Department News

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

The magazine "Citizens of Humanity" has recently published a feature on Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Tjian. Read about how "Tjian’s personality bucks most of the stereotypes about scientists."

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May 06, 2015

Howard Hughes Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology John Kuriyan has been named a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

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May 01, 2015
Dr. Hillel Adesnik

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute scientist Hillel Adesnik and his team are attempting to deconstruct the brain by analyzing small circuits and even single neurons. 

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April 30, 2015
Nogales and Thorner

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jeremy Thorner have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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April 28, 2015

Professor of Neurobiolgy, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, is using common, benign viruses to deliver healthy genes to defective cells.

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April 27, 2015
Dr. Carlos Bustamante

Howard Hughes Investigator and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences along with five other UC Berkeley faculty. 

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April 24, 2015

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. 

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April 16, 2015

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.

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April 16, 2015
Kaoru Saijo

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Kaoru Saijo has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar along with 14 other talented young scientists from institutions all over the United States. 

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April 13, 2015

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.

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April 10, 2015

Professor and biochemist Jennifer Doudna and Professor and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.

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April 08, 2015

Recent findings by Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Bilder and his lab could lead to the development of much-needed targeted therapies for wasting syndrome in cancer patients (this syndrome is called cachexia, where muscle and fat tissues are destroyed throughout the body).

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April 08, 2015

An iBioSeminar presented by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King has just been released. Watch now!

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April 07, 2015

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural BiologyJamie Cate and postdoctoral fellows Amy Lee and Philip Kranzusch discover a new way that human cells control cancer gene expression at the step where genes are translated into proteins.

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April 07, 2015
Hockemeyer

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Dirk Hockemeyer has received an American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Award for his contributions to the field of developmental biology.

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April 01, 2015

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