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.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Christopher Chang, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Michelle Chang, along with their colleague Peidon Yang, have made a potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis.
Time Magazine has just named Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2015. She and Emmanuelle Charpentier were recognized for their discovery of using CRISPR-Cas9 to remove or add genetic material at will.
Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics and Development Steve Brenner heads up a portion of a five-year research program that may deeply influence how states use a heel prick, the first step in newborn screening. Most state public health departments check the infant’s blood after the first day of life to see if something is dangerously wrong. However, as genome sequencing becomes faster and cheaper, the push is on to unravel a baby’s entire DNA code instead.