Department News

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

October 05, 2021

Molly OhainleWe are pleased to announce the addition of a new MCB Assistant Professor, Molly Ohainle, arriving July 2022.



October 04, 2021

Julius 2021 Nobel Prize

Congratulations to MCB alum David Julius on receiving the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!


September 23, 2021

HHMI investigators_Barton Bautista SavageCongratulations to our newest HHMI investigators Greg Barton, Diana Bautista, and David Savage!


September 20, 2021

MCB postdoc award recipients 2021
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2021 MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! 


September 15, 2021

Congratulations to MCB Associate Professors Elçin Ünal and Gloria Brar for being named 2021 Innovation Fund investigators by the Pew Charitable Trusts!

September 02, 2021

Congratulations to MCB Professor Rebecca Heald on being awarded the 2021 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Keith R. Porter Lecture!

September 01, 2021

The MCB Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis and the Department of Chemistry are hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor to work at the interface of immunology and chemistry. Join us in our commitment to premier education, research, and innovation!

Learn more and apply by October 22, 2021, here.

August 30, 2021

Congratulations to MCB Professor Kathleen Collins for her 2022 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)!

August 30, 2021

We are saddened to report the passing of our former colleague Alexander Glazer on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the age of 86. Dr. Glazer joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1976. His research contributions ranged from protein chemistry and structure-function relationships in proteins to enzymology and biophysical chemistry, mechanisms involved in photosynthesis, and developing methods for high sensitivity DNA sequencing and detection.

August 23, 2021

MCB is excited to welcome all of our new students this fall! Learn some fun facts about our PhD entering class including their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations, favorite pastimes and more.