Professors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for their gene editing technology. The Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research is given to those whose research findings and/or inventions represent an outstanding contribution to the progress and welfare of humanity.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Associate Professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Britt Glaunsinger and Andreas Martin have been named as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators. HHMI investigators are considered to be among the nation’s top biomedical researchers and receive flexible financial support, including salary and research funding.
Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, and others co-author a paper on how a kinase inhibitor rejuvenates stem cell function in both brain and muscle tissue.
Read the New York Times profile of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna. Well before the discovery of Crispr-CAS9, Doudna was already performing innovative RNA-related research.
The Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program, is now supporting Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Lin He, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kunxin Luo, and one other woman faculty for collaborations with Chinese women scientists.
Affiliate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Daniel Fletcher pioneers a new smartphone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. Watch the video!
The magazine "Citizens of Humanity" has recently published a feature on Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Tjian. Read about how "Tjian’s personality bucks most of the stereotypes about scientists."
Howard Hughes Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology John Kuriyan has been named a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute scientist Hillel Adesnik and his team are attempting to deconstruct the brain by analyzing small circuits and even single neurons.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jeremy Thorner have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.