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ESPM professor Christopher Schell named California Academy of Sciences Fellow

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 10/11/2022 - 13:03
A portrait of professor Christopher Schell against a brick. October 11, 2022

Fellows aid the Academy in public engagement, education, and collaborative research efforts.

Drought, extreme heat are driving Valley fever’s rise in California

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:15
A new study links changing climate conditions to the recent surge in cases of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever
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Age vs. genetics: Which is more important for how you age?

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/07/2022 - 08:32
A new UC Berkeley study suggests that in many cases, age plays a more important role than genetics in determining which genes in our bodies are turned on or off, influencing our susceptibility to disease.
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Fisher receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:04

Yvette FisherYvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology, is a recipient of an NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her project “How Does Neuromodulation Shape the Fluidity of Spatial Working Memory?” The award was established in 2007 to support unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Read more...

Fisher receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:04

Yvette FisherYvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology, is a recipient of an NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her project “How Does Neuromodulation Shape the Fluidity of Spatial Working Memory?” The award was established in 2007 to support unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Read more...

Why some countries are leading the shift to green energy

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:00
Sunset with large white energy windmill on a remote hilly landscape October 06, 2022

A study appearing in Science, co-authored by ESPM professor Jonas Meckling, identifies the political factors that allow some countries to take the lead while others lag behind.

Why some countries are leading the shift to green energy

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:00
As governments race to limit greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reveals the political factors that impact how countries respond to energy challenges
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Carolyn Bertozzi receives Nobel Prize in chemistry

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:00

Carolyn Bertozzi NobelFormer MCB faculty and UC Berkeley alumna Carolyn Bertozzi has received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”.

Now a professor at Stanford University, Bertozzi received her PhD in chemistry from UCB in 1993 and returned to serve as faculty in the Chemistry department from 1996-2015 and joined the MCB department as faculty in 2000. 

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Carolyn Bertozzi receives Nobel Prize in chemistry

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:00

Carolyn Bertozzi NobelFormer MCB faculty and UC Berkeley alumna Carolyn Bertozzi has received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”.

Now a professor at Stanford University, Bertozzi received her PhD in chemistry from UCB in 1993 and returned to serve as faculty in the Chemistry department from 1996-2015 and joined the MCB department as faculty in 2000. 

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Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s years at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:45
Bertozzi, who shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, received her Ph.D. from Berkeley. She later became a professor in the College of Chemistry, where she conducting her seminal work.
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Physics Nobel recognizes Berkeley experiment on ‘spooky action at a distance’

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 07:37
In 1972, the late Stuart Freedman and John Clauser showed that the predictions of quantum mechanics are real. Clauser shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work.
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Lucy Andrews on using her leadership roles to make a difference

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 10/03/2022 - 14:47
Lucy Andrews October 03, 2022

Andrews, an PhD student ESPM and president of UC Berkeley's Graduate Student Assembly, hopes to battle climate change through environmental justice work and research that is interconnected to systems of violence and anti-Blackness.

2022 MCB Outstanding Postdoc Awards

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 10/03/2022 - 14:18

2022 Outstanding Postdoc AwardsWe are excited to announce the recipients of our annual MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! Each year, the department honors five postdocs (one in each division) for excellence in research, leadership, and service. 

 

BBS | David Colognori (Doudna Lab) is developing new CRISPR-based tools for studying RNA in eukaryotes. 

2022 MCB Outstanding Postdoc Awards

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 10/03/2022 - 14:18

2022 Outstanding Postdoc AwardsWe are excited to announce the recipients of our annual MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! Each year, the department honors five postdocs (one in each division) for excellence in research, leadership, and service. 

 

BBS | David Colognori (Doudna Lab) is developing new CRISPR-based tools for studying RNA in eukaryotes. 

Making scientific data more discoverable

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:30
Multicolored strings of a programming are visible on a computer screen. September 30, 2022

ESPM professor Carl Boettiger is part of a $3.2 million project focused on standardizing how scientific data is described.

Process converts polyethylene bags, plastics to polymer building blocks

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 11:00
Using a variety of catalysts, the process disassembles the plastic polymer to produce propylene molecules, the building blocks of polypropylene plastics
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Are ‘bold’ raccoons to blame for your overturned trash?

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 16:11
Black and white nocturnal camera capturing a raccoon staring at it while trying to go into a box with a hole. September 27, 2022

Research by an ESPM postdoctoral researcher suggests docile raccoons possess a greater ability to learn how to obtain food than their bold counterparts.

Ten UC Berkeley courses revamped to incorporate inclusive and anti-racist approaches

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 14:12
Portraits of graduate students Lucy Andrews, Jaye Mejía-Duwan, Ja'Nya Banks, Adenike Omomukuyo, Ali Bhatti, Francisca Catalan, and Marina Stern. September 26, 2022

Led by ESPM faculty and graduate students, the collaborative effort focused on actionable changes to course material and structure.