Department News

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


On September 18th, the MCB Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) hosted its annual Fall Symposium virtually via Zoom.

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September 22, 2020


Please join use in congratulating the recipients of the 2020 MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! 

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September 21, 2020


The Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative, in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, announced yesterday their first-round grantees of the ASAP Collaborative Research Network (CRN). MCB professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Hurley and Donald Rio are leading two of the teams.

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September 16, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Associate Professors Polina Lishko and Roberto Zoncu, who will collaborate with fellow reseachers as part of the 2020 class of Pew Trusts Innovation Fund investigators! 

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September 15, 2020


Learn more about the latest efforts from the MCB community to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and and end the COVID-19 pandemic through innovative research, new collaborations, and public service here.

September 10, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Professor Russell Vance on receiving the 2020 William B. Coley Award in recognition of his work on the cGAS-STING pathway.

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September 10, 2020


Image courtesy UC Berkeley Digital Gallery, Keegan Houser.

The MCB department is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 PhD Commencement Honors and we congratulate the awardees!

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September 08, 2020


MCB is excited to welcome all of our new student this fall!

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August 25, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Associate Professor Polina Lishko and her Postdoctoral Fellow, Ana Milunovic Jevtic, on receiving inaugural awards from the Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE)!

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August 11, 2020

A new study assesses newborn screening techniques that promise parents the detection of rare metabolic disorders.

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August 11, 2020

Congratulations to MCB graduate student Santiago Yori Restrepo on being selected as one of the 45 doctoral students and their advisors to received a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship!

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July 31, 2020

Out today in Science Magazine, a recent collaboration between MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and David Liu of the Broad Institute could lead to improved gene editing. Read the Berkeley News story here.

July 30, 2020


We sent our MCB PhD class of 2020 off in style last week with an online celebration to mark the occasion. 

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July 28, 2020

Researchers in the lab of Judith Klinman are exploring how PQQ is made in bacteria to understand and unlock the potential health benefits of PQQ in the foods we eat. 

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July 24, 2020


Over the past several months, our scientific community has united to find ways to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and end the COVID-19 pandemic. We've created a dedicated COVID-19 news page with the latest efforts from the MCB community.

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July 20, 2020

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