Department News

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

May 02, 2023

Feller and RioCongratulations to Professor of Neurobiology Marla Feller and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Donald Rio for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

April 27, 2023

US News rakingThe U.S. News & World Report has released their 2023-2024 graduate program rankings and Berkeley's Biological Sciences was ranked 3rd overall in the country.

April 21, 2023

HariharanProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Iswar Hariharan was recently announced the winner of the 2023 Jessica Blanche Peixotto Award, an inaugural L&S Faculty Award. Awardees were selected for their exceptional scholarship, service to the College and community, and transformational teaching.

April 19, 2023

Feller AAA&SProfessor of Neurobiology Marla Feller has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Feller is one of 269 individuals elected in 2023 to the Academy which is an honorary society and an independent policy organization with initiatives in the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science.

April 19, 2023

Doudna and BanfieldA new research initiative led by Professors Jennifer Doudna and Jill Banfield at the Innovative Genomics Institute received $70 million in funding for their project entitled “Engineering the Microbiome with CRISPR to Improve our Climate and Health.” It is the largest scientific projec

April 14, 2023

Bautista and FletcherTwo MCB faculty members have recently been named winners of Graduate Division's 2023 Mentoring Awards.

March 25, 2023

Yang DanYang Dan, Professor of Neurobiology, was named the winner of the 2023 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute for outstanding achievements in neuroscience. Read more...

March 10, 2023

Susan MarquseeProfessor of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Susan Marqusee, was named a 2023 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Fellow. The honorific program recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field through their research, teaching, mentoring or other forms of service.

March 10, 2023

Big ThanksThank you to our wonderful community for helping us reach our fundraising goals during Big Give!

March 08, 2023