HHMI Investigator and Professor of Neurobiology, Yang Dan, is lead author of an article printed in the British journal Nature describing the discovery of a neural switch that can stimulate nerve cells in the medulla region of the brain and activate REM sleep.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar was one of only 41 faculty in the nation to receive the prestigious NIH Director's 2015 New Innovator Award. The project she'll be working on is "Dissecting the Roles of Pervasive Short ORFs in Meiosis."
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna, who invented a gene-editing tool that has taken the research world by storm, was named one of five laureates of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards in the field of life sciences.
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.
The Intellectual Property and Science division of Thomson Reuters has named Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna as a citation laureate for her development of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing method.
A new book is the result of a collaborative effort between UC Berkeley faculty in the departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Integrative Biology. Size Control in Biology: From Organelles to Organisms, from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, examines our current understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that precisely regulate the sizes of biological structures so that they can function efficiently in their cellular, organismal, or ecological context.
Dr. Rebecca Heald and Dr. Iswar Hariharan from MCB, and Dr. David Wake from IB edited the book and contributed two chapters. Dr. Marvalee Wake from IB and UC Berkeley alumni contributed as co-authors.