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How wildfires have remade the Illilouette Creek Basin

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 10:38
Forest Patch now a wetland September 07, 2023

A decades-long experiment in Yosemite involving wildfires is showing researchers what a healthy forest should look like.

Job Opening: Emerging Zoonoses Assistant Professor

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:30

We seek a colleague who develops and applies fundamental ecological and evolutionary approaches to meet the challenge of zoonotic diseases in human populations. Read the full job description here.


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Messersmith receives 2023 Bakar Fellows Spark Award

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 11:42

photo of Messersmith

Congratulations to Professor Phillip Messersmith, a recipient of the 2023 Bakar Fellows Spark Award for his work on gel protection during tumor ablation. The award is designed to accelerate faculty-led research and produce tangible, positive societal impact through commercialization.
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Professors Ben Williams and Anders Näär named 2023 Spark Award recipients

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 08/30/2023 - 12:25
Thumbnail of Williams and Näär August 30, 2023

The award provides UC Berkeley faculty members with funding, resources, and mentorship for entrepreneurial success.

Bat study reveals how the brain is wired for collective behavior

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 08/30/2023 - 11:11

image of Egyptian fruit bats congregating

New research from Professor Michael Yartsev shows that the same neurons that help bats navigate through space may also help them navigate collective social environments. In a study published today in the journal Nature, the researchers found that the portion of the brain that acts as a GPS is also tuned to the social dynamic in the environment.
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Nuñez named Bakar Spark Award recipient

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 08/28/2023 - 12:56

James NunezCongratulations to James Nuñez, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, on receiving a 2023 Spark Award from the Bakar Fellows Program. This award will support Nuñez's research project "CRISPR epigenetic editing for immune cell engineering" from concept into commercial application with funding, resources, and mentorship. Read more...

BioE welcomes 2023 Rising Star Polly Fordyce

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 12:46

photo of Polly Fordyce and Phil Messersmith at the front of a classroom

Berkeley Bioengineering was pleased to feature Professor Polly Fordyce for the 2023 Rising Star Lecture in Bioengineering on August 23, 2023. Dr. Fordyce is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Genetics and Fellow of the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University. In her lecture, “Microfluidics for High-Throughput and Quantitative Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Single-Cell Biology,” she […]
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New Technique Could Facilitate Rapid Cryopreservation of All Coral Species

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 11:12

photograph of coral in the ocean, from the Smithsonian Institute

Research by Professor Emeritus Boris Rubinsky, in collaboration with Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) and Texas A&M, has achieved a breakthrough in the fight to save the world’s coral reefs from climate change annihilation. The researchers successfully cryopreserved and revived entire coral fragments, opening the door to collecting and preserving coral fragments easily and rapidly at an urgent moment for coral worldwide.
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Rausser College faculty awarded California Climate Action Grants

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 08/23/2023 - 09:47
Ted Grantham, Miranda Redmond, and Dan Kammen August 23, 2023

Projects led by professors Ted Grantham, Miranda Redmond, and Dan Kammen have received Climate Action Matching Grants to advance research that builds climate resilience and equity in California.

Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Comparative Biomechanics

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 15:53

We seek exceptional scientists researching integrative organismal design, biomechanics, or functional morphology in either aquatic or terrestrial taxa (which may include plants or animals, with particular interest in humans both past and present). Read the full job description here.

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Rausser College welcomes Fall 2023 incoming faculty

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 15:04
Thumbnail of all Incoming Rausser faculty August 21, 2023

Rausser College of Natural Resources welcomes six new professors this fall.