Class of '36 Chair and Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Greg Barton, postdoctoral fellow Meghan Koch, and colleagues have found yet another reason why breastmilk is important for a newborn's health. They have identified antibodies in mouse milk that instruct the immune system on how to appropriately respond to beneficial gut bactera and help regulate inflammatory responses.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
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It was announced today that Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee, and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Glaeser have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member. She joins MCB Professors John Kuriyan and Randy Schekman as elected foreign members of the society, and Professors G. Steven Martin and Gerald Westheimer, who are fellows within the society.
Professor of the Graduate School Jack Kirsch has received the presitigious UC Berkeley Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship in recognition of his exemplary continued service in teaching, research, and public service.
Professor of Neurobiology and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering David Schaffer received the American Chemical Society Marvin J. Johnson Award. It recognizes outstanding research contributions toward the advancement of microbial and biochemical technology.
Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology Walter J. Freeman passed away at age 89 in Berkeley on Sunday, April 24, 2016. He was a UC Berkeley professor for nearly 60 years, and is considered one of the founders of the field of computational neuroscience.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Glaeser are among nine UC Berkeley faculty members newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Hernan Garcia is one of 15 scientists named as 2016 Searle Scholars. The exceptional young scientists are selected for their potential to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their careers.
MCB Affiliate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development and Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology Steven Brenner was elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his significant contributions to protein analysis and genetics.