We are excited to announce this July Alanna Schepartz will join the Department of Chemistry faculty as the T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology as a professor.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Congratulations to MCB graduating seniors Samantha Hao and Yvonne Hao, 2019 University Medal runners-up!
The University Medal winner and runners-up are graduating seniors who embody the highest ideals of UC Berkeley, including outstanding scholarship, perseverance, and impacting the lives of others.
30 years ago, Berkeley was a much different place. The cost of in-state tuition for undergraduates was less than $1,500 a year, the median rent was $392, and the spaces which now hold Life Sciences Addition and Koshland Hall were UC Berkeley parking lots.
Much like campus buildings and rent prices, molecular biology at Berkeley has transformed immensely since 1989. That year, UC Berkeley consolidated more than 10 departments that focused on aspects of molecular biology and formed the Molecular and Cell Biology department as it is known today. Since then, from the discovery of cellular membrane trafficking to breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy to the advent of the CRISPR revolution, the people of UC Berkeley MCB have been at the forefront of innovation in biology.
"In this talk, Raulet describes how these medicines work, their current limitations and the prospects for novel and more effective immunotherapy approaches, including those based on research in his laboratory."
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MCB has been busy this semester!
Read all about what MCB has been up to lately, from our recent research endeavors to our MCB 30 Alumni Symposuim!
The contraceptives were first developed in Lishko's lab, which focuses on the mammalian fertilization and molecular physiology of human sperm cells.
Congratulations to MCB Professor & Senior Associate Dean of Biological Sciences Richard Harland, who is a newly elected Fellow of The Royal Society of London! Harland is a pioneer in the field of developmental biology whose major contributions to the field include understanding dorsal ventral patterning of the early embryo and the induction and patterning of the neural plate.