Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
It is with regret that we announce the death of Professor John Forte. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family following a prolonged illness with leukemia.