Department News

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

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Nicholas Ingolia has been selected as a 2014 Rose Hills Innovator, a program which supports distinguished early-career faculty at UC Berkeley in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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May 12, 2014

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar has been selected as one of Cell magazines "40 under 40."

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May 09, 2014

Mary Catherine Watten (Academic Personnel) and Tanya Grimes Sullivan (Graduate Affairs) are recipients of the 2014 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, the most prestigious award given to UC Berkeley staff.

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May 09, 2014

CRISPR, a genome-editing technique developed by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna, has been named as one of the year's top 10 Technology Breakthroughs by the MIT Technology Review.

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May 07, 2014

Department Co-Chair and C.H. Li Distinguished Professor Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Richard Harland has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

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April 29, 2014

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista was on NPR's Morning Edition radio show April 17, 2014 to discuss her research on tingling sensations.

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April 26, 2014

Professor of Neurobiology Ehud Isacoff is the focus of a research profile on his brain and memory research on the UC Berkeley Research site.

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April 08, 2014

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Thomas C. Alber, a structural biologist known for his striking ability to choose important biological problems and attack them with elegant biochemical and structural studies, died peacefully on March 28, 2014 in Berkeley, CA.

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April 03, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our Professor Emerita of Plant & Microbial Biology Sydney Kustu. Dr. Kustu studied the regulation of nitrogen metabolism in bacteria and was affiliated with the MCB department for several years.

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March 26, 2014

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna is the focus of a research profile titled "Crispr Goes Global" on the UC Berkeley Research site.

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March 26, 2014

Sarah Wilson, a graduate student in Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista's lab, has been awarded the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in Graduate Studies.

March 05, 2014

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2014 Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

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February 25, 2014

Research by Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista was featured in an article about itching in the New York Times.

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February 19, 2014

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Hurley is the recipient of the 2014 Hans Neurath Award awarded by the Protein Society. This award is given to an individual who has made "a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science."

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February 19, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology Harold Lecar passed away on February 4, 2014.

February 05, 2014

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