The Department welcomes back Dr. Michael Marletta as Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology. Marletta's research lies at the interface of chemistry and biology with a particular emphasis on the study of protein function and enzyme reaction mechanisms and a focus on molecular answers to complex functions in biology.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and her research group have produced an atomic view of microtubules that enabled them to identify the crucial role played by a family of end-binding (EB) proteins in regulating microtubule dynamic instability.
It's a new era in genome engineering! A one-day symposium hosted by the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at Berkeley and the Innovative Genomics Initiative. The symposium is being held on August 24, 2015 at Li Ka Shing. Contact Jan Ambrosini with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the recent Wall Street Journal article featuring Dr. Jennifer Doudna's Crispr-CAS9 research, Why Gene-Editing Technology Has Scientists Excited: Researchers explore the idea of treating disease by replacing defective genes.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephan Lammel was awarded the 2015 Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship which is a competitive award on campus. It provides summer salary awards to junior faculty, allowing them to devote their time exclusively to research, independent study, or improving their teaching effectiveness.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna has been honored with the 2015 Gruber Genetics Prize along with her CrisprCAS9 collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier. The International Prize Program honors individuals whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.
This summer brings change to MCB -- the Co-Chairs thank past division heads for their service and announce some new division, committee, and program heads.
Two scientists in Molecular and Cell Biology have been recognized by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Polina Lishko has been selected as one of this year’s Pew Scholars, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Postdoctoral Researcher Juan-Pablo Castillo (in Carlos Bustamante's lab) has been named a Pew Latin American Fellow.