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

October 18, 2013

Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Jasper Rine has been elected as the 2014 Vice-President and 2015 President of the Genetics Society of America (GSA).

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October 07, 2013

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Randy Schekman has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the transport of vesicles within cells. The prize was awarded jointly with James E. Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof.


Professor Schekman received his award and gave his Nobel acceptance speech on December 10, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.

September 30, 2013

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology David Savage or both recipients of 2013 NIH Director's New Innovator Awards. This award support investigators who are within 10 years of their terminal degree conduct exceptionally innovative research.

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September 30, 2013

Bowes Research Fellow William Ludington is the recipient of an NIH 2013 Early Independence Award. These awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to move immediately into independent research positions after receiving their Ph.D.

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August 30, 2013

The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology is pleased to welcome six new junior faculty members for the 2013-14 Academic year.

August 26, 2013

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for four faculty positions in the following areas: Systems Developmental Biology, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Neurobiology, Biology of Cancer and Emerging & Neglected Diseases. We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degree who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.

June 24, 2013

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Randy Schekman was among eight new foreign members elected this year to England's Royal Society. The society is the world's oldest scientific fellowship in continued existence, dating from the 1660s.

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May 17, 2013

Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape, and Associate Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Russell Vance have been appointed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, highly sought positions that provide subsidized appointments and research funds.

May 06, 2013

The National Geographic website has an article titled "Mind-Bending Parasite Permanently Quells Cat Fear in Mice" which describes the research of Wendy Ingram, an MCB graduate student in Professor Ellen Robey's and Professor Michael Eisen's labs.

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April 30, 2013

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Berger and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Daniel Portnoy have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

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