Graduate Student News

Below are articles from various sources about the MCB Graduate Program and its students.

MCB is pleased to welcome our newest graduate students to the department!


August 14, 2020

MCB is pleased to welcome our newest graduate students at Orientation 2019! 

Learn some fun facts about their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations and more.


August 23, 2019
Jingxun Chen gave the student address at Commencement 2019

Jingxun Chen's speech highlighted the ways MCB students have helped make the Department more inclusive. Thank you for your speech, Jing, and congratulations! 

May 31, 2019
Congratulations to our 2019 MCB Graduates!

MCB PhD graduates celebrated at Commencement on May 24th, 2019. Congratulations everyone!

May 31, 2019

Based on feedback from undergraduates and faculty, these students were nominated for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards for their teaching in 2018. 


April 02, 2019
Cell & Developmental Biology Retreat in Asilomar, CA

CDB retreat in Asilomar, CA. Thank you to David Drubin and Matt Welch for the photo, and to Diana Bautista and David Bilder for organizing such a fun retreat!

September 19, 2018
Welcome to Berkeley, Class of 2018!

We welcomed our new MCB graduate students at Orientation 2018! Learn some fun facts about their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations and more.


August 21, 2018
Graduate Student Appreciation Lunch

Before the Fall 2018 semester begins, we celebrated MCB grad students' hard work and contributions to research, teaching, and other achievements with a pizza lunch. 

August 02, 2018
Prospective students took in the view of the Bay at Recruitment 2019

Recruitment is full of fun activities around Berkeley, including a hike to the Big C. 

May 30, 2018

As the summer comes to a close, the department starts off the 2017-2018 academic year by acknowledging our students' hard work, dedication and contributions to research and teaching, and by celebrating their achievements over the past year.

August 09, 2017

Thank you Michael Bronski for sharing your story about how science saved your life. He spoke at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony as the MCB student speaker. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

June 14, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 MCB Graduates!

June 14, 2017

The Department Welcomes the Class of 2016 to our program. The students enjoyed a three day orientation, which culminated in a wine and cheese reception on Friday, August 19th at Alumni House.

September 07, 2016

Sarah Hamilton joins the MCB Graduate Affairs Office just in time for the beginning of the new academic year.

Sarah comes to us from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she worked as a Student Services Advisor. Prior to working at the Academy of Art, she worked as a Counseling Intern at Cal State, Chico and holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychology.

Sarah will mainly focus on third year and beyond student support, together with managing our recruitment, orientation, GSI appointment and commencement activities (to name just a few).

August 25, 2016