Department News

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

Howard Hughes Investigator, Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and European colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier are the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, awarded by Johnson & Johnson. Their collaboration led to the discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease and may lead to new drug targets.

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June 24, 2014

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jeremy Thorner is a co-editor of a book titled Signal Transduction recently published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Contributors include Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Iswar Hariharan and former MCB graduate student (Thorner Lab) David Julius.

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June 20, 2014

Three members of the MCB department are co-authors on an article recently published in the journal Nature. Senior author Assistant Professor Lin He, together with Assistant Professor Polina Lishko and Professor Richard Harland, describe a new role for non-coding RNAs in formation of cilia.

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June 18, 2014

To honor Professor Tom Alber, the Alber Family and the faculty together have set a goal of raising $50,000 to permanently name a lecture series in his memory. We hope that you will join us in celebrating Tom and that you will consider making a gift to help establish a lecture series that will bear Tom's name in perpetuity.

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June 13, 2014

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Christopher Chang and Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape are both among 30 national finalists for the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

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June 09, 2014

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Andrew Dillin is the focus of a research profile by the UC Berkeley NewCenter that focuses on his research on pain receptors their effect on insulin response and aging.

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May 28, 2014

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Andreas Martin has been selected as a 2014-15 Bakar Fellow. The Bakar fellows program supports innovative research by early-career campus faculty pursuing projects that hold commercial promise.

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May 27, 2014

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Polina Lishko is a 2014 recipient of the Hellman Fellowship. The purpose of the Fellowship is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

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May 22, 2014

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Barbara Meyer has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society at their 2014 spring meeting in Philadelphia.

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May 15, 2014

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Lin He is the 2014 recipient of the Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award. The award is for a recent, significant contribution to carcinogenesis research by an investigator under the age of 40.

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May 14, 2014

Congratulations to the MCB Graduate Students who are recipients of UC Berkeley's 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (OGSI).

May 13, 2014

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Nicholas Ingolia has been selected as a 2014 Rose Hills Innovator, a program which supports distinguished early-career faculty at UC Berkeley in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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May 12, 2014

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar has been selected as one of Cell magazines "40 under 40."

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May 09, 2014

Mary Catherine Watten (Academic Personnel) and Tanya Grimes Sullivan (Graduate Affairs) are recipients of the 2014 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, the most prestigious award given to UC Berkeley staff.

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May 09, 2014

CRISPR, a genome-editing technique developed by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna, has been named as one of the year's top 10 Technology Breakthroughs by the MIT Technology Review.

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May 07, 2014

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