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Daniel Nomura recognized by National Cancer Institute

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 16:43
Daniel Nomura in his lab, other laboratory researchers are in the background November 09, 2022

The NST professor will be named a 2022 Outstanding Investigator for advancing cancer druggability.

Yartsev wins Cajal Club Krieg Cortical Kudos

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 13:00
Professor Michael Yartsev has won the 2022 Krieg Cortical Kudos Explorer award for his “superb contributions to our understanding of the neuroscience of behavior, social learning and anatomical pathways involved in group sociality and communication.” The Cajal Club was established in 1947 to celebrate neuroanatomy and it has evolved over the years to promote all facets of neuroscience,
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Earth-sun distance dramatically alters seasons in equatorial Pacific in a 22,000-year cycle

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 11:52
An unrecognized contribution to wind and ocean conditions in the eastern Pacific likely impacts our weather in California
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Study highlights the complexity of dryland dynamics under a changing climate

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 15:14
A dryland sandy environment November 07, 2022

ESPM Professor Paolo D’Odorico is co-author of a review published in today the journal Nature Climate Change.

John Coates honored by the American Society for Microbiology

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:16
John Coates smiling in a lab November 07, 2022

Coates, a professor in PMB and head of the Energy and Biosciences Institute, was recognized for improving scientific understanding of microbes in the environment.

Widespread forest loss holds grave consequences for wildlife

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 10:09
Between 2011 and 2020, the southern Sierra Nevada lost 30% of its conifer forests to wildfire, drought or other forest disturbances, threatening species like the California spotted owl and the Pacific fisher
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Endangered Devils Hole pupfish is one of the most inbred animals known

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 09:29
UC Berkeley scientists sequenced and analyzed the genome of this iconic fish, which is found in a lone thermal pool in Nevada
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We're Hiring | Assistant Professor in Residence for MCB

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 14:00

Asst Teaching Prof in Residence GGEDInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence for the MCB Division of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution & Development (GGED).  

Learn more and apply by December 1, 2022. 

We're Hiring | Assistant Professor in Residence for MCB

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 14:00

Asst Teaching Prof in Residence GGEDInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence for the MCB Division of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution & Development (GGED).  

Learn more and apply by December 1, 2022. 

Yartsev named 2022 Peter Gruss Investigator

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 21:30
Professor Michael Yartsev has been named the 2022 Peter Gruss Young Investigator by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The award recognizes a young neuroscience investigator for significant contributions to the scientific community through collaboration, creativity, and curiosity-driven research.
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Lessons learned from our life science tools startup journey

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 11:13
The founders of successful bioengineering startup company Zephyrus (now part of Bio-Techne), have written a thoughtful perspective article in Analytica Chimica Acta sharing ‘lesser known lessons’ from their university spinout experience. Authors are Professor Amy Herr, PhD alumna Kelly Gardner, and co-founder Josh Molho.
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Garcia promoted to associate professor

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 15:03

Hernan GarciaCongratulations to Hernan Garcia on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development!

The Garcia laboratory seeks to understand, predict, and control developmental programs. 

To learn more, visit the Garcia lab website

Garcia promoted to associate professor

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 15:03

Hernan GarciaCongratulations to Hernan Garcia on receiving tenure and his promotion to MCB Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development!

The Garcia laboratory seeks to understand, predict, and control developmental programs. 

To learn more, visit the Garcia lab website

Meet our new faculty: Molly Ohainle, molecular and cell biology

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 14:09
Molly Ohainle is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty
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What is the Just Energy Transition?

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:02
Close up of a wind turbine against the sky with a visible moon November 01, 2022

Energy and Resources Group professor Dan Kammen breaks down how social, racial, and gender justice are reshaping the climate and political landscape.

Phil Messersmith named Department Chair

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 11/01/2022 - 08:00
Phil Messersmith, Class of 1941 Memorial Endowed Professor of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering, will take office as the next Chair of the bioengineering department on January 1. He will take over from Interim Chair Dorian Liepmann, who has been filling the role since Sanjay Kumar stepped down to lead QB3 Berkeley in September. […]
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Widespread forest disturbances hold potentially grave consequences for wildlife

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 14:24
A forest after being burnt October 31, 2022

A new study by Rausser College faculty and the U.S. Forest Service suggests mature forest habitats in California may be susceptible to complete loss without intervention.

Alexii Sigona named Local Hero by the Bay Nature Institute

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:19
A photo of ESPM graduate student Alexii Sigona standing outdoors. October 28, 2022

Sigona, an ESPM graduate student and member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, was recognized for his community involvement and research on Indigenous land access and collaborative stewardship

Interview with Charvi Shetty, Co-Founder and CEO at Aluna

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 17:46
Check out this Medgadget interview with BioE alumna Charvi Shetty, founder and CEO of Aluna, which makes an FDA-approved at-home spirometer for asthma management.
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UC Berkeley takes the top spot in QS’ first-ever sustainability rankings

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:40
Spring flowers on a branch with Campanile in background October 27, 2022

Berkeley was ranked first out of 700 global institutions for overall impact and received perfect scores on its environmental and social impact rankings.