Department News

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

September 15, 2022

Asst Teaching ProfsInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for two Assistant Teaching Professors - Organismal and Evolutionary Biology + Molecular & Quantitative Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Integrative Biology. 

September 01, 2022

Rebecca HealdProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Rebecca Heald received the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

August 30, 2022

By Donald Rio
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

August 30, 2022

Yvette FisherYvette Fisher, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, has received a 2022 Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation (BRF). The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions in the field of neuroscience.

August 26, 2022

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

MCB Entering PhDs 2022


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


MCBenteringPhD Stats

August 23, 2022

inclusiveBio Symposium

By Gregory Arena
Integrative Biology PhD candidate, Dawson lab


August 22, 2022
David Weisblat
David Weisblat
July 07, 2022

Yvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology Yvette Fisher was recently named as a recipient of the 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. This award, from Klingenstein Philanthropies, supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

June 29, 2022

Polina LishkoAssociate Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Polina Lishko, was honored as one of the 2022 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This award celebrates the contributions of immigrants to American life whose actions have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy.

June 24, 2022

Samantha LewisSamantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, has received the 2022 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy from The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI).