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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. More >

 

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 >

 

Kevin HealyNovember 26, 2013 - Kevin Healy named AAAS Fellow
Kevin Healy, professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for his contributions to the understanding and development of bioinspired materials. More >

 

Jennifer DoudnaOctober 3, 2013 - Doudna to receive BayBio Award
Jennifer Doudna has been selected to receive BayBio Rising Star Award. The award is based on her work on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, one of the most important recent developments in molecular biology and model building. More >

 

David SavageOctober 2, 2013 - Savage wins New Innovator Award
David Savage, who is developing novel methods for engineering biosensors to probe cellular metabolism, has won an NIH Director's New Innovator Award. More >

 

Sylvia Natividad-DiazJuly 12, 2013 - Natividad-Diaz wins 2nd for Innovation in Primary Healthcare
Bioengineering Ph.D. student Sylvia Natividad-Diaz has won second place in the Prize for Primary Healthcare, a CIMIT – Ambulatory Practice of the Future competition, for her promising new approach to the cell sorting of blood samples. More >

 

Michelle ChangMay 16, 2013 - Chang wins Dreyfus, 3M awards
Michelle Chang has won two young faculty awards – a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and a 3M Non- tenured Faculty Award. More >

 

Douglas ClarkMay 9, 2013 - Clark tapped to be next College of Chemistry Dean
Douglas Clark, the current chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering, has been designated the new dean of the College of Chemistry. More >

 

Lydia SohnSpring 2013 - Lydia Sohn: Physicist, biologist, whistleblower
Lydia Sohn’s constant optimism and eagerness belie the challenges she has encountered—not only as the primary whistleblower in a scandal involving fabrication of data, but also through her decisions to constantly shift fields of study. More >

 

Vikram BajajApril 23, 2013 - Vik Bajaj wins NMR prize
The International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) will award the first Anatole Abragam Prize to Vikram Bajaj, a researcher in the Alex Pines lab, during the opening session of the ISMAR Congress in Rio de Janeiro in May. The Abragam Prize is awarded every three years to an outstanding young scientist in the field of magnetic resonance. More >

 

Jay KeaslingApril 18, 2013 - Keasling wins BIO’s George Washington Carver Award
Jay Keasling is the recipient of the 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award is presented annually by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). More >

 

Amy HerrApril 10, 2013 - Beyond genomics - Mining the proteome
Amy Herr is on the front lines of proteomics research. Supported by the Bakar Fellows Program, which funds innovative research by early career Berkeley faculty with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise, she is focused on developing a more quantitative strategy to assay changes in proteins. This strategy could launch a new generation of diagnostics based on a precise understanding of proteins' roles in both normal and diseased tissue.
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Terry JohnsonMarch 18, 2013 - Johnson receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Terry Johnson has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact. More >

 

Thomas Alber & Jennifer DoudnaFebruary 27, 2013 - Alber & Doudna honored
Tom Alber and Jennifer Doudna have received Protein Society awards – Alber, the 2013 Christian B. Anfinsen Award, for his foundational studies of the structure/function relationship of proteins and Doudna, the 2013 Hans Neurath Award, for her pioneering research into the functions of RNA molecules in cellular mechanisms. More >

 

Michael RapeFebruary 5, 2013 - Michael Rape wins Vilcek Prize
Michael Rape has been awarded the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The prize honors young immigrants who have demonstrated outstanding early achievements in biomedical science, and is accompanied by a $35,000 prize. More >


 


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