Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S. initiative to speed the discovery of cures for cancer, what President Obama has dubbed a “cancer moonshot.”
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, along with Integrative Biology, joins the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Dr. Marian Diamond to modern neuroscience. Mark your calendars for this free, special celebration! 1:00 pm, February 27, 2016, at BAMPFA.
It’s the season for being grateful, and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley has a lot to be grateful for. We’ve been consistently making big news all year long. Thanks to our researchers, teachers and students for making crucial contributions on many scientific fronts!
Read our 2015 MCB Holiday Greeting.
Read the Division of Biological Sciences 2015 Winter Newsletter.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Michelle Chang has been honored with the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, from the Division of Biological Chemistry in the American Chemical Society. This award is for outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer A. Doudna is the recipient of the 2016 Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize from the Division of Biological Chemistry in the American Chemical Society. This award is for outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, and/or chemical biology.
In its year-end issue, the journal Science chose the CRISPR genome-editing technology, originating out of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna's lab, 2015’s Breakthrough of the Year.
Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Jasper Rine has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors, along with two other UC Berkeley faculty members.
Today marks the start of a three-day international summit in Washington, D.C. focusing on the ethics of making permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome. Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna spearheaded this effort with an informal discussion organized in January -- bringing international attention and laying the ground work for this summit.
The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) has announced that the 2016 HFSP Nakasone Award has been awarded to Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany and Umeå University, Sweden for their seminal work on gene editing by means of the CRISPR-Cas9 system.
The Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB) Group at UC Berkeley brings together researchers interested in fundamental questions concerning how organisms reproduce, develop from egg to adult, and maintain themselves through renewal and regeneration. Twenty different Molecular and Cell Biology faculty labs are involved in this group so far.
The Collins and Kuriyan Labs were among eight campus labs to receive the UC Berkeley Excellence in Laboratory Safety Awards. The awards are given to labs that demonstrate outstanding safety cultures, and have the on-going attention and shared responsibility required to maintain safety standards in campus labs.
Thanks to the Collins and Kuriyan Labs for helping to ensure that “Safety is Part of Science!”
The Isacoff Lab has developed a new tool that aids our understanding of how G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are activated throughout the nervous system. This knowledge may assist in the development of drugs for the treatment of neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and others.