Department News

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

MCB Professors Kathy Collins and James Hurley have been named 2016-2017 Bakar Program Fellows. Collins' fellowship is in the category Biotechnology and Health, and her project is titled "New Reverse Transcriptase Technologies", and Hurley's felloship is in the Neuroscience category, entitled "Activating Autophagy to Fight Neurodegeneration."

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July 29, 2016

Sarah Hamilton joins the MCB Graduate Affairs Office just in time for the beginning of the new academic year. Next time you drop by the Graduate Student Services Office in the LSA, be sure to say "hi!"

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July 27, 2016

MCB Professor Jamie Cate's lab has "found a promising new drug target within that pathway that is appealing, in part, because it appears to control production of only a few percent of the body’s many proteins, those critical to regulating the growth and proliferation of cells."

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July 27, 2016

Have you seen the latest edition of the MCB Transcript? Learn what we've been up to from pioneering immunotherapeutics and vaccine research to global health initiatives. And read about our students and alumni, and watch some fun videos too! 

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July 25, 2016

What's so great about choanoflagellates? MCB Professor Nicole King explains and reveals why she has dedicated her research career to figuring out how the first multicellular animal life came to be.

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July 19, 2016

MCB Assistant Professor Craig Miller and collaborators have found evidence that the very first bony fish on Earth was susceptible to arthritis. This basic research may help approaches in therapeutic research related to arthritis.

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July 15, 2016

In their paper in Current Biology, MCB Professor Marla Feller and her collaborators show that visual experience is necessary for populations of Direction Selective Ganglion Cells (DSGCs) to become tuned to movement along the cardinal axes.

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July 13, 2016

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephen Brohawn and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Evan Miller are recipients of Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences. 

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July 12, 2016

Listen to a podcast, hosted by the Journal of Immunology, where Professor David H. Raulet discusses the importance of fundamental research. It highlights how some clinical therapies for cancer have emerged from basic science, performed decades previously, that had no obvious connection to cancer at the time it was published. 

Listen to the podcast here.

July 11, 2016

G. Steven Martin has retired and now Michael Botchan is serving as Interim Dean of Biological Sciences. Our MCB Co-Chairs have had a "changing of the guard" as well -- David Raulet and Richard Harland have handed the reigns over to David Drubin and Nipam Patel. Richard Harland will now serve as Senior Associate Dean of Biological Sciences. 

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July 05, 2016

Watch the shared ceremony with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, the Biophysics Graduate Group, the Endocrinology Graduate Group and the Computational Biology Graduate Group. Congratulations to all the graduates!

June 28, 2016

Congratulations to all the graduates!

June 28, 2016

Berkeley's Cancer Research Lab, in close collaboration with the Cancer Research Institute, highlights June as Cancer Immunotherapy Month. "As we appreciate these events during this month, it is remarkable to reflect on how the cancer immunotherapy revolution had its roots in basic science done here in the CRL at Berkeley."

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June 22, 2016

MCB Professor Michael Rape has received a 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. He is recognized for his "for his fundamental discoveries related to ubiquitylation." The award comes with $250,000 in unrestricted funds, the largest award for early-career scientists in the U.S.

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June 21, 2016

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