Department News

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

Recent work from the lab of MCB Professor Andrew Dillin, led by Postdoctoral fellow Ashley Frakes, has identified brain cells that help extend life in worms and maybe mice, which could lead to drugs that improve human muscle health & lifespan. 

Read the Berkeley News article here.

February 21, 2020

Congratulations to Dirk Hockemeyer on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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February 20, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Gregory Barton on being named a 2020 American Academy of Microbiology Fellow!

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February 19, 2020

Rose Hill, a graduate student in the Bautista Lab, has received a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center sponsors the award and it recognizes outstanding achievement during Graduate Studies in the Biological Sciences.

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February 14, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor Stephan Brohawn, who has been named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow!

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February 12, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Samantha Lewis on receiving a Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation Faculty Grant! 

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February 11, 2020

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Harry Rubin. 

Professor Rubin was a treasured part of the UC Berkeley community, who joined the faculty in 1958 and served until he retired as an emeritus professor in 2001.

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February 06, 2020

Congratulations to the three MCB Postdocs who have been named new Damon Runyon Fellows!
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February 04, 2020

Recent work from the lab of Helen Bateup, led by Postdoctoral fellow Polina Kosillo, reveals cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cognitive inflexibility.
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February 03, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Abby Dernburg, a new Miller Professor!

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January 31, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephen Brohawn on receiving an early-career investigator award from the American Association for Anatomy!

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January 31, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Neurobiology John Ngai on being named the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative!

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January 30, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor Samantha Lewis, who has been named a 2020 Winkler Scholar!

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January 24, 2020

Last night we were thrilled to connect with 100+ of our talented and inspiring alumni at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. 

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January 16, 2020

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology and HHMI Investigator Jennifer Doudna on receiving the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine! 

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January 13, 2020

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