Department News

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

Out today in Science Magazine, a recent collaboration between MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and David Liu of the Broad Institute could lead to improved gene editing. Read the Berkeley News story here.

July 30, 2020


We sent our MCB PhD class of 2020 off in style last week with an online celebration to mark the occasion. 

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July 28, 2020

Researchers in the lab of Judith Klinman are exploring how PQQ is made in bacteria to understand and unlock the potential health benefits of PQQ in the foods we eat. 

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July 24, 2020


Over the past several months, our scientific community has united to find ways to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and end the COVID-19 pandemic. We've created a dedicated COVID-19 news page with the latest efforts from the MCB community.

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July 20, 2020

Researchers Patrick Pausch and Basem Al-Shayeb are first authors of a paper describing CasPhi that will appear this week in the journal Science

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July 16, 2020

We welcome Dr. Megan Martik to MCB! She'll join the department as an Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development. 

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July 10, 2020

How can physics help solve crucial questions in gene regulation?

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July 09, 2020

Four MCB faculty members are part of a $20M NSF project to produce novel polymers in living cells. 

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July 08, 2020

Please read the MCB Co-Chairs follow-up message to the MCB Town Hall Meeting held last week. 

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June 19, 2020

Cheers to MCB Assistant Professor Eunyong Park on being named a 2020 Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences!

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June 15, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor Alanna Schepartz on receiving the 2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry!

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June 15, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on receiving a 2020 Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Award!

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June 11, 2020


A message from the MCB Co-Chairs on our commitment to the department's core values of embracing diversity, inclusion, and dedication to providing an academically enriching and supportive climate for all.

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June 01, 2020

Congratulations to Gloria Brar on receiving tenure and her promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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May 28, 2020


Every year, MCB hosts the Thesis Research Presentations (TheRPs) symposium, giving PhD graduates an opportunity to present their scientific research and acknowledge the people and community who helped them along the way. 

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May 27, 2020

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