New research out from Professor Andrew Dillin's lab! "An intriguing finding in nematode worms suggests that having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases."
Professor of the Graduate School Robert Zucker is the 2017 recipient of the Sir Bernard Katz Award of the Exocytosis/Endocytosis Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. The award recognizes excellence in research and outstanding careers in the field of exocytosis/endocytosis. Dr. Zucker will give a talk at the upcoming annual meeting in February, 2017. Read More...
MCB Adjunct Professor Gary Karpen and his team published a new study recently in the journal Nature Communications -- their findings could lead to a new biomarker for the early stages of tumor development.
At noon on Monday, September 12, 2016 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 57 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. This includes MCB Emeriti faculty R. David Cole, Walter Freeman, and Howard Schachman, and MCB staff member Erica Pederson.
Matthew Akamatsu, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor David Drubin's lab, and Qingqing Wang, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Donald Rio's lab, have been named 2016 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows. This award program supports scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences.
It's the start of a new year, and MCB welcomes all of its students. We wish everyone a great semester! Pictured below is the new incoming graduate student class for fall 2016.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is soliciting applications for a new faculty position in Physiology. This position is open at any level (tenure-track or tenured). Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.
We seek applicants studying how communication within and between cells supports physiological function and enables cells, tissues, and organisms to respond to changes in their environment and maintain homeostasis. Our preference is for applicants who use quantitative molecular and cellular techniques, as well as tissue and animal models, to uncover the mechanism of normal function as well as dysfunction that may lead to human disease. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology or a related field is required at the time of application.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley is soliciting applications for a faculty position in the field of Cryo-Electron Microscopy at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The expected start date is July 1, 2017.
We seek applicants that are using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) as a major structural biology tool towards the mechanistic understanding of important biological processes. The ideal candidate would be someone that can be considered an expert in the use of state-of-the-art cryo-EM methodology and that is applying cryo-EM, in combination with biochemical and/or biophysical approaches, to gain insight into the molecular workings of an important biological system. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: nucleic acid transactions, membrane proteins or signaling complexes.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) are soliciting applications for a faculty position in Neurobiology at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track), with a half-time appointment in each of the two departments. The potential start date is July 1, 2017.
We seek applicants studying fundamental aspects of nervous system function, in the broad areas of molecular/cellular or developmental neuroscience, neurological or neurodegenerative disease, or neural circuit or systems neuroscience. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and an interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Experience with a range of molecular, cellular, optical, biophysical and/or physiological approaches is preferred. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology or a related field is required at time of application.
Nicolas Alexandre, Sarah Banker, Debora Brandt, Jackie Childers, Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters, Kyle DeMarr, Rosa Jimenez, Benjamin Karin, Emily King, Isaac Marck, Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Shannon O'Brien, Timothy O'Connor, Julianne Pelaez, Aaron Pomerantz, Michael Song, Andre Szejner Sigal, Kirsten Verster, Elisa Visher and Daniel Wait.