Department News

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

The May edition of ScienceMatters@Berkeley includes profiles of three MCB faculty members: Professor of Neurobiology John Ngai, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista, and Professor of Neurobiology Richard Kramer.

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May 14, 2009

A conference titled "From Motors to Morphogenesis: Oster-Inspired Research" will be held May 30-31 at UC Berkeley. The goal of the meeting is to discuss new and exciting advances in cell biophysics inspired and pioneered by MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology George Oster.

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May 01, 2009

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hiroshi Nikaido and Professor of Neurobiology Mu-ming Poo have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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April 28, 2009

Edward Penhoet, former MCB faculty member and former Dean of the School of Public Health, has been elected as a Fellow to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Fellows include leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

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April 21, 2009

The second annual Genetics, Development and Molecular Evolution Supergroup Symposium will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Additional information and registration form are available here.

April 15, 2009

MCB graduate student Hana Lee of Professor Rachel Brem’s lab was selected as one of the 2009 recipients of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are awarded to immigrants to the United States or children of immigrants, and are based on the candidate’s creativity, originality, and initiative; commitment to and capacity for accomplishment; and commitment to the values expressed in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The third

April 13, 2009

Candidates for the Bowes Research Fellowship will be presenting their work at a symposium on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building (pre and post-reception in Koshland Hall Lobby).

Speakers include:

March 18, 2009

Professor Marc Kirschner leads off an exciting program for this year's Cell & Developmental Biology Symposium on "Systems Cell Biology" on Tuesday, March 24. Please register if you plan to attend.

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March 12, 2009

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Drubin has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBC), the journal of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

February 24, 2009

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ahmet Yildiz has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  The fellowship provides $50,000 to early-career scientists who show outstanding promise.

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February 18, 2009

MCB graduate student Walter Fischler of Professor Kristin Scott's lab is the recipient of a Weintraub award for 2009. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.

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February 10, 2009

Please join us in a memorial to honor Jeffrey Winer's life and contributions to Neurobiology.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2-4 PM
Toll Room, Alumni House, Berkeley Campus
RSVP:  David Larue

Donations for a scholarship in Jeff's memory are being collected:

Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship:
University of California
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship Fund
142 LSA #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
January 26, 2009

Five MCB faculty members have been named as 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  They include Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics and Development Steven Brenner, Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jennifer Doudna,

December 18, 2008

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Robert Tjian received a $918,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop new molecular tools and novel technologies for high efficiency gene targeting in stem cells.

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December 16, 2008

The Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), an inter-disciplinary research center that includes many faculty members in MCB, received a $7 million pledge from philanthropist Henry Wheeler.

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December 15, 2008

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