It is with regret that we announce that Emeritus Professor Richard Strohman passed away on Saturday, July 4. Dr. Strohman was a member of the Zoology Department (one of the predecessors of MCB), and worked for many years on muscle development.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Andreas Martin has been named as one of the 2009 Searle Scholars. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.
Two MCB Ph.D Alumni (Iain Cheeseman and Danica Chen) are also among the 2009 awardees.
The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Dr. Diana M. Bautista was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Awards this year were given to 17 early-career scientists who display outstanding promise in research relevant to the advancement of human health.
MCB Ph.D Alumni Zev David Bryant is also among the 2009 awardees.
Woj Wojtowicz has been selected as the first Bowes Research Fellow and will start August 15, 2009. She will be researching the interactions of cell surface molecules in neurons with the goal of understanding how these interactions ultimately lead to the precise wiring of the brain.
MCB held its 2009 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22.
Professor Robert Tjian gave the commencement address. Leonid Teytelman gave the student address. Walter Fischler received the Nicholas Cozzarelli Prize. Stephanie Szobota and Philip Johnson were presented with the Alan Bearden Award.
The May edition of ScienceMatters@Berkeley includes profiles of three MCB faculty members: Professor of Neurobiology John Ngai, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista, and Professor of Neurobiology Richard Kramer.
A conference titled "From Motors to Morphogenesis: Oster-Inspired Research" will be held May 30-31 at UC Berkeley. The goal of the meeting is to discuss new and exciting advances in cell biophysics inspired and pioneered by MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology George Oster.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hiroshi Nikaido and Professor of Neurobiology Mu-ming Poo have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Edward Penhoet, former MCB faculty member and former Dean of the School of Public Health, has been elected as a Fellow to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Fellows include leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.
The second annual Genetics, Development and Molecular Evolution Supergroup Symposium will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Additional information and registration form are available here.