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Roberto ZoncuDecember 16, 2014 - Researcher seeks to starve cancer of nutrients
Roberto Zoncu has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. He is researching how cells, particularly cancer cells, fine-tune their metabolism to take advantage of the nutrients available to them. More >

 

Jay KeaslingDecember 6, 2014 - Keasling wins Innovation Award
Jay Keasling, professor of chemical engineering, has won a 2014 Economist Innovation Award for developing synthetic artemisinin, the main ingredient in the treatment of malaria. More >

 

Song LiOctober 30, 2014 - Li named BMES Fellow
Song Li has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2014 Fellows. His research focuses on stem cell and vascular tissue engineering. More >

 

Laura WallerOctober 15, 2014 - Waller receives Packard Fellowship
Laura Waller is among 18 early-career scientists who are recipients of 2014 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Waller's research uses new methods of computational imaging for biological and metrological applications. More >

 

George OsterSeptember 15, 2014 - Oster awarded Sackler Prize in Biophysics
George Oster has been awarded the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics for discovery of physical principles behind intracellular force generation in cell motility, morphogenesis, and biological pattern formation. More >

 

Susan MarquseeSeptember 15, 2014 - Biophysical Society honors Marqusee
The Biophysical Society has honored Susan Marqusee as a 2015 Society Fellow for her work as one of the world’s top experimentalists in the field of protein folding, which has had, and continues to have, a significant impact in the field of protein biophysics in general.
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Judith KlinmanJuly 26, 2014 - Klinman wins Mildred Cohn Award
Emerita chemistry professor Judith Klinman has won the 2015 Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry. The award honors scientists at who have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. Klinman’s research is concerned with the nature of enzyme catalysis, especially the enzyme-mediated reactions of aerobic metabolism.
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Elçin ÜnalJune 26, 2014 - Ünal named 2014 Pew Scholar
Elçin Ünal, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, was selected as one of 22 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. The award supports promising early-career scientists in the health sciences, particularly young researchers with innovative approaches and ideas.
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Nicholas IngoliaJune 13, 2014 - Ingolia named Rose Hills Innovator
Nicholas Ingolia has been selected as one of the first recipients of support from the new Rose Hills Innovator Program at UC Berkeley. The program assists early-career faculty in developing innovative research programs in the STEM fields. More >

 

Jay KeaslingJune 10, 2014 - Keasling wins 2014 Eni Award's Renewable Energy Prize
Jay Keasling, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and CEO of JBEI, has won the 2014 Renewable Energy Prize portion of the prestigious Eni Awards for his achievements in "the microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels." The award is sponsored by Eni, a global multibillion dollar energy company headquartered in Rome.
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SynbercMarch 11, 2014 - Enabling a next generation of synthetic biology community organization and leadership
IN ACS Synthetic Biology, Synberc's Megan Palmer and Northwestern's Michael Jewett report on the Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology (SB6.0) and highlight opportunities for the synthetic biology community to enable the next generation of leaders to organize the field's responsible advancement.
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Minyong ChongMarch 3, 2014 - GSL Facility wins 17k award
Minyong Chong and the Vincent J Coates Genomics Sequencing Laboratory have won a $17k award to host a workshop for a consortium of UC Next Generation Sequencing equipment owners in April. More >

 

James HurleyFebruary 13, 2014 - Hurley receives Hans Neurath Award
James Hurley, professor of molecular and cell biology, received the 2014 Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society for his "ground-breaking contributions to structural membrane biology and membrane trafficking." The award for basic research in protein science comes from the only international society promoting research on proteins. More >

 

Amy Herr & Song LiJanuary 28, 2014 - Herr and Li new AIMBE Fellows
Amy Herr and Song Li have become new members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. More >

 

Sanjay Kumar & Niren MurthyJanuary 8, 2014 - Kumar and Murthy receive Keck Fund award
Bioengineering professors Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy have been awarded $500,000 from the W.M. Keck Foundation to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. The researchers will focus on identifying the protein "fingerprints" that characterize glioblastoma tumors. More >

 


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