Department News

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

March 01, 2023

Rivera-LugoCongratulations to MCB alumnus Rafael Rivera-Lugo (PhD 2022, Portnoy Lab) for being named a 2023 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recipient. This award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center recognizes exceptional achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.

February 22, 2023

ASPIRE award Bilder and NomuraProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology David Bilder and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Daniel Nomura are two of twelve outstanding research projects to receive ASPIRE awards from the The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

February 15, 2023

Sloan fellows 2023Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Andrea Gomez and Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Samantha Lewis were among six Berkeley early-career faculty members named 2023 Sloan Research Fellows. The fellowships honor extraordinary researchers whose creativity, innovation and re

February 13, 2023

Ingolia RNA awardAssociate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Nicholas Ingolia, has been selected to receive a 2023 RNA Society Mid-Career Award for his exceptional research achievements. Read more... 

January 31, 2023

AAAS Drubin Heald TjianMCB Professors David Drubin, Rebecca Heald and Robert Tjian are among 11 UC Berkeley faculty who have been elected as lifetime fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

January 26, 2023

HHMI emerging pathogens initiative announcementMCB Professors of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Greg Barton and Russell Vance, are two of the recent grant recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) new Emerging Pathogens Initiative.

December 16, 2022

As the year comes to a close, MCB has a lot to be thankful for. Most importantly, we are grateful for our extraordinary community of our students, postdocs, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. We hope you enjoy our year-end video highlighting some of our 2022 memories together. 


November 21, 2022

Mammalian cells overexpressing fluorescently labeled proteins (Aaron Joiner)Learn about MCB's exciting research, new faculty, plant-based egg entrepreneurship, phixing physiology, and much more...

Read the Fall 2022 MCB Transcript here.

November 17, 2022

Rijo-FerreiraFilipa Rijo-Ferreira, Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, was chosen as one of the 2022 STAT Wunderkinds. She was selected among hundreds of nominations for her innovative research. Read more... 

November 03, 2022

Asst Teaching Prof in Residence GGEDInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence for the MCB Division of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution & Development (GGED).