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Megan Martik to Join MCB Faculty

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:00

We welcome Dr. Megan Martik to MCB! She'll join the department as an Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development. 

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Garcia Lab: Physics Role in Gene Regulation

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:52

How can physics help solve crucial questions in gene regulation?

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MCB Faculty Among Team to Establish a Center for Chemical Innovation

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:51

Four MCB faculty members are part of a $20M NSF project to produce novel polymers in living cells. 

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Meet our recent MCB PhD graduates!

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 10:30


Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our most recent PhD graduates and welcoming them as important members of the MCB alumni community!

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Next Steps: Follow-up to the All MCB Town Hall Meeting

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 07:53

Please read the MCB Co-Chairs follow-up message to the MCB Town Hall Meeting held last week. 

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Park Joins 2020 Class of Pew Scholars

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 08:53

Cheers to MCB Assistant Professor Eunyong Park on being named a 2020 Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences!

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Schepartz Receives 2020 American Chemical Society Award

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 08:35

Congratulations to MCB Professor Alanna Schepartz on receiving the 2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry!

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Nayak Receives Beckman Young Investigator Program Award

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:06

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on receiving a 2020 Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Award!

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Message of Support to the MCB Community

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:24


A message from the MCB Co-Chairs on our commitment to the department's core values of embracing diversity, inclusion, and dedication to providing an academically enriching and supportive climate for all.

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Brar Promoted to Associate Professor

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:53

Congratulations to Gloria Brar on receiving tenure and her promotion to MCB Associate Professor!

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2020 TheRPs: MCB Celebrates PhD Graduate Research Online

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 07:40


Every year, MCB hosts the Thesis Research Presentations (TheRPs) symposium, giving PhD graduates an opportunity to present their scientific research and acknowledge the people and community who helped them along the way. 

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Gomez, Kramer & Brohawn Receive 2020 Rennie Fund Awards

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:58


Neurobiology faculty Assistant Professor Andrea Gomez, Professor Richard Kramer, and Assistant Professor Stephan Brohawn have been selected to receive funding from the Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy. 

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Congratulations to MCB's Class of 2020!

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:28

Congratulations to our MCB Class of 2020 graduates!

We are so proud of each and every one of you and wish we could celebrate your remarkable achievements in person. Read more to enjoy video well wishes from some of the MCB faculty and learn about our 2020 Commencement Honors awardees.

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The Spring MCB Newsletter is Now Available

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 06:29

MCB Transcript Spring 2020 Masthead

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents' approval to admit women to the University of California on equal terms with men. To celebrate this milestone, we've dedicated this edition of the MCB Transcript to the remarkable accomplishments of women in our department. 

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MCB Undergraduates Publish Online Magazine

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 05:39

The MCB Undergraduate Student Association (mcbUSA) has published an online magazine entirely authored, designed, and curated by its members. 

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Nayak Named 2020 Searle Scholar

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 04:51

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on being named a 2020 Searle Scholar! 

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MCB Faculty Receive Funding for Pandemic Research

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:50

MCB faculty are among UC Berkeley researchers to receive funding to pursue SARS-CoV-2 research.

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MCB Welcomes New Faculty Ian Swinburne

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:31

It's our pleasure to announce that Ian Swinburne will join MCB as an Assistant Professor in January 2021!

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Multiple MBC Faculty Receive COVID Catalyst Funding

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:57

MCB faculty Kunxin Luo, Russell Vance, Michael Rape, Sarah Stanley, and Michael Marletta have been selected to receive bridge funding for their high-risk, original, and crucial research on the SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 global pandemic. 

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MCB Undergraduate Isaac Witte Named 2020 University Medal Finalist

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:33

MCB undergraduate Isaac Witte is one of four finalists for this year's University Medal.

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