Department News

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

May 30, 2024

Lucas and Zhang: 2024 Searle ScholarsAssistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Bronwyn Lucas and Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Molecular Therapeutics Ziyang Zhang were among 15 outstanding early career scientists to be named 2024 Searle Scholars.

May 28, 2024

graduate celebrationWe are excited to report that the MCB Class of 2024 senior gift campaign to raise funds for sponsored research stipends and travel grants has met their goal of $5,000! Thanks to the generosity of our community, more MCB students will be able to have transformative research experiences in the 2024-2025 academic year.

May 22, 2024

LareBakar Spark AwardsCongratulations to the 2024 Bakar Fellows Program Spark Award recipients: Liana Lareau, Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development; Dan Nomura, Professor of Molecular Therapeutics; and Robert Saxton

May 20, 2024

Urnov Horace Mann MedalProfessor of Molecular Therapeutics, Fyodor Urnov, was awarded the Horace Mann Medal from Brown University.

May 09, 2024

Planktonic cells of the methanogenic archaeon, Methanosarcina acetivorans (Sunnyjoy Dupuis, Nayak Lab)Learn about MCB's exciting research, new faculty, the Molecular Therapeutics Institute, alumni reception, and much more...

Read the Spring 2024 MCB Transcript.

May 09, 2024

Garcia, Lewis and BotchanCongratulations to our faculty who received the departmental 2024 MCB Outstanding Faculty Awards!

May 01, 2024

Abby Dernburg NAS electionProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Abby Dernburg, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). NAS members are selected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

April 26, 2024
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The 3rd annual MCB Postdocs Research Showcase took place on March 28th, 2024. The event featured research talks from MCB postdocs across every division, a poster session, a keynote address by Christopher Barnes (Assistant Professor at Stanford), and a career panel featuring guests from diverse career paths including academia, startup, science policy, and a science incubator. The showcase was a huge success in highlighting the stellar research being done by MCB postdocs, supporting postdocs' professional development, and building community. 

April 25, 2024

Hurley American Academy of Arts and Sciences electionJames Hurley, Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, was among 7 UC Berkeley faculty recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy selects members for their excellence with the aim to connect across disciplines to advance the common good.