Department News

Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.

July 16, 2024

Craig MillerCongratulations to Craig Miller on his promotion to MCB Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development!

The Miller laboratory studies how pattern forms during development and changes during evolution. Read more about the Miller lab and their research

July 16, 2024

Carlos BustamanteProfessor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Carlos Bustamante has been selected to deliver one of the Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lecturers at UC Berkeley.

July 15, 2024

HHMI Gilliam Fellows Ornelas, Wallace and WilliamsMCB graduate students Izaiah Ornelas (Nuñez Lab), Sahim Wallace (Lareau Lab) and Kevin Williams (Bautista Lab) were named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 2024 Gilliam Fellows. These studen

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June 20, 2024

Andrea Gomez received McKnight Scholar AwardAssistant Professor of Neurobiology Andrea Gomez has been named a 2024 McKnight Scholar. This award, from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, is an early-career award given to ten scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.

June 18, 2024

Nunez named Pew Biomedical Scholar Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Nuñez was named a 2024 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences.

June 12, 2024

Yang Dan wins Seeburg PrizeProfessor of Neurobiology Yang Dan has been awarded the 2024 Peter Seeburg Integrative Neuroscience Prize. This award is for for her ground-breaking research on elucidating the brain circuits that control behavior with a special emphasis on those neuronal networks that control sleep.

June 12, 2024

Tsao wins Kavli PrizeProfessor of Neurobiology Doris Tsao was awarded the 2024 Kavli Prize in the field of neuroscience by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Tsao shares the prestigious neuroscience prize with two other scientists for the discovery and study of specific areas in the brain that recognize faces.

June 11, 2024

Congratulations! Promotion Professor David SavageCongratulations to David Savage on his promotion to MCB Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology!

The Savage laboratory researches how protein machinery – including both enzymes and compartmentalization - facilitates the biochemistry of the cell.

June 03, 2024

Lewis received NSF CAREER awardAssistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Samantha Lewis recently received an NSF CAREER award for 2024-2029 for her research on Mitochondrial genome partitioning and quality control.