The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is home to many talented undergraduate students. Among those who have been recently recognized by the University are Amar Kishan and Nicole Swann.
Nicole Swann has been named one of five finalists for the 2006 University Medal which is awarded every year to the the most distinguished graduating senior on the Berkeley campus.
Amar Kishan has been named as a winner of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.