MCB Professors Kathy Collins and James Hurley have been named 2016-2017 Bakar Program Fellows. Collins' fellowship is in the category Biotechnology and Health, and her project is titled "New Reverse Transcriptase Technologies", and Hurley's fellowship is in the Neuroscience category, entitled "Activating Autophagy to Fight Neurodegeneration."
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Sarah Hamilton joins the MCB Graduate Affairs Office just in time for the beginning of the new academic year. Next time you drop by the Graduate Student Services Office in the LSA, be sure to say "hi!"
What's so great about choanoflagellates? MCB Professor Nicole King explains and reveals why she has dedicated her research career to figuring out how the first multicellular animal life came to be.
Listen to a podcast, hosted by the Journal of Immunology, where Professor David H. Raulet discusses the importance of fundamental research. It highlights how some clinical therapies for cancer have emerged from basic science, performed decades previously, that had no obvious connection to cancer at the time it was published.
Listen to the podcast here.
G. Steven Martin has retired and now Michael Botchan is serving as Interim Dean of Biological Sciences. Our MCB Co-Chairs have had a "changing of the guard" as well -- David Raulet and Richard Harland have handed the reigns over to David Drubin and Nipam Patel. Richard Harland will now serve as Senior Associate Dean of Biological Sciences.
Watch the shared ceremony with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, the Biophysics Graduate Group, the Endocrinology Graduate Group and the Computational Biology Graduate Group. Congratulations to all the graduates!
Congratulations to all the graduates!
Berkeley's Cancer Research Lab, in close collaboration with the Cancer Research Institute, highlights June as Cancer Immunotherapy Month. "As we appreciate these events during this month, it is remarkable to reflect on how the cancer immunotherapy revolution had its roots in basic science done here in the CRL at Berkeley."
MCB Professor Michael Rape has received a 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. He is recognized for his "for his fundamental discoveries related to ubiquitylation." The award comes with $250,000 in unrestricted funds, the largest award for early-career scientists in the U.S.