Department News

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

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for four faculty positions in the following areas: Systems Developmental Biology, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Neurobiology, Biology of Cancer and Emerging & Neglected Diseases. We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degree who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.

August 26, 2013

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Randy Schekman was among eight new foreign members elected this year to England's Royal Society. The society is the world's oldest scientific fellowship in continued existence, dating from the 1660s.

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June 24, 2013

Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Nicole King, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape, and Associate Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Russell Vance have been appointed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, highly sought positions that provide subsidized appointments and research funds.

May 17, 2013

The National Geographic website has an article titled "Mind-Bending Parasite Permanently Quells Cat Fear in Mice" which describes the research of Wendy Ingram, an MCB graduate student in Professor Ellen Robey's and Professor Michael Eisen's labs.

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May 06, 2013

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Berger and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Daniel Portnoy have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

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April 30, 2013

Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious 233-year-old national honorary society of leaders from academia, business, public affairs and the humanities.

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April 25, 2013

Starting on Thursday, April 18, Campus Shared Services (CSS) began providing the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology administrative support for Purchasing (including Travel and Entertainment and other reimbursements), Business Contracts, Staff HR, non-Senate, non-teaching Academic Personnel, Information Technology (for administrative staff only initially), and Research Administration needs.

April 22, 2013

An article published by Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eva Nogales in Nature titled "Structural visualization of key steps in human transcription initiation" has been selected as the Director's Featured Research Advance by NIGMS.

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March 15, 2013

UC Berkeley once again ranks in fifth place in global reputation in survey of more than 16,600 academics worldwide by the Times Higher Education.

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March 11, 2013

It is with regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus Donald Glaser, a Nobel-prize winning physicist and neurobiologist, passed away in his sleep at his home in Berkeley on February 27, 2013. He was 86.

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February 28, 2013

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Tom Alber is the recipient of the 2013 Christian B. Anfinsen Award for "his foundational studies yielding an understanding of the structure/function relationship of proteins."

February 26, 2013

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista and Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Cell and Developmental Biology Arash Komeili are the subject of Research News Briefs at the UC Berkeley NewsCenter.

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February 14, 2013

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape has been awarded the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science to encourage and support younger immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers.

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February 05, 2013

Berkeley NewsCenter has published a research profile of Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and her method of precisely targeting and cutting DNA using RNA and the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9.

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February 01, 2013

The Cal Alumni Association has elected Dr. Frank Davis, who received his Ph.D. from the Biochemistry Department (predecessor to MCB) in 1955, as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year.

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January 23, 2013

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