Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Michelle Chang has been honored with the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, from the Division of Biological Chemistry in the American Chemical Society. This award is for outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated.
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Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer A. Doudna is the recipient of the 2016 Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize from the Division of Biological Chemistry in the American Chemical Society. This award is for outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, and/or chemical biology.
In its year-end issue, the journal Science chose the CRISPR genome-editing technology, originating out of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna's lab, 2015’s Breakthrough of the Year.
Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Jasper Rine has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors, along with two other UC Berkeley faculty members.
Today marks the start of a three-day international summit in Washington, D.C. focusing on the ethics of making permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome. Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna spearheaded this effort with an informal discussion organized in January -- bringing international attention and laying the ground work for this summit.
The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) has announced that the 2016 HFSP Nakasone Award has been awarded to Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany and Umeå University, Sweden for their seminal work on gene editing by means of the CRISPR-Cas9 system.
The Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB) Group at UC Berkeley brings together researchers interested in fundamental questions concerning how organisms reproduce, develop from egg to adult, and maintain themselves through renewal and regeneration. Twenty different Molecular and Cell Biology faculty labs are involved in this group so far.
The Collins and Kuriyan Labs were among eight campus labs to receive the UC Berkeley Excellence in Laboratory Safety Awards. The awards are given to labs that demonstrate outstanding safety cultures, and have the on-going attention and shared responsibility required to maintain safety standards in campus labs.
Thanks to the Collins and Kuriyan Labs for helping to ensure that “Safety is Part of Science!”
The Isacoff Lab has developed a new tool that aids our understanding of how G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are activated throughout the nervous system. This knowledge may assist in the development of drugs for the treatment of neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and others.
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Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier, have been named winners of the 2015 Massry Prize. They and fellow winner, Philippe Horvath, are all being recognized for significant contributions to biomedical science originating in studies of the immune system of bacteria.