Department News

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

Carlos Bustamante is a mechanic. He tinkers with machines to see what makes them tick. He talks a lot about torque and force, compression and tension. Bustamante is not an engineer though. He's a UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology, physics, and chemistry. And the devices he studies are the microscopic machines behind life itself--cells, proteins, molecular motors, and DNA.

Read the full article on the ScienceMatters@Berkeley website.

July 14, 2004

Assistant Professor Nicole King has been chosen as a 2004 Pew Biomedical Scholar. The prestigious award funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by UCSF provides $240,000 over four years to investigators early in thein careers. The title of Dr. King's abstract was "Choanoflagellates and the origin of animal multicellularity."

For more information see the official Press Release.

June 15, 2004

Professer in Residence Abby Dernburg was one of 57 scientists nationwide selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award was presented in Washington by the president's Science Advisor, John H. Marburger III.

For more information please see the press release at the UC Berkeley Newscenter.

May 07, 2004