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We're Hiring | Assistant Professor for MCB and EECS

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 07:54

Asst Teaching ProfInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor - Artificial Intelligence & Cancer Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. 

Learn more and apply by November 15, 2022. 

We're Hiring | Assistant Teaching Professors for MCB and IB

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 07:51

Asst Teaching ProfsInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for two Assistant Teaching Professors - Organismal and Evolutionary Biology + Molecular & Quantitative Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Integrative Biology. 

Learn more and apply by October 17, 2022. 

Heald receives ASCB Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:14

Rebecca HealdProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Rebecca Heald received the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). This award is bestowed by the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) to any later-stage career scientist with outstanding scientific achievements and a record of active leadership in mentoring women and individuals from underrepresented groups. Read more...

In memoriam | Aurora Trapane

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:03

By Donald Rio
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

Fisher receives Brain Research Foundation 2022 Seed Grant

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:03

Yvette FisherYvette Fisher, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, has received a 2022 Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation (BRF). The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions in the field of neuroscience. Read more...

Welcome to Berkeley, PhD Entering Class of 2022!

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:13
MCB is pleased to welcome our newest graduate students to the department!

MCB Entering PhDs 2022

  Learn fun facts about their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations, and more.

 

MCBenteringPhD Stats

inclusiveBio Symposium

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 13:30
inclusiveBio Symposium

By Gregory Arena
Integrative Biology PhD candidate, Dawson lab

 

Faculty Spotlight | David Weisblat

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 14:46
David WeisblatDavid Weisblat

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology David Weisblat on his retirement in June 2022! Since joining the MCB department in 1984, Dr. Weisblat has made significant contributions to UC Berkeley’s teaching and research missions. Learn about his favorite MCB memories, plans for retirement, and his lab’s research below. 


Q: What is your favorite MCB memory and what are your plans during retirement?

Fisher named 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellow

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 08:29

Yvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology Yvette Fisher was recently named as a recipient of the 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. This award, from Klingenstein Philanthropies, supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Read more...

Lishko honored as one of 2022's Great Immigrants

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:53

Polina LishkoAssociate Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Polina Lishko, was honored as one of the 2022 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This award celebrates the contributions of immigrants to American life whose actions have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy. Read more...

Lewis wins 2022 Rennie Fund

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 15:06

Samantha LewisSamantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, has received the 2022 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy from The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI). The award will provide one year of support for her proposal entitled "Mechanisms of molecular pathogenesis underlying mitochondrial epilepsy". Read more...

Park named 2022 Hellman Fellow

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:13

Eunyong ParkAssistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eunyong Park was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for his project entitled "How do plants make chloroplasts? ––mechanistic study of chloroplast protein import”. This award, from the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund, was designed to support early career faculty who have shown evidence of their promise for distinction in research. Read more...

Lewis receives Best Professor Award at Vanderbilt Juneteenth event

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:54

Samantha LewisSamantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, was honored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences with the Best Professor Award (national) at their Juneteenth recognition event. This award was created to recognize Black scholarship, leadership, mentorship, service, and allyship at the local and national levels. Read more... 

Lewis named 2022 Hellman Fellow

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:35

Samantha LweisAssistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Samantha Lewis was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for her proposal "Exploring mitochondrial DNA replication proteins in functional assemblies in vivo”. This award, from the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund, was designed to support early career faculty who have shown evidence of their promise for distinction in research. Read more...