Department News

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

Candidates for the Bowes Research Fellowship will be presenting their work at a symposium on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building (pre and post-reception in Koshland Hall Lobby).

Speakers include:

March 18, 2009

Professor Marc Kirschner leads off an exciting program for this year's Cell & Developmental Biology Symposium on "Systems Cell Biology" on Tuesday, March 24. Please register if you plan to attend.

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March 12, 2009

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Drubin has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBC), the journal of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

February 24, 2009

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ahmet Yildiz has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  The fellowship provides $50,000 to early-career scientists who show outstanding promise.

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February 18, 2009

MCB graduate student Walter Fischler of Professor Kristin Scott's lab is the recipient of a Weintraub award for 2009. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.

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February 10, 2009

Please join us in a memorial to honor Jeffrey Winer's life and contributions to Neurobiology.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2-4 PM
Toll Room, Alumni House, Berkeley Campus
RSVP:  David Larue

Donations for a scholarship in Jeff's memory are being collected:

Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship:
University of California
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship Fund
142 LSA #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
January 26, 2009

Five MCB faculty members have been named as 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  They include Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics and Development Steven Brenner, Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jennifer Doudna,

December 18, 2008

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Robert Tjian received a $918,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop new molecular tools and novel technologies for high efficiency gene targeting in stem cells.

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December 16, 2008

The Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), an inter-disciplinary research center that includes many faculty members in MCB, received a $7 million pledge from philanthropist Henry Wheeler.

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December 15, 2008

It is with regret that we announce that Professor Jeffery Winer passed away the morning of December 9 after a short illness. Professor Winer served the Department and campus in many ways and he will be greatly missed.

Donations may be sent to the Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship:
University of California
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship Fund
142 LSA #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200

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December 09, 2008

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Randy Schekman is the 2008 recipient of the Dickson Prize in Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. The prize is awarded annually for "innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research".

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November 24, 2008

The MCB Department is hosting a symposium titled "Humanity's Genes and the Human Condition" on Saturday, November 15.  Additional details, including the full schedule and registration form, are available at the link below.

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November 13, 2008

Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King is on the "20 under 40" list of the "Best Brain in Science" in the December 2008 issue of Discover magazine.

November 12, 2008

It is with regret that we announce that Emeritus Professor Joe Neilands passed away peacefully on Thursday October 23rd, after several months battling an illness.

John Brian “Joe” Neilands

September 11, 1921 – October 23, 2008

October 27, 2008

The Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have elected Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Robert Tjian as President of HHMI effective April 1, 2009.

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September 30, 2008

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