. The University of California, Berkeley, faculty member now has the tools to tackle important questions about cells' molecular machinery that would have been impossible to answer just a few years ago. A recent project with Berkeley colleague Jennifer Doudna, the molecular biologist who co-pioneered the CRISPR–Cas9 gene-editing method, is a case in point..."
MCB Professor of the graduate school Howard Schachman passed away on Friday, August 5th at the age of 97. He was an influential biochemist who was dedicated to UC Berkeley. He continued teaching for MCB well after his retirement. The last class he was involved with was just this past spring.
MCB Professors Kathy Collins and James Hurley have been named 2016-2017 Bakar Program Fellows. Collins' fellowship is in the category Biotechnology and Health, and her project is titled "New Reverse Transcriptase Technologies", and Hurley's fellowship is in the Neuroscience category, entitled "Activating Autophagy to Fight Neurodegeneration."
Sarah Hamilton joins the MCB Graduate Affairs Office just in time for the beginning of the new academic year. Next time you drop by the Graduate Student Services Office in the LSA, be sure to say "hi!"
What's so great about choanoflagellates? MCB Professor Nicole King explains and reveals why she has dedicated her research career to figuring out how the first multicellular animal life came to be.
Listen to a podcast, hosted by the Journal of Immunology, where Professor David H. Raulet discusses the importance of fundamental research. It highlights how some clinical therapies for cancer have emerged from basic science, performed decades previously, that had no obvious connection to cancer at the time it was published.
Listen to the podcast here.
G. Steven Martin has retired and now Michael Botchan is serving as Interim Dean of Biological Sciences. Our MCB Co-Chairs have had a "changing of the guard" as well -- David Raulet and Richard Harland have handed the reigns over to David Drubin and Nipam Patel. Richard Harland will now serve as Senior Associate Dean of Biological Sciences.