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BioE welcomes 2023 Rising Star Polly Fordyce

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 12:46

photo of Polly Fordyce and Phil Messersmith at the front of a classroom

Berkeley Bioengineering was pleased to feature Professor Polly Fordyce for the 2023 Rising Star Lecture in Bioengineering on August 23, 2023. Dr. Fordyce is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Genetics and Fellow of the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University. In her lecture, “Microfluidics for High-Throughput and Quantitative Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Single-Cell Biology,” she […]
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New Technique Could Facilitate Rapid Cryopreservation of All Coral Species

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 11:12

photograph of coral in the ocean, from the Smithsonian Institute

Research by Professor Emeritus Boris Rubinsky, in collaboration with Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) and Texas A&M, has achieved a breakthrough in the fight to save the world’s coral reefs from climate change annihilation. The researchers successfully cryopreserved and revived entire coral fragments, opening the door to collecting and preserving coral fragments easily and rapidly at an urgent moment for coral worldwide.
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Rausser College faculty awarded California Climate Action Grants

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 08/23/2023 - 09:47
Ted Grantham, Miranda Redmond, and Dan Kammen August 23, 2023

Projects led by professors Ted Grantham, Miranda Redmond, and Dan Kammen have received Climate Action Matching Grants to advance research that builds climate resilience and equity in California.

Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biomechanics

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 15:53

We seek exceptional scientists researching integrative organismal design, biomechanics, or functional morphology in either aquatic or terrestrial taxa (which may include plants or animals, with particular interest in humans both past and present). Read the full job description here.

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Rausser College welcomes Fall 2023 incoming faculty

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 15:04
Thumbnail of all Incoming Rausser faculty August 21, 2023

Rausser College of Natural Resources welcomes six new professors this fall. 

Welcome to Berkeley, PhD Entering Class of 2023!

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 08/16/2023 - 17:54

MCB is pleased to welcome our newest graduate students to the department! Learn fun facts about their favorite model organisms, childhood career aspirations, and more. 


Entering PhD photo PC Shoey Sindel

Photo credit: Shoey Sindel

MCB entering class stats

Heat could adversely affect disease-resistant mosquitoes

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 08/14/2023 - 14:10
An Aedes mosquito August 14, 2023

A new study led by ERG researchers suggests that mosquitoes bred to stop the transmission of diseases could die off during future heat waves.

'It's OK to be different,' Lewis advises Black environmental scholars

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 08/10/2023 - 14:32
Lewis Courtesy and students August 10, 2023

Vernard Lewis, professor emeritus of cooperative extension, spoke to four students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities conducting summer research at UC Berkeley.

Postdocs Garshott and Steenwyk awarded Life Sciences Research Foundation fellowships

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 08/09/2023 - 12:58

Garshott and Steenwyk LSRFCongratulations to MCB postdocs Danielle Garshott (Rapé Lab) and Jacob Steenwyk (King Lab) on being awarded 2023 Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) fellowships! Garshott and Steenwyk are among 18 early-career postdoctoral researchers to receive awards from LSRF to support their research investigating questions surrounding human health and disease. Read more...

Microbes to the rescue with John Coates

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 08/08/2023 - 14:09
Image of John Coates in Lab August 08, 2023

Coates, a professor in PMB and director of the Energy and Biosciences Institute, spoke to the American Society for Microbiology about his research in applied and environmental microbiology.

How the built environment affects biodiversity

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 08/07/2023 - 16:41
ESPM professor Chris Schell and a lab participant August 07, 2023

In a new PBS documentary, ESPM professor Chris Schell spoke about how coyotes and other animals adapt to life in urban ecosystems.

BioE-focused University of Nairobi & UC Berkeley virtual summer exchange program

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/04/2023 - 12:29
This summer, students from the University of Nairobi and UC Berkeley’s Bioengineering and Master of Engineering programs were challenged to come up with a solution to healthcare needs in low-resource settings under the guidance of trained Engineering World Health facilitators. This 6-week Virtual Global Innovation Workshop covered concepts of biomedical design, collaboration, ethics, and entrepreneurship as these topics […]
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Drubin receives ASCB Keith R. Porter Lecture Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 08/02/2023 - 13:15

Drubin ASCB Keith Porter AwardDavid Drubin, Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, received the 2023 Keith R. Porter Lecture Award from the The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). This award is named in memory of Keith R. Porter and presented to an outstanding and innovative leader at the forefront of cell biology, actively contributing fundamental new knowledge to our understanding of cell biology. Read more...

Postdoc Coral Zhou receives ASCB Merton Bernfield Memorial Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 08/02/2023 - 13:09

Coral Zhou ASCB awardCoral Zhou, an MCB postdoc in Rebecca Heald's lab, received the 2023 Merton Bernfield Memorial Award from the The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). This award was established to honor outstanding postdocs or graduate students with member donations in memory of pediatrician and cell biologist Merton Bernfield. Read more...  

Reflections on the weather mayhem of the summer of 2023

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 07/31/2023 - 14:40
Image of Dennis Baldocchi July 31, 2023

Professor Dennis Baldocchi offers personal insights into the unprecedented period of extreme weather that struck the northern hemisphere.

Berkeley Talks: Jessica Morse on how we can live with fire

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 07/31/2023 - 14:28
Jessica Morse giving a talk July 28, 2023

Morse, who serves as California's Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildland Resilience, spoke about how the state is working to prevent catastrophic wildfires during last fall's S.J. Hall Lecture.

James Webb Space Telescope sees Jupiter moons in a new light

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 07/27/2023 - 05:00
NASA's new space telescope uses its high-resolution spectrometer to find hydrogen peroxide around Ganymede's poles and sulfur monoxide emerging from Io's volcanos
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Terrestrial ecosystems significantly offset human carbon emissions

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 07/26/2023 - 16:54
A new study finds that Earth's ecosystems absorb approximately one-third of anthropogenic carbon emissions annually, a capability that UC Berkeley researchers say would be threatened by continued global change
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Racial gap in air quality may persist under Biden program, study finds

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 07/26/2023 - 11:08
Image of smoke emitting from infrastructure July 25, 2023

Omitting racial demographics from a new evaluative tool may hamper the Biden administration's efforts to address environmental inequalities.