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Congratulations outstanding GSIs!

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 17:36
Congratulations to Outstanding GSI Award Winners for 2022-23 from BioE courses: Eric Markley (BioE PhD Student), Baiyu Shi (BioE/EECS Undergrad Student) and Milad Shirani (MechE PhD Student)! The UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Awards are given to the best GSIs of the year, nominated by the course instructor.
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Introducing Rausser College’s Strategic Plan

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 15:34
A graphic outlining Rausser College's strategic vision framework. There are three hexagon that read "Advances in biosciences, food, and health", "Solutions to the climate crisis", and "Stewardship of natural resources". March 22, 2023

In his state of the college address, Dean David Ackerly introduced the newly-released Rausser College Strategic Plan and discussed priorities for the years ahead.

Dennis Baldocchi honored by Wageningen University & Research

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 13:58
Image of Dennis Baldocchi March 21, 2023

Baldocchi received an honorary doctorate for his contributions to biometeorology and leadership of the FLUXNET Network.

Can synthetic polymers replace the body’s natural proteins?

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:15
Using AI, Ting Xu and her colleagues designed polymer mixtures that mimic the natural proteins in biological fluids. The technique could improve the design of biocompatible materials.
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Creating the blueprint for a federal Office of Carbon Scoring

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:03
A composite image featuring portraits of professors Meredith Fowlie and David Anthoff. March 16, 2023

Meredith Fowlie and David Anthoff will help build the framework needed to establish the Office, which will analyze the potential impact of legislation on greenhouse gas emissions.

Messersmith named MRS Fellow

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 03/16/2023 - 10:39
Professor Phillip Messersmith has been named to the 2023 class of Fellows of the Materials Research Society. The Fellows program recognizes outstanding contributions to the field, including research, leadership, and service that have advanced the mission of the materials community world-wide. It is intended to be a lifetime recognition of distinction in the field.  Messersmith […]
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Kristin Dobbin appointed to SAFER Advisory Group

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 03/15/2023 - 14:06
A portrait of Kristin Dobbin, assistant professor of Cooperative Extension in ESPM. March 15, 2023

Dobbin will advise California water regulators on expanding access to clean drinking water for all communities.

Marqusee named 2023 ASBMB fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 03/10/2023 - 12:23

Susan MarquseeProfessor of Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Susan Marqusee, was named a 2023 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Fellow. The honorific program recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field through their research, teaching, mentoring or other forms of service. Read more...

Losing track of (geologic) time at the UC Museum of Paleontology

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 03/10/2023 - 10:25


Dr. Juan Liu, an assistant museum curator and assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Integrative Biology gives a behind the scenes tour of the UC Museum of Paleontology. Click here to see the photo slideshow.


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A BIG thanks for supporting our fundraising initiatives

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 03/10/2023 - 10:20

Big ThanksThank you to our wonderful community for helping us reach our fundraising goals during Big Give! Your commitment, generosity, and participation yesterday are inspiring and make a real difference in our students’ and postdocs' lives. 

Lewis receives AAA R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 03/08/2023 - 13:40

Samantha LewisAssistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Samantha Lewis, received the R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). This award recognizes early-career investigators who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research. Read more...

Fisher receives AAA C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 03/08/2023 - 13:35

Yvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology, Yvette Fisher, received the C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). This award recognizes early-career investigators who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research. Read more...

Global conservation efforts must not neglect freshwater ecosystems

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 03/08/2023 - 10:30
A new paper urges policy makers to explicitly include rivers, lakes and wetlands in plans set aside 30% of land and sea area for conservation by 2030
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Berkeley researchers present plan for freshwater conservation

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 03/07/2023 - 13:55
A bird flying over a body of water March 07, 2023

As the 30x30 conservation initiative gains momentum around the world, Rausser College researchers call for a focus on rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

Losing track of (geologic) time at the UC Museum of Paleontology

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 03/07/2023 - 12:47
The trove of tens of thousands of specimens, ranging from shells to dinosaur fossils, holds answers to a long-ago past
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We have a match challenge! Big Give March 9

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 03/07/2023 - 10:10


The Department of Integrative Biology has a Big Give match challenge. If we receive 20 gifts to our Graduate Student Support Fund during Big Give, Rod and Helenita Spencer will contribute an additional $3,000! Your generosity will provide much needed relief to our graduate students through opportunities to travel, work in labs, and conduct field research. Every gift makes a difference.


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Streets receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 03/03/2023 - 11:09
Congratulations Professor Aaron Streets, presented the 2023 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice. Streets is an award-winning bioengineer whose wide-ranging efforts to diversify engineering and the biosciences have been deeply transformative. He is the DIrector of the BioEngineering Scholars Program as well as a co-founder of the Berkeley Stanford UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium.
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Bringing Indigenous knowledge to neuroscience

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 03/03/2023 - 10:06
Andrea Gomez, an assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, is studying how the compounds found in psychedelic mushrooms influence brain activity
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Climate change, urbanization drive major declines in L.A.’s birds

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 03/01/2023 - 11:54

Lark Sparrow
The study, publishing today in the journal Science Advances, presents the latest results from UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's Grinnell Resurvey Project, an effort to revisit and document birds and small mammals at sites first surveyed a century ago by UC Berkeley professor Joseph Grinnell.


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