Department News

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

An exciting new center has been established on campus to provide the technology and training required to make new optical tools accessible to the broad neuroscience community. MCB Professors Ehud Isacoff and G. Steven Martin were present to celebrate the grand opening.

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June 11, 2015

The UC Berkeley Cancer Research Lab, a research unit associated with Molecular and Cell Biology, is joining the Cancer Research Institute to promote June as Cancer Immunotherapy Month.

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June 05, 2015
Brar and Unal

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gloria Brar and Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Elçin Ünal are 2015 recipients of Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards from the March of Dimes.

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June 02, 2015

Professors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for their gene editing technology.  The Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research is given to those whose research findings and/or inventions represent an outstanding contribution to the progress and welfare of humanity. 

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June 01, 2015
Glausinger and Martin

Associate Professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Britt Glaunsinger and Andreas Martin have been named as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators. HHMI investigators are considered to be among the nation’s top biomedical researchers and receive flexible financial support, including salary and research funding.

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May 22, 2015

Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, and others co-author a paper on how a kinase inhibitor rejuvenates stem cell function in both brain and muscle tissue.  

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May 13, 2015

Read the New York Times profile of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna. Well before the discovery of Crispr-CAS9, Doudna was already performing innovative RNA-related research.

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May 11, 2015
Dr. Lin He and Dr. Kunxin Luo

The Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program, is now supporting Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Lin He, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kunxin Luo, and one other woman faculty for collaborations with Chinese women scientists.

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May 11, 2015

Affiliate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Daniel Fletcher pioneers a new smartphone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. Watch the video!

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May 07, 2015

The magazine "Citizens of Humanity" has recently published a feature on Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Robert Tjian. Read about how "Tjian’s personality bucks most of the stereotypes about scientists."

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May 06, 2015

Howard Hughes Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology John Kuriyan has been named a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

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May 01, 2015
Dr. Hillel Adesnik

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute scientist Hillel Adesnik and his team are attempting to deconstruct the brain by analyzing small circuits and even single neurons. 

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April 30, 2015
Nogales and Thorner

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jeremy Thorner have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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April 28, 2015

Professor of Neurobiolgy, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Schaffer, is using common, benign viruses to deliver healthy genes to defective cells.

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April 27, 2015
Dr. Carlos Bustamante

Howard Hughes Investigator and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences along with five other UC Berkeley faculty. 

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April 24, 2015

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