Department News

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

Rachael AckerUC Berkeley undergraduate Rachael Acker, who assists with research in MCB Professor Rebecca Heald's Lab, has been named the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year.



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March 03, 2016

James NunezJames Nunez, a graduate student in MCB Professor Jennifer Doudna's Lab, has received the prestigious Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.

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March 03, 2016

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Hernan Garcia, and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Evan Miller have received 2016 Sloan Fellowships, along with five other UC Berkeley faculty. These fellowships "seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise."

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February 23, 2016

1:00 pm, Saturday February 27, 2016. Join the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, along with Integrative Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Dr. Marian Diamond to modern neuroscience. This is a free celebration at the new BAMPFA! 

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February 22, 2016

Director of QB3 and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Ahmet Yildiz have received 2016-2017 Miller Professorships. We also congratulate our MCB affiliate, Associate Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, Arash Komeili, for receiving a Miller Professorship as well! These awards are "dedicated to the encouragement of creative thought and the conduct of research and investigation in the field of pure science."

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February 19, 2016

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik was one of 105 U.S. scientists and engineers that were recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards this year. This is the "highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers."

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February 18, 2016

Niranjan Srinivas, a postdoc in Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Hernan Garcia's Lab, has received a prestigious fellowship from the Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

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February 10, 2016

Associate Professor of Neurobiology Dan Feldman explores Spanish neuroscientist Ramón y Cajal’s pioneering drawings of neural networks at a lunchtime talk at the new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Feldman’s lunchtime talk is part of BAMPFA’s inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life.

BAM/PFA
2155 Center Street, Berkeley Friday
February 19th, 2016 
12:15 PM

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February 04, 2016

The IB and MCB Departments have partnered up to support undergrads and their love for the biosciences.

More than 200 students attended this exciting networking event held on Jan 21st from 2-5pm in the Li Ka Shing Lobbies. Even more incredible? That this event was made BY students (both IB and MCB) FOR students. A whopping 26 clubs and organizations dedicated their time and efforts to the student community.

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February 01, 2016

The University of California, Berkeley is officially launching the Alliance for Global Health and Science (the Alliance), thanks to a $1 million gift from Berkeley alumnus and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aduro Biotech Stephen T. Isaacs.

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January 29, 2016
Jacob Corn

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) Jacob Corn and colleagues have been able to improve the efficiency of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique's ability to replacing a short stretch of DNA with another by 60%.

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January 27, 2016

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Andreas Martin is a member of a team of researchers from UC Berkeley and The Scripps Research Institute that used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the atomic structure of the isolated proteasome lid. The structure reveals the mechanism by which the deubiquitinating enzyme Rpn11 is inhibited when the lid is not associated with the proteasome.

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January 27, 2016

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Roberto Zoncu has been named one of seven winners of the 2016 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for early career scientists doing novel research into cancer.

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January 20, 2016

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S. initiative to speed the discovery of cures for cancer, what President Obama has dubbed a “cancer moonshot.”

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January 20, 2016

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, along with Integrative Biology, joins the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Dr. Marian Diamond to modern neuroscience. Mark your calendars for this free, special celebration! 1:00 pm, February 27, 2016, at BAMPFA. 

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January 08, 2016

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