Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences has appointed Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Lior Pachter as The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Biophysics and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Computational Biology respectively.
Patty Garcia, an MCB graduate student in Professor Mark Schlissel's lab, is the subject of this week's Berkeley NewsCenter "Persons of Interest" profile.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Susan Marqusee has received the William C. Rose Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). She was recognized for her protein-folding research and for her encouragement of the next generation of scientists.
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and the Cancer Research Laboratory are hosting a symposium on Wed, March 28, 2012 in honor of Jim Allison, with talks ranging from basic immunology to clinical aspects of cancer immunotherapy. Information about the speakers is available by following the link below.
MCB Graduate Students Mark Grabiner (Machen Lab), Nate Krefman (Drubin/Barnes Lab) and Angela Kaczmarczyk (Patel Lab) were awarded the 2012 Science Parody of the Year Lab Grammy award by the journal BioTechniques for their video titled ‰ÛÏGrad School I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down.‰Û The video was produced for MCB's annual Follies.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been awarded the 2012 Vilcek Foundation Prize for Biomedical Science. The award, presented annually to foreign-born scientists and artists who have made outstanding contributions to US society, is for Bustamante's "groundbreaking research into the inner workings of the cell and movement of individual molecules within cells."
The Bowes Research Fellows Program at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking nominations of outstanding recent or imminent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates to be given the freedom to establish an independent research program as an alternative to the traditional postdoctoral experience. Bowes Fellows must have demonstrated exceptional promise and maturity in their graduate careers and be eager to engage the frontiers of biomedical and life sciences. The deadline is December 15, 2011.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for three faculty positions in the areas listed below. We seek candidates with Ph. D. and/or M.D. degrees who have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching and demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research.
Systems Biology (MCB)
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michelle Chang and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ming Hammond are recipients of the 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award. This award provides support to new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact.
Pain is the most common reason for trips to the doctor's office. So it makes sense that pain treatment is a huge part of our healthcare system, costing more than 100 billion dollars a year. But how exactly pain works is still a mystery in many ways.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista has been interviewed by KQED about her research into pain.