Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Thomas C. Alber, a structural biologist known for his striking ability to choose important biological problems and attack them with elegant biochemical and structural studies, died peacefully on March 28, 2014 in Berkeley, CA.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of our Professor Emerita of Plant & Microbial Biology Sydney Kustu. Dr. Kustu studied the regulation of nitrogen metabolism in bacteria and was affiliated with the MCB department for several years.
Sarah Wilson, a graduate student in Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista's lab, has been awarded the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in Graduate Studies.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Hurley is the recipient of the 2014 Hans Neurath Award awarded by the Protein Society. This award is given to an individual who has made "a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science."
It is with sadness that we announce the Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology Harold Lecar passed away on February 4, 2014.
It is with regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Genomics and Development James Fristrom passed away on October 29, 2013.
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.