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The Spring 2024 Transcript newsletter is here!

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 16:39

Planktonic cells of the methanogenic archaeon, Methanosarcina acetivorans (Sunnyjoy Dupuis, Nayak Lab)Learn about MCB's exciting research, new faculty, the Molecular Therapeutics Institute, alumni reception, and much more...

Read the Spring 2024 MCB Transcript here.

Outstanding faculty awards

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 11:24

Garcia, Lewis and BotchanCongratulations to our faculty who received the departmental 2024 MCB Outstanding Faculty Awards!

Dernburg elected to National Academy of Sciences

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 12:54

Abby Dernburg NAS electionProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Abby Dernburg, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). NAS members are selected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Read more...

MCB Postdocs Research Showcase 2024

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 16:58
Peukes and Yerkesh Peukes and Yerkesh, Co-Chairs (Image credit: Nico Novoa-Marchant, SDP Audiovisual 2024)

The 3rd annual MCB Postdocs Research Showcase took place on March 28th, 2024. The event featured research talks from MCB postdocs across every division, a poster session, a keynote address by Christopher Barnes (Assistant Professor at Stanford), and a career panel featuring guests from diverse career paths including academia, startup, science policy, and a science incubator. The showcase was a huge success in highlighting the stellar research being done by MCB postdocs, supporting postdocs' professional development, and building community. 

Hurley elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 16:09

Hurley American Academy of Arts and Sciences electionJames Hurley, Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, was among 7 UC Berkeley faculty recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy selects members for their excellence with the aim to connect across disciplines to advance the common good. Read more...

King and Welch elected as AAAS fellows

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 13:13

King and Welch elected fellow of AAASProfessor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development Nicole King and Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Matthew Welch are among six UCB faculty elected as lifetime fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This honor recognizes their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements. Read more...

Marletta inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Sat, 03/30/2024 - 13:21

Marletta with his AIMBE awardMichael Marletta, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, was inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. This award honors individual's distinguished achievements in medical and biological engineering. Read more...

A BIG thanks for a successful Big Give!

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 16:02

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. 

Molecular Therapeutics Initiative launches to accelerate drug discovery

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 09:02

MCB faculty Nomura, Rape and Zoncu lead the MTIMCB's Molecular Therapeutics (MTx) division announced today the launch of the new Molecular Therapeutics Initiative (MTI) designed to accelerate drug discovery by tackling the "undruggable" & discovering new therapeutics modalities. Read more...

Big Give 2024 is here!

Thu, 03/07/2024 - 16:43
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Fu and Nayak named 2024 Sloan Fellows

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:58

Fu and Nayak named 2024 Sloan Research FellowsCongratulations to Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Meng-meng Fu and Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development Dipti Nayak on being named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows. They are among 9 early-career researchers at Berkeley to receive this competitive and prestigious award. Learn more...