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Forestry Camp reunion weekend returns after two-year hiatus

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 12:59
June 27, 2022

The first reunion since 2019 was back in full swing with over 170 alumni in attendance

Lewis wins 2022 Rennie Fund

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 15:06

Samantha LewisSamantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, has received the 2022 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy from The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI). The award will provide one year of support for her proposal entitled "Mechanisms of molecular pathogenesis underlying mitochondrial epilepsy". Read more...

Bottlenecks that reduced genetic diversity were common throughout human history

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 11:15
More than half of world's historical groups have suffered population bottlenecks over the millennia, perhaps affecting the prevalence of recessive hereditary diseases
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Decoding the Human Proteome With Glyphic Biotechnologies

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:47
Check out this feature on Bakar Labs startup Glyphic Biotechnologies - co-founded by MTM alumnus Josh Yang!
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Park named 2022 Hellman Fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:13

Eunyong ParkAssistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eunyong Park was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for his project entitled "How do plants make chloroplasts? ––mechanistic study of chloroplast protein import”. This award, from the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund, was designed to support early career faculty who have shown evidence of their promise for distinction in research. Read more...

How Kendall Calhoun’s “love” for California led him to Berkeley

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:19
June 21, 2022

Learn more about the PhD student's research into the response and potential recovery of mammals, birds, and other species after extreme climate events.

Lewis receives Best Professor Award at Vanderbilt Juneteenth event

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:54

Samantha LewisSamantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, was honored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences with the Best Professor Award (national) at their Juneteenth recognition event. This award was created to recognize Black scholarship, leadership, mentorship, service, and allyship at the local and national levels. Read more... 

Lewis named 2022 Hellman Fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:35

Samantha LweisAssistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Samantha Lewis was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for her proposal "Exploring mitochondrial DNA replication proteins in functional assemblies in vivo”. This award, from the Society of Hellman Fellows Fund, was designed to support early career faculty who have shown evidence of their promise for distinction in research. Read more...

Messersmith receives Bakar Fellows Spark Award

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 13:10
Congratulations to Professor Phillip Messersmith, one of seven new recipients of the 2022 Bakar Fellows Spark Award, designed to accelerate faculty-led research and produce tangible, positive societal impact through commercialization. Messersmith is developing a regenerative therapy for the intestinal ulcers that accompany inflammatory bowel disease.
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative puts $11 million into carbon capture research

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 09:00
New funding from the CZI kickstarts CRISPR-enabled carbon removal research at the Innovative Genomics Institute
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Challenges and opportunities in future groundwater management in California

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:18
June 15, 2022

Ellen Bruno, an assistant professor of Cooperative Extension in ARE, breaks down California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in a recent Q&A with the Berkeley Food Institute.

NST Professor James Olzmann receives 2022 Spark Award from Bakar Fellows Program

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:34
June 14, 2022

The award will support Olzmann as he pursues research that may help target cancer cells that fail to self-destruct.

Rausser College faculty to co-lead new carbon storage efforts at Innovative Genomics Institute

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 09:41
June 14, 2022

Research by PMB and ESPM faculty will be supported by an $11 million commitment by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Pruitt named 2022 Brown Engineering Alumni Medalist

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 19:03
Professor Lisa Pruitt is one of two 2022 recipients of the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal, recognizing exceptional records of accomplishment by Brown alumni in their engineering careers. Pruitt received her Ph.D. from Brown and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley in 1993, later becoming a joint professor in the Department of Bioengineering.
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