It is with regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus Donald Glaser, a Nobel-prize winning physicist and neurobiologist, passed away in his sleep at his home in Berkeley on February 27, 2013. He was 86.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Tom Alber is the recipient of the 2013 Christian B. Anfinsen Award for "his foundational studies yielding an understanding of the structure/function relationship of proteins."
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape has been awarded the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science to encourage and support younger immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers.
The Cal Alumni Association has elected Dr. Frank Davis, who received his Ph.D. from the Biochemistry Department (predecessor to MCB) in 1955, as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year.
It is with regret that we announce the death of Professor John Forte. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family following a prolonged illness with leukemia.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for four faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (tenured track) in the areas listed below, including a joint position with the Department of Chemistry (CHEM). We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degree who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences has appointed Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Lior Pachter as The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Biophysics and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Computational Biology respectively.
Patty Garcia, an MCB graduate student in Professor Mark Schlissel's lab, is the subject of this week's Berkeley NewsCenter "Persons of Interest" profile.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee has received the William C. Rose Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). She was recognized for her protein-folding research and for her encouragement of the next generation of scientists.
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and the Cancer Research Laboratory are hosting a symposium on Wed, March 28, 2012 in honor of Jim Allison, with talks ranging from basic immunology to clinical aspects of cancer immunotherapy. Information about the speakers is available by following the link below.