The third annual Genetics, Development and Molecular Evolution Supergroup Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Details and free registration are available at the link below.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology David Drubin and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Richard Harland have been elected as 2010 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology Frank Werblin is the recipient of the Retina Research Foundation's 2010 Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research. This honor is given every other year to one or more vision scientists who have made a significant contribution to knowledge about the retina or retinal disease. Please join us in congratulating Professor Werblin on receiving this prestigious award in recognition of his many important discoveries, which have advanced
The 2010-11 Molecular & Cell Biology GSI application is now available: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/grad/main/gsi-appointments/
Make sure to review the Projected GSI needs as some of the courses requiring GSI's has changed from last year.
The application deadline is Monday April 19th and the Divisional GSI Advisers will meet in early May to make the assignments.
First time GSIs will be involved in mandatory GSI training so plan to be on campus in mid-late August.
Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Greg Barton is the 2010 recipient of the American Association of Immunologist (AAI) BD Biosciences Investigator Award. This award is presented to an early-career investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the field of immunology.
MCB Professor of Neurobiology, Mu-ming Poo has recently published a paper in Science addressing a fundamental question of neurodevelopment about how neurons become polarized -- i.e. how growing neurites in a young neuron decide whether to become an axon or a dendrite. His group showed that reciprocal interactions between intracellular signaling cascades underlie this event.
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Bilder will receive the 2010 Harland Winfield Mossman Award in Developmental Biology and present an award lecture on ‰ÛÏFunction Follows Form: Linking Epithelial Polarity, Growth Control, and Morphogenesis in Drosophila‰Û during the Young Investigator Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA)/Experimental Biology (EB) 2010.
The Cell & Developmental Biology Division is hosting a one-day Symposium on Non-coding RNA on March 23, 2010. Information about the schedule, speakers and free registration are available by following the link below.
In a report in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that the H1N1, or swine flu, virus adopted a new mutation in one of its genes distinct from the mutations found in previous flu viruses, including those responsible for the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the "Asian" flu pandemic in 1957 and the "Hong Kong" pandemic of 1968.Read more...
The latest issue of the graduate student-run Berkeley Science Review features the research of several MCB faculty members, including Yang Dan, Diana Bautista, and