Researchers in Professor Seung-Wuk Lee's lab discovered for the first time “heat-induced electrical potential generation on a virus,” a phenomenon known as pyroelectricity. This work may shed light on how biomaterials — cells, tissues and proteins — generate electricity at a molecular level as well as lead to the development of biomaterials with novel medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and energy applications.
PhD alumna Tammy Hsu is using synthetic biology to produce environmentally friendly dyes for industry through her company, Huue.
National Geographic Explorer and photographer Anand Varma (Integrative Biology BA 2008) "will use WonderLab, his new, cutting-edge storytelling studio in Berkeley, Ca. to document the lives of large and miniscule creatures revealing details that are missed with the naked eye." Read more on the National Geographic blog or at the DailyCal.
ERG alum Rebekah Shirley, PhD '15, spoke to California magazine about her work accelerating Africa's clean energy industry.
ESPM professor Scott Stephens discusses integrating Indigenous knowledge into forest policy recommendations.
A new study led by Rausser College researchers in PMB and ESPM details the link between soil viruses and carbon emissions.
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Tseng on receiving tenure and his promotion to Associate Professor of Integrative Biology! The Tseng lab is focused on understanding the macroevolutionary-scale patterns of structure-function relationships in mammals and other vertebrate groups. To learn more, visit the Tseng Lab Website.
Professor Iain Clark was named an Innovation Investigator by the Arc Institute, a scientific research organization pioneering new models for scientific discovery and translation. As a member of the inaugural Innovation Investigators program, Clark will receive $1 million over five years to pursue “curiosity-driven, ambitious research.”
ESPM professor Scott Stephens spoke to Berkeleyside about the city’s continued fire risk in a series commemorating the centennial of its 1923 fire.
We are excited to announce the recipients of our annual MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! Each year, the department honors postdocs for excellence in research, leadership, and service.
Rachel Coombs (Robey Lab) investigates how the extracellular microenvironment in the spleen directs T cell differentiation using an experimental model of chronic T. gondii infection in mice.
Rory Craig (Merchant Lab) works on genome evolution and transposable elements in eukaryotic algae.
Robert Saxton, Assistant Professor of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, and Alanna Schepartz, Professor of Molecular Therapeutics, were recently named Innovation Investigators by the ARC Institute. This award provides funding to researchers to pursue visionary ideas in curiosity-driven ambitious science research. Read more...
Conference engages industry leaders, policymakers, academics, investors, and entrepreneurs in discussions of revolutions in agricultural and food science.
California community college students are introduced to UC Berkeley’s forestry program through a condensed weeklong program.
Research from Professor Irina Conboy's lab is on the cover of the journal "Aging" this week, highlighting their exciting new research in the measurement of biological age. Their work shows that commonly-used Elastic Net DNA methylation clocks have low accuracy, and present an alternative using noise-detecting cytosines, measuring the pressure of aging and disease on an organism. BioE PhD student Xiaoyue Mei and undergraduate alumnus Joshua Blanchard are first authors.
The recent graduate and climate change scientist spoke to us about her time at UC Berkeley and her future as a Stanford University postdoc.
Congratulations to Stephen Brohawn on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor of Neurobiology!
The Brohawn laboratory researches the molecular basis of sensory transduction and cellular electrical signaling. Read more...
The ESPM professor was chosen in recognition of her pioneering contributions to global biogeochemistry.
Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor for the MCB Division of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution & Development (GGED).
Learn more and apply by November 1, 2023.
From wildfire smoke to sea level rise, CEEJ researchers are working to address identify and mitigate the health hazards of climate change.