Department News

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

Berkeley has been chosen to host a new NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for Summer 2006. For more information and to apply see the NSF REU site.

February 16, 2006

The Cell & Developmental Biology Division will be holding their spring symposium on "Frontiers in Chromosome Biology" Monday, March 27, 2006.

For program and registration infomation please visit the CDB Spring Symposium Website.

January 25, 2006

Seven MCB faculty members have been cited by students as "heroes" for going above and beyond their jobs.

They are:

January 23, 2006
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees for a joint faculty position in neuroscience at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Research areas of particular interest include cellular, molecular, developmental, and system/computational neuroscience.

The successful candidate is expected to join the faculty beginning July 1, 2006, or thereafter.

October 12, 2005

Two Assistant Professors in Molecular & Cell Biology, Lu Chen (Neurobiology) and Nicole King (Genetics, Genomics & Development), have been named as prestigious MacArthur "genius" fellows for 2005.

MacArthur fellows are selected for their "creativity, originality, and potential" and are awarded $500,000 over 5 years with unrestricted usage.

For more information see:

September 20, 2005

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology seeks applications for five faculty positions. We seek candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees who have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching and demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research.

September 06, 2005
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology James Berger has been awarded

The award will be presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco, 1-5 April 2006.

August 29, 2005

Howard Hughes Investigator and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Eva Nogales received the Cabot Science Award at the Chabot Space and Science Center's gala in June.

Dr. Nogales received the $5,000 award in recognition for her work in determining the structure of microtubules.

For more information see:

August 26, 2005

Come join us at the first ever Cal Evo Devo Day! We would like to invite you to a half day mini-symposium about Evolution and Development research going on at Cal.

Date: Friday, September 9th

Time: 1:15-5pm, reception to follow

Place: Lipman Room, 8th floor Barrows Hall

August 17, 2005

UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Bertozzi keeps a close watch on carbohydrates, but it's not because she's on a trendy diet. In her chemistry laboratory, Bertozzi pays close attention to the carbohydrates that dot the surface of cells.

Bertozzi, a professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology, and her graduate students have devised new chemical tools to uncover how the sugar structures change based on various factors. Someday, their research could aid doctors in diagnosing cancer and other diseases.

July 28, 2005

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Lu Chen has been selected as a 2005 Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research by the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Recipients of this prestigious award are selected for their research in the fundamental mechanisms of human disease and receive up to $1 million dollars over five years.

July 28, 2005

Fifteen graduate students were presented with Outstanding GSI Awards (OGSI)at a ceremony at Alumni House on Monday, May 9th for their excellence in teaching in MCB courses.

May 13, 2005

More than 100 years ago, Theodor Boveri proposed that errors in the segregation of genetic material (chromosomes) to two daughter cells during cell division could be a cause of cancer.Furthermore, chromosome segregation defects during meiotic germ cell divisions are responsible for many spontaneous abortions and can lead to birth defects such as Down syndrome. Despite its fundamental importance very little is known about the molecular origins of these potentially devastating errors.

April 26, 2005
You are cordially invited to attend the annual MCB Undergraduate Honors Research Poster Session this Friday, April 15th, 3:00-5:00pm in the VLSB Courtyard (VLSB Lobby in case of rain).

View approximately sixty posters and partake in a delicious spring reception. Outstanding posters will be displayed at Cal Day, Saturday, April 16th.

April 13, 2005

On Saturday, April 9, 2005 the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and the College of Letters & Science are hosting a symposium in honor of Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology Gunther Stent.

March 29, 2005