Department News

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

Berkeley NewsCenter has published a research profile of Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and her method of precisely targeting and cutting DNA using RNA and the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9.

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February 01, 2013

The Cal Alumni Association has elected Dr. Frank Davis, who received his Ph.D. from the Biochemistry Department (predecessor to MCB) in 1955, as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year.

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January 23, 2013

It is with regret that we announce the death of Professor John Forte. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family following a prolonged illness with leukemia.

November 30, 2012

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for four faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (tenured track) in the areas listed below, including a joint position with the Department of Chemistry (CHEM). 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.

October 17, 2012

Associate Professor of Immunology and Pathology Greg Barton has been awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Distinguished Innovator Initiative for his research on the regulation of Toll-like receptors and its role in autoimmune attacks.

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October 17, 2012

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been awarded the 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics for his work on single molecule biophysics.

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September 13, 2012

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences has appointed Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Lior Pachter as The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Biophysics and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Computational Biology respectively.

September 12, 2012

Patty Garcia, an MCB graduate student in Professor Mark Schlissel's lab, is the subject of this week's Berkeley NewsCenter "Persons of Interest" profile.

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April 30, 2012

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Berger has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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April 17, 2012

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee has received the William C. Rose Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). She was recognized for her protein-folding research and for her encouragement of the next generation of scientists.

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April 16, 2012

The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and the Cancer Research Laboratory are hosting a symposium on Wed, March 28, 2012 in honor of Jim Allison, with talks ranging from basic immunology to clinical aspects of cancer immunotherapy. Information about the speakers is available by following the link below.

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March 09, 2012

MCB Graduate Students Mark Grabiner (Machen Lab), Nate Krefman (Drubin/Barnes Lab) and Angela Kaczmarczyk (Patel Lab) were awarded the 2012 Science Parody of the Year Lab Grammy award by the journal BioTechniques for their video titled ‰ÛÏGrad School I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down.‰Û The video was produced for MCB's annual Follies.

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March 02, 2012

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been awarded the 2012 Vilcek Foundation Prize for Biomedical Science. The award, presented annually to foreign-born scientists and artists who have made outstanding contributions to US society, is for Bustamante's "groundbreaking research into the inner workings of the cell and movement of individual molecules within cells."

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February 14, 2012

The Bowes Research Fellows Program at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking nominations of outstanding recent or imminent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates to be given the freedom to establish an independent research program as an alternative to the traditional postdoctoral experience. Bowes Fellows must have demonstrated exceptional promise and maturity in their graduate careers and be eager to engage the frontiers of biomedical and life sciences. The deadline is December 15, 2011.

December 06, 2011

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for three faculty positions in the areas listed below. We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degrees who have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching and demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research.

Systems Biology (MCB)

http://ls-ourunit.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=595

September 28, 2011

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