Department News

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

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our colleague Richard Calendar, Ph.D., who was Professor of Molecular Biology (1968-1989) and, after our reorganization of the biological sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (1989-2009), and, then, a Professor of the Graduate School (2009-2020), here at the University of California, Berkeley.

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October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new MCB Professor, Doris Tsao, arriving in July 2021.

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October 19, 2020


Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on receiving a 2020 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. 

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October 15, 2020


Congratulations to Professor Carlos Bustamante on his 2021 Biophysical Society Kazuhiko Kinosita Award!

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October 12, 2020


Congratuations to MCB Lecturer Robin Ball for receiving a UC Berkeley 2020 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors! 

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October 08, 2020


MCB Professor Kathleen Collins has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Pioneer Award, which supports exceptionally creative scientists proposing pioneering approaches.

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October 07, 2020


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded MCB Professor Jennifer Doudna and her colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for development of a method for genome editing."

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October 07, 2020


Congratulations to Associate Professor Polina Lishko on being named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow!

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October 06, 2020


MCB Assistant Professor Andrea Gomez has been awarded a 2020 Young Investigator Grant from The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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October 05, 2020


How do cells regulate essential processes like metabolism, heart rate, and breathing? Researchers in the Brohawn lab found new nanosensors that help explain how these systems work. 

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October 01, 2020


Congratulations to Professor Emerita Caroline Kane on being named a 2020 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Fellow!

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September 28, 2020


On September 18th, the MCB Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) hosted its annual Fall Symposium virtually via Zoom.

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September 22, 2020


Please join use in congratulating the recipients of the 2020 MCB Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows Awards! 

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September 21, 2020


The Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative, in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, announced yesterday their first-round grantees of the ASAP Collaborative Research Network (CRN). MCB professors of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology James Hurley and Donald Rio are leading two of the teams.

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September 16, 2020


Congratulations to MCB Associate Professors Polina Lishko and Roberto Zoncu, who will collaborate with fellow reseachers as part of the 2020 class of Pew Trusts Innovation Fund investigators! 

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September 15, 2020

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