Department News

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

November 01, 2022

Hernan GarciaCongratulations to Hernan Garcia on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development!

The Garcia laboratory seeks to understand, predict, and control developmental programs. 

October 06, 2022

Yvette FisherYvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology, is a recipient of an NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her project “How Does Neuromodulation Shape the Fluidity of Spatial Working Memory?” The award was established in 2007 to support unusually innovative research from early career investigators. 

October 05, 2022

Carolyn Bertozzi NobelFormer MCB faculty and UC Berkeley alumna Carolyn Bertozzi has received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”.

October 03, 2022

2022 Outstanding Postdoc AwardsWe are excited to announce the recipients of our annual MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! Each year, the department honors five postdocs (one in each division) for excellence in research, leadership, and service. 


September 15, 2022

Asst Teaching ProfInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor - Artificial Intelligence & Cancer Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. 

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