Department News

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

On September 27, the MCB Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) held its third annual Fall 2019 IAP Symposium. Industry experts from 9 Bay Area biotechnology companies attended representing small startups to global entities.

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September 27, 2019

We are excited to announce Fyodor Urnov has officially joined MCB as a Professor in the Division of Genetics, Genomics, and Development!

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September 27, 2019

On Friday, September 27, put down your pipette, close your computer, and take a break from the lab to hear about career opportunities in the biotech industry at MCB's IAP Fall Symposium!

Ten companies will be in attendance and are excited to network with the MCB community.

Register here: bit.ly/30zn1x0

September 20, 2019

Congratulations to MCB Professor Nicole King and her teammate Julie Pfeiffer from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center on being named 2019 Pew Trust Innovation Fund Investigators!

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September 18, 2019

Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley MCB faculty member? We are now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Big Data Development, Biological Imaging and Image Analysis.

Applications are due November 11, 2019. Learn more and apply here.

September 17, 2019

Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley MCB faculty member? We are now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the division of Genetics, Genomics & Development.

Apply by November 04, 2019, here.

September 13, 2019

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephan Lammel on receiving the 2019 One Mind – Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award In Honor of the Late Jeffrey S. Nye, MD, PhD! 

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September 04, 2019

This summer the Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Department celebrated its eighth year participating in UC Berkeley’s partnership with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) Program. 

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August 29, 2019

Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley MCB faculty member? We are accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the MCB Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis.

Apply by October 31, 2019, here.

August 28, 2019

Eva Nogales, MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been named a 2020 Biophysical Society Fellow.

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August 27, 2019

We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, but much is still unknown about how this nightly occurrence is regulated by the brain. However, two new research papers from the lab of MCB Professor & HHMI Investigator Yang Dan seek to shed light on the systems and regions of the brain involved in sleep regulation.

In Cell, Zhang et al. identified both known and new areas throughout the brain with higher activity in sleeping mice compared to awake mice. These newly identified brain regions could be useful in the development of new methods to promote healthy sleep.

In Neuron, Ma et al. "screened for additional sleep-promoting areas using a different approach — working backwards from neurons known to promote wakefulness (wake neurons) to see which neurons connect to and inhibit them, causing sleep."

Read more from Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute here.

August 26, 2019

A new study from the Hurley lab reveals how an early-human mutation may have protected us from the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), perhaps giving us an advantage over other primates in early evolution.

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August 23, 2019

Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley MCB faculty member? We are accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the MCB Neurobiology division and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

Apply by October 15, 2019, here.

August 21, 2019

​Congratulations to MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna on becoming a 2019 LUI Che Woo Prize laureate!

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August 21, 2019

MCB Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Russell Vance was recently interviewed by Elie Diner of Slide-Talk about key postdoc interview and presentation tips.

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August 19, 2019

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