It is with regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Genomics and Development James Fristrom passed away on October 29, 2013.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Randy Schekman has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the transport of vesicles within cells. The prize was awarded jointly with James E. Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof.
Professor Schekman received his award and gave his Nobel acceptance speech on December 10, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology David Savage or both recipients of 2013 NIH Director's New Innovator Awards. This award support investigators who are within 10 years of their terminal degree conduct exceptionally innovative research.
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology is pleased to welcome six new junior faculty members for the 2013-14 Academic year.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for four faculty positions in the following areas: Systems Developmental Biology, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Neurobiology, Biology of Cancer and Emerging & Neglected Diseases. We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degree who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape, and Associate Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Russell Vance have been appointed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, highly sought positions that provide subsidized appointments and research funds.
The National Geographic website has an article titled "Mind-Bending Parasite Permanently Quells Cat Fear in Mice" which describes the research of Wendy Ingram, an MCB graduate student in Professor Ellen Robey's and Professor Michael Eisen's labs.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Berger and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Daniel Portnoy have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious 233-year-old national honorary society of leaders from academia, business, public affairs and the humanities.
Starting on Thursday, April 18, Campus Shared Services (CSS) began providing the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology administrative support for Purchasing (including Travel and Entertainment and other reimbursements), Business Contracts, Staff HR, non-Senate, non-teaching Academic Personnel, Information Technology (for administrative staff only initially), and Research Administration needs.
An article published by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales in Nature titled "Structural visualization of key steps in human transcription initiation" has been selected as the Director's Featured Research Advance by NIGMS.