Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna was one of five scientists to receive the Alpert Prize in 2016. This year, the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes five scientists for their remarkable contributions to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be adapted for genome editing.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
New cryo-EM facilities are coming (available to researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF and LBNL) that will drastically increase our ability to understand protein structures.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Hernan Garcia, and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Evan Miller have received 2016 Sloan Fellowships, along with five other UC Berkeley faculty. These fellowships "seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise."
1:00 pm, Saturday February 27, 2016. Join the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, along with Integrative Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Dr. Marian Diamond to modern neuroscience. This is a free celebration at the new BAMPFA!
Director of QB3 and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Ahmet Yildiz have received 2016-2017 Miller Professorships. We also congratulate our MCB affiliate, Associate Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, Arash Komeili, for receiving a Miller Professorship as well! These awards are "dedicated to the encouragement of creative thought and the conduct of research and investigation in the field of pure science."
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik was one of 105 U.S. scientists and engineers that were recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards this year. This is the "highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers."
Associate Professor of Neurobiology Dan Feldman explores Spanish neuroscientist Ramón y Cajal’s pioneering drawings of neural networks at a lunchtime talk at the new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Feldman’s lunchtime talk is part of BAMPFA’s inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life.
2155 Center Street, Berkeley Friday
February 19th, 2016
The IB and MCB Departments have partnered up to support undergrads and their love for the biosciences.
More than 200 students attended this exciting networking event held on Jan 21st from 2-5pm in the Li Ka Shing Lobbies. Even more incredible? That this event was made BY students (both IB and MCB) FOR students. A whopping 26 clubs and organizations dedicated their time and efforts to the student community.
The University of California, Berkeley is officially launching the Alliance for Global Health and Science (the Alliance), thanks to a $1 million gift from Berkeley alumnus and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aduro Biotech Stephen T. Isaacs.
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) Jacob Corn and colleagues have been able to improve the efficiency of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique's ability to replacing a short stretch of DNA with another by 60%.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Andreas Martin is a member of a team of researchers from UC Berkeley and The Scripps Research Institute that used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the atomic structure of the isolated proteasome lid. The structure reveals the mechanism by which the deubiquitinating enzyme Rpn11 is inhibited when the lid is not associated with the proteasome.