Department News

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


Our community sadly lost a pillar on Friday, January 22, 2021, when Nilabh Shastri, PhD, passed away. Shastri was a Professor at UC Berkeley from 1987–2018 and a cornerstone of the immunology community. He served as MCB Immunology and Pathogenesis Division Head from 2010–2015, was a gifted and dedicated teacher and will be remembered for his kind spirit and generous nature.  

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February 03, 2021


Congratulations to MCB professor Douglas Koshland on receiving the 2021 Genetics Society of America Medal!

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January 28, 2021


UC Berkeley graduate student Juan Manuel Perez Bertoldi writes about the latest study from the lab of professor Eva Nogales, published recently in Science Magazine.

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January 26, 2021

Raulet and Shastri 2021 AAI Distinguished Fellows
David Raulet and Nilabh Shastri have been announced as 2021 American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Distinguished Fellows, which recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as service to AAI and the immunology community.

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December 22, 2020

Despite 2020 being a challenging year for us all, there have also been some incredible silver linings for MCB. As a department, we couldn't be more proud of how our community came together to find new innovative ways to excel in research, teaching, and public service.

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December 17, 2020


Congratulations to Evan Miller on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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December 10, 2020

Learn how the MCB community has risen to the challenges and unpredictability of 2020 together and read about our responses to the COVID-19 crisis, efforts to address systemic racism, and our many reasons to celebrate.

Read the Fall 2020 MCB Transcript here.

November 19, 2020


Congratulations to incoming MCB Assistant Professor Yvette Fisher on being selected to serve as an Allen Institute Next Generation Leader!

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November 18, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Professor Alanna Schepartz on receiving a 2021 American Peptide Society Vincent du Vigneaud Award!

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November 17, 2020


MCB Professor Yang Dan has received an endowed chair, which honors her distinctive achievements and acts as an enduring tribute to the funding donor.

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November 16, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Professor David Schaffer on receiving the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) 2020 Andreas Acrivos Professional Progress Award!

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November 16, 2020


Three MCB faculty have received endowed chairs, which honors their distinctive achievements and acts as an enduring tribute to the donor or donors who establish them.

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November 09, 2020

Congratulations to Helen Bateup on receiving tenure and her promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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November 04, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Associate Professor Elçin Ünal on receiving the 2020 Sabri Ülker Science Award! 

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October 26, 2020

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our colleague Richard Calendar, Ph.D., who was Professor of Molecular Biology (1968-1989) and, after our reorganization of the biological sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (1989-2009), and, then, a Professor of the Graduate School (2009-2020), here at the University of California, Berkeley.

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October 19, 2020

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