Spring 2016 MCB Transcript

Spring 2016 MCB Transcript

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Help Fund the Future of Discovery

King Lab
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of
Genetics, Genomics & Development Nicole King (center, in red)
with members of her lab. The King Lab studies
the origin of animals and the mechanisms by which bacteria
influence eukaryotic biology.

UC Berkeley's Department of Molecular & Cell Biology consistently generates new ideas, performs top-tier research, and produces world-renowned scientists. However, the funding landscape has changed and state support for public universities is not what it once was. In order to maintain and grow the scope of our work, we need lasting resources. Private gifts will enable us to continue making landmark discoveries and preparing the next generation of leaders in the biological sciences.

From cryo-EM facilities to cell cultures, our five divisions each have distinct needs, but they all have one thing in common — the demand for top graduate students. Graduate student support is the department's top priority, as we compete globally for the best students with well-funded peer institutions. Berkeley's grad students go on to become leaders in academia, government, and industry — as well as Nobel laureates, MacArthur geniuses, and Lasker Prize winners.

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Credits

MCB Transcript is published twice a year by the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

WRITING: Kirsten Mickelwait
PROOFREADING: Cameron Exner
DESIGN: Betsy Joyce
WEB VERSION: Monica Albe


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*Image Caption: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of bone-marrow derived macrophages infected with a mutant strain of Listeria monocytogenes. The micrograph shows a bacterium entrapped in a vacuole with multiple layers of membranes resembling multilamellar bodies. TEM experiments were performed at the Electron Microscope Lab (UC Berkeley) in collaboration with Kent McDonald. Image courtesy of Dan Portnoy and Gabriel Mitchell.