Department News

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

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Neurobiology John Ngai on being named the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative!

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January 30, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor Samantha Lewis, who has been named a 2020 Winkler Scholar!

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January 24, 2020

Last night we were thrilled to connect with 100+ of our talented and inspiring alumni at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. 

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January 16, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology and HHMI Investigator Jennifer Doudna on receiving the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine! 

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January 13, 2020

The MCB Department had an extraordinary 2019! We are so grateful for our phenomenal community of students, postdocs, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

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December 17, 2019

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Neurobiology Ehud Isacoff on receiving the 2020–22 Memory & Cognitive Disorders Award from the McKnight Foundation! 

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December 06, 2019

The Advanced Bioimaging Center was recently featured in a Seeker video about microscopy advancements and exploring the microscopic universe inside cells. 

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December 02, 2019

MCB Professor of Neurobiology David Schaffer has been elected as a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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November 26, 2019

Congratulations to Diana Bautista on her promotion to MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology!

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November 26, 2019

Recent work from graduate student Franklin Caval-Holme and MCB Professor of Neurobiology Marla Feller suggests subtypes of ipRGC cells & non-ipRGC retinal cells communicate giving the retina more light sensitivity than once believed. 

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November 25, 2019


“I really appreciated the academic freedom I had at UC Berkeley… I left a lot of time open for research,” says Daniel Cardozo Pinto in the new Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute article about his work to map brain circuitry with MCB Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephan Lammel.

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November 23, 2019

Fall 2019 MCB Transcript
Learn about faculty taking a stand for public access to research, our new Biology+Business Program, MCB research on the big screen, and much more... 

Read the Fall 2019 MCB Transcript here.

November 15, 2019

With a $106 MM gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley, UCSF and UW have launched a research network to speed the development of new therapies for diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system. 

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November 12, 2019

MCB Professors Daniel Nomura and Britt Glaunsinger are featured in the current issue of Breakthroughs magazine, published by the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources.

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November 04, 2019

A new paper from the labs of MCB Professor and Judy C. Webb Chair James Hurley and MCB Assistant Professor Roberto Zoncu report the discovery of a novel checkpoint in cell growth signaling: the Lysosomal Folliculin Complex (LFC).

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October 31, 2019

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