It is with regret that we announce that Professor Emeritus Donald Glaser, a Nobel-prize winning physicist and neurobiologist, passed away in his sleep at his home in Berkeley on February 27, 2013. He was 86.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Tom Alber is the recipient of the 2013 Christian B. Anfinsen Award for "his foundational studies yielding an understanding of the structure/function relationship of proteins." Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna is the recipient of the 2013 Hans Neurath Award for her "study of three dimensional structures of non coding RNA to investigate how ribonucleoprotein complexes regulate protein production." Both awards are given by the Protein Society.
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Michael Rape has been awarded the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science to encourage and support younger immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers.