Department News

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

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna, along with her collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for 2016 in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt.

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March 16, 2016

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Evan Miller is a 2016 recipient of the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes and a New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association.

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March 14, 2016

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephan Lammel has been awarded a Whitehall Foundation Fellowship. The Whitehall Foundation supports young scientists at the beginning of their careers and assists scholarly research in vertebrate and invertebrate neurobiology in an effort to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.

March 14, 2016

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna was one of five scientists to receive the Alpert Prize in 2016. This year, the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes five scientists for their remarkable contributions to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be adapted for genome editing.

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March 10, 2016

New cryo-EM facilities are coming (available to researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF and LBNL) that will drastically increase our ability to understand protein structures.

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March 07, 2016

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

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