This summer brings change to MCB -- the Co-Chairs thank past division heads for their service and announce some new division, committee, and program heads.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Two scientists in Molecular and Cell Biology have been recognized by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Polina Lishko has been selected as one of this year’s Pew Scholars, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Postdoctoral Researcher Juan-Pablo Castillo (in Carlos Bustamante's lab) has been named a Pew Latin American Fellow.
Professors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for their gene editing technology. The Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research is given to those whose research findings and/or inventions represent an outstanding contribution to the progress and welfare of humanity.
Associate Professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Britt Glaunsinger and Andreas Martin have been named as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators. HHMI investigators are considered to be among the nation’s top biomedical researchers and receive flexible financial support, including salary and research funding.