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

June 29, 2018

Congratulations to MCB Professor Jeremy Thorner, the 2019 recipient of ASBMB's Herbert Tabor Research Award! This award recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Thorner will receive a $30,000 research award, a plaque, and present a lecture on his research at ASBMB's annual meeting in April 2019 in Orlando, FL.

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June 28, 2018

MCB Professor of the Graudate School Hiroshi Nikaido is the 2018 recipient of the American Society for Microbiology's Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors scientists who have made sustained contributions to microbiological sciences, of which Nikaido has made many throughout his extensive career.

June 27, 2018

A new research paper published in Science, from the labs of MCB Professor Robert Tjian and Assistant Professor Xavier Darzacq, reveals surprising new observations on the mechanics of RNA Polymerase II (Pol II) during protein-coding gene transcription.

June 26, 2018

MCB Assistant Adjunct Professor Karen Davies has been selected as one of the Early Career Research Award recipients by the US Department of Energy for her work on protein structures and bioenergetics. Davies' research focuses on electron flow in photosynthesis, and may improve cyanobacteria engineering for biofuels and bioplastics.

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June 22, 2018

HHMI Investigator and MCB Professor Barbara Meyer was awarded the American Society for Cell Biology's (ASCB) highest honor for science, the E.B. Wilson Medal, for her significant and far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science.

Dr. Meyer's lecture and the medal presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 11th from 3:15-4:00pm during the ASCB|EMBO Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA (Dec 8-12, 2018). 

Read her ASCB Award Essay here.

June 19, 2018

Representation of the CRISPR-Cas9 system."The University of California announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with formats that will be particularly useful in developing human therapeutics and improvements in food security."

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June 11, 2018

Francesca Burgos, postdoctoral scholar in the lab of MCB Professor Carlos Bustamante, is a member of the 2018 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. Her research examines the three-dimensional folding patterns of RNA molecules during their synthesis.

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June 08, 2018

Jingxun Chen, a graduate student in the Ünal lab, received the Teaching Effectiveness Award. Congratulations to Jingxun on her achievement!

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June 04, 2018

MCB & Chemistry Professor Jennifer Doudna is a co-laureate of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for her groundbreaking invention of CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

The Kavli Prize is awarded biennially by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Kavli Foundation and recognizes scientists who have made seminal advancements in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.

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June 03, 2018

A new article published in Science, co-authored by MCB Professors Eric Betzig (supervising author) and David Drubin, describes new advancements in microscopy that reveal incredibly detailed images of cell dynamics in their native state as they travel and interact throughout live tissue. These advancements apply adaptive optics to light sheet microscopy to provide remarkably detailed views of the three-dimensional multicellular environment compared to those produced from a traditional glass slide.