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Helen Bateup
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Gloria Brar
Congratulations to Helen Bateup and Gloria Brar on their promotions to MCB Associate Professors!


  • Professor James Hurley and Assistant Professor Eunyong Park - Mechanisms of mitochondrial damage control by Parkin and PINK1

  • Professor Donald Rio, Assistant Professor Helen Bateup and Associate Professor Dirk Hockemeyer - Dissecting genetic interactions of Parkinson's disease-associated risk loci
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James Hurley
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Eunyong Park
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Donald Rio
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Helen Bateup
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Dirk Hockemeyer
Robin Ball headshotLecturer Robin Ball - 2020 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs Stephen Brohawn headshotAssistant Professor Stephen Brohawn – 2020 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy Award
Carlos Bustamante headshotProfessor Carlos Bustamante - 2021 Biophysical Society Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics Kathleen Collins headshotProfessor Kathleen Collins - 2020 NIH Director's Pioneer Award and Walter and Ruth Schubert Family Endowed Chair
Michael Eisen headshotProfessor Yang Dan - Nan Fung Life Sciences Chancellor's Chair in Neuroscience Jennifer Doudna headshotProfessor Jennifer Doudna – 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and recipient of a 2021 University of Chicago honorary degree
Michael Eisen headshotProfessor Michael Eisen - Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Computational Biology Jennifer Doudna headshotProfessor Daniel Feldman – Coates Family Endowed Chair in Neuroscience
Yvette Fisher headshotIncoming Assistant Professor Yvette Fisher - Next Generation Leaders Council at the Allen Institute for Brain Science Andrea Gomez headshotAssistant Professor Andrea Gomez - 2020 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy Award and 2020 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award

Professors Kunxin Luo, Russell Vance, Michael RapeMichael Marletta, and Associate Professor Sarah Stanley - received funding from the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) for their high-risk, original research on the SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Kunxin Luo
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Russell Vance
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Michael Rape
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Michael Marletta
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Sarah Stanley
Caroline Kane headshotProfessor Emerita Caroline Kane - 2020 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Fellow Richard Kramer headshotProfessor Richard Kramer - 2020 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy Award
Polina Lishko headshotAssistant Professor Polina Lishko - Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE) Pilot Award and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Dipti Nayak headshotAssistant Professor Dipti Nayak - 2020 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Award, 2020 Searle Scholar, and 2020 Packard Fellowship Award
Eunyong Park headshotAssistant Professor Eunyong Park - 2020 Pew Scholar David Schaffer headshotProfessor David Schaffer - New director of QB3-Berkeley and American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) 2020 Andreas Acrivos Professional Progress Award. 
Alanna Schepartz headshotProfessor Alanna Schepartz - 2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, 2021 American Peptide Society Vincent du Vigneaud Award and the new director for the NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM) Elçin Ünal headshotAssociate Professor Elçin Ünal - 2020 Sabri Ülker Science Award
Russell Vance headshotProfessor Russell Vance - Cancer Research Institute's (CRI) 2020 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology  
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Polina Lishko
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Roberto Zoncu
Associate Professors Polina Lishko and Roberto Zoncu - 2020 class of Pew Trusts Innovation Fund Investigators
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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our colleague Richard Lane Calendar, PhD. He was an international leader in the study of bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) in Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Bacillus anthracis. He literally “wrote the book” on this subject—The Bacteriophages, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2006. 

Calendar was a dedicated researcher who relished working with his own hands throughout his career and continued to work at the bench until a month before his death. He was exceptionally supportive of and dedicated to undergraduate education, and he continued teaching for many years after his formal retirement. 

In this time of loss, we as a community are brought to remember how fortunate we are to have benefited from Rich's research acumen, commitment to education, generous spirit, and good humor. We offer our sincerest condolences to Rich's family, scientific brood, and close friends.

Learn more about his life and career here.



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