In a collaborative study, including researchers from USC and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gary Karpen, helped to find a new function of the nuclear membrane — it fixes potentially fatal breaks in DNA strands. This study could lead to a better understanding of how and why organisms become more predisposed to cancer with age.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Evan Miller, who is also faculty in the Department of Chemistry, recently received the Young Chemical Biologist Award from the International Chemical Biology Society at their annual meeting in Berlin. At the same meeting, he was a featured speaker in their "Rising Stars in Chemical Biology" session.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Kathy Collins, in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, has produced the clearest image of telomerase to date. This enzyme plays a significant role in aging and most cancers, but until recently many aspects of the enzyme’s structure could not be clearly seen.
Listen to the BBC Natural Histories Radio Feature "Anenome" that features Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Daniel Rokhsar. The show highlights how Rokhsar and his team conducted the first analysis of the genome of the sea anemone, which revealed it to be nearly as complex as the human genome.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is soliciting applications for a faculty position in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track). We seek applicants studying how communication within and between cells supports physiological function and enables cells, tissues, and organisms to respond to changes in their environment and maintain homeostasis.
The MCB Scientific Facilities will be hosting an open house and vendor show for the campus research community on Thursday, October 8th from 4-6pm on the 3rd floor of Barker Hall. As these are campus recharge facilities, any students and/or researchers on campus are welcome.
Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nipam Patel will be presenting a free public lecture, "The Physics and Development of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies," on Homecoming. All are welcome! Saturday, October 3rd, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni House on the Berkeley campus.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Ahmet Yildiz has received the American Society for Cell Biology's ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leaders Prize. He is recognized for advancing the field of single molecule biophysics, including his work on understanding the mechanism of the motor protein dynein and maintenance of chromosomes' telomeres.