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,
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
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
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.
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
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.
Professor Emerita Paola Timiras passed away on Friday night, due to complications from heart valve replacement surgery she underwent last Spring. Her energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry Charles Dekker died of complications due to cancer on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at age 88.
Professor of Immunology & Pathogenesis Mark Schlissel has been appointed as the new Dean of Biological Sciences for the College of Letters & Science. He replaces Professor of Neurobiology Geoff Owen who served as Dean since 2002.
Emeritus Professor Gunther Stent passed away early Thursday morning, June 12th of pneumonia at his home in Haverford, Pa. He was 84 years old. Stent was Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology for 6 years (1980-86) and was the founding Chair of the newly created Department of Molecular and Cell Biology from 1987 until 1992.