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.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
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.
Rachel Brem, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, has been chosen to receive the Ellison New Scholar Award in Aging. New Scholar candidates are investigators who are nominated by U.S. medical institutions and universities for their outstanding promise in aging research.
Leslie Chung-Lei Sheu's dogged scientific curiosity, academic success and empathy for the downtrodden have earned her the University Medal, the campus's top honor for a graduating senior.
Professor John Kuriyan and Professor Jasper Rine are among 212 scholars, scientists, artists, civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.
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Professor John Ngai, Coates Family Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Functional Genomics Laboratory at UC Berkeley, and his colleagues have found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF) plays a critical role in setting up the connections between chemical detectors in the nose and the brain's olfactory centers.
Professor Emeritus of Immunology Robert Isaac Mishell, MD died of heart failure on March 6, 2008 at the age of 73. Co-author of 45 publications, he invented the Mishell-Dutton culture technique in 1967 which is still in use today.
Robert Isaac Mishell, MD
May 18, 1934 - March 6, 2008