Biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/jennifer-doudna-named-foreign-member-of-uks-royal-society/
It is with great sadness that the Division of Biological Sciences announces the passing of Walter Jackson Freeman III, a neuroscientist and philosopher known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates our perception of the world.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/04/27/neurophysiologist-and-philosopher-walter-freeman-dies-at-89/
UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, an internationally distinguished physicist and leader in the academic community, will head to Washington, D.C., next month where he will be honored with the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/04/21/birgeneau-wins-prestigious-national-science-board-award/
UC Berkeley scientists uncover more than 100 species of plants, mosses, lichens and more living in redwood trees.External News Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/science/in-towering-redwoods-an-abundance-of-tiny-unseen-life.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&_r=0
Three young UC Berkeley faculty members were appointed Searle Scholars this week, comprising one-fifth of the 2016 class of 15 fellows, each of whom will receive $300,000 in research support for the next three years.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/04/15/three-faculty-members-among-15-new-searle-scholars/
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Kimura Motoo Foundation, we have created the Kimura Motoo Award. The executive committee has selected the most outstanding scientist, as a recipient, from each of four research fields of evolutionary biology; population genetics, molecular phylogeny, molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics, and human evolution. Population Genetics- Dr.