The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a five-year collaboration with UC Berkeley and UCSF to establish the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR), where state-of-the-art CRISPR techniques will be used to advance the genomic research and rapidly accelerate new drug development.
“LGR is about building that space where creative science is partnered with the development of robust technology that will help develop tomorrow’s drugs. I think we’re going to be able to do science that none of us can even imagine today," said MCB & Chemistry Professor Jennifer Doudna, who will be a member of the LGR's steering committee.
Congratulations to MCB Graduate Student Financial Specialist Eric Buhlis, recipient of a Staff Achievement Award from the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science!
Eric was recognized for setting the gold standard for helping graduate students navigate their often-complicated funding information, thus enabling those students to better plan financially. He is an exemplary employee and team player whose dedication to MCB deserves the highest praise.
Congratulations to MCB Professor Eva Nogales for being elected an Associate Member of EMBO!
EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promote excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond.
This summer marks the first anniversary of Inclusive MCB+ (iMCB+), a mentoring and community-building program that advocates for graduate students in the Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Department as well as the Biophysics and Neuroscience programs (+) on campus. During the Spring 2019 semester, founder Lisa Eshun-Wilson and director Michelle Reid, both MCB graduate students, aimed to improve upon and grow the program after its successful pilot year.