Woj Wojtowicz has been selected as the first Bowes Research Fellow and will start August 15, 2009. She will be researching the interactions of cell surface molecules in neurons with the goal of understanding how these interactions ultimately lead to the precise wiring of the brain.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
MCB held its 2009 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22.
Professor Robert Tjian gave the commencement address. Leonid Teytelman gave the student address. Walter Fischler received the Nicholas Cozzarelli Prize. Stephanie Szobota and Philip Johnson were presented with the Alan Bearden Award.
A conference titled "From Motors to Morphogenesis: Oster-Inspired Research" will be held May 30-31 at UC Berkeley. The goal of the meeting is to discuss new and exciting advances in cell biophysics inspired and pioneered by MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology George Oster.
Edward Penhoet, former MCB faculty member and former Dean of the School of Public Health, has been elected as a Fellow to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Fellows include leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.
The second annual Genetics, Development and Molecular Evolution Supergroup Symposium will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Additional information and registration form are available here.
MCB graduate student Hana Lee of Professor Rachel Brem’s lab was selected as one of the 2009 recipients of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are awarded to immigrants to the United States or children of immigrants, and are based on the candidate’s creativity, originality, and initiative; commitment to and capacity for accomplishment; and commitment to the values expressed in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The third
Candidates for the Bowes Research Fellowship will be presenting their work at a symposium on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building (pre and post-reception in Koshland Hall Lobby).
Professor Marc Kirschner leads off an exciting program for this year's Cell & Developmental Biology Symposium on "Systems Cell Biology" on Tuesday, March 24. Please register if you plan to attend.
MCB graduate student Walter Fischler of Professor Kristin Scott's lab is the recipient of a Weintraub award for 2009. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.
Please join us in a memorial to honor Jeffrey Winer's life and contributions to Neurobiology.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Toll Room, Alumni House, Berkeley Campus
RSVP: David Larue
Donations for a scholarship in Jeff's memory are being collected:Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship:
University of California
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Jeffery Winer Memorial Scholarship Fund
142 LSA #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
Five MCB faculty members have been named as 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They include Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Genetics, Genomics and Development Steven Brenner, Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jennifer Doudna,