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.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
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.
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."
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.
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)
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michelle Chang and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ming Hammond are recipients of the 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award. This award provides support to new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact.
Pain is the most common reason for trips to the doctor's office. So it makes sense that pain treatment is a huge part of our healthcare system, costing more than 100 billion dollars a year. But how exactly pain works is still a mystery in many ways.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista has been interviewed by KQED about her research into pain.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Susan Marqusee has won the 2011 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) "Rose Award".
The William C. Rose Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists, as epitomized by the late Dr. Rose. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members.
Two UC Berkeley faculty members are among 65 scientists awarded Early Career Research Awards by the Department of Energy. The five-year research grants were given to David Savage, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, and Junqiao Wu, assistant professor of materials science and engineering.
G. Steven Martin, department chair and professor of cell and developmental biology in MCB, has been appointed interim dean of biological sciences in the College of Letters and Science, effective July 1. He takes over for Mark Schlissel, who was recently named provost of Brown University.
It is with regret that we announce that on April 20th, Marietta Dunaway, an Adjunct and Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology in the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 1985 - 2001, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family.
A new study of itch adds to growing evidence that the chemical signals that make us want to scratch are the same signals that make us wince in pain.
The interactions between itch and pain are only partly understood, said itch and pain researcher Diana Bautista, an assistant professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley.