Professor Jennifer Doudna and other leading bioligists authored an article calling for a worldwide moratorium on the use of her new genome-editing technique until scientists, ethicists and the public fully understand the issues surrounding the breakthrough.
Professors Jennifer Doudna (MCB) and Montgomery Slatkin (IB), were chosen for their distinguished research excellence by the Academic Senate, and will present public lectures as part of the Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures. Since 1912, these events have offered an opportunity to hear from the people who are transforming knowledge at Berkeley and in our world.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute Dan Feldman has received a UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.
Feldman will be honored at a ceremony on April 21st, at 5pm, in the Zellerbach Playhouse. This ceremony is open to the public.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and Bakar Fellow Andreas Martin is launching a search for small-molecule drugs to block the ability of cancer cells to rid themselves of proteins. Doing so would overwhelm the cells with excess baggage and kill them. A successful drug would also expose cancer cells to tumor-suppressor proteins, which prevent rampant division.