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Michael Marletta inducted into Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) recently announced the induction of Michael Marletta, Professor of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, to its College of Fellows(link is external). He was recognized for his groundbreaking work in gas sensing, which has practical applications in oxygen delivery. The induction ceremony took place at the AIMBE Annual…

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Faculty focus on Iain Clark

Iain Clark is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. The Clark lab’s research combines methods from multiple disciplines—molecular biology, microfluidics, engineering, and bioinformatics—to develop new single-cell genomics tools. The lab’s current work is focused on understanding how HIV evades the immune system and elucidating cellular interactions that control neurologic diseases.  QB3-Berkeley: What’s an exciting…

Samantha Lewis honored at Chancellor Christ’s Prytanean Faculty Enrichment Award celebration

On January 22, 2024, Chancellor Carol Christ hosted a reception at University House honoring 2023 Prytanean Faculty Enrichment Award recipient Samantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology. Lewis received the Prytanean Faculty Enrichment Award and $35,000 grant in recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and service to UC Berkeley. Her research focusing…

Faculty focus on Judith Klinman

Judith Klinman has been a faculty member at UC Berkeley since 1978 where she is currently a Professor of the Graduate School. She has twice been appointed Chancellor’s Professor at UCB and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the American Association of the…

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SCET Alum and Berkeley Professor Launch Generation Lab for Personalized Anti-Aging

SCET Alum Alina Su and University of California, Berkeley Bioengineering Professor Irina Conboy are co-founding Generation Lab with the Mission to Extend the Human Healthspan. SCET Alum and former Collider Cup winner, Alina Su, and University of California, Berkeley Bioengineering Professor Irina Conboy are co-founding Generation Lab with the Mission to Extend the Human Healthspan – Waitlist for Its Clinically…

Faculty focus on Eva Nogales

Eva Nogales is a professor of biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology, and a Howard Hughes Investigator. The Nogales lab is dedicated to gaining mechanistic insight into crucial molecular processes in the life of the eukaryotic cell. The lab’s two main research themes are the dynamic self-assembly of cytoskeleton during its essential functions in cell division,…

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Learning From the Past: How Algae Use Memory to Protect Against Sudden Changes in Sunlight

The molecular mechanisms responsible for photoprotective memory in algae have implications for crop productivity Fluctuating sunlight poses a challenge for plants and green algae, which must quickly adjust their photosynthetic systems to remain efficient in changing conditions. Aiding in that response is a kind of rudimentary memory that allows these organisms to respond more rapidly…

Alex Pines stands in front of the new Pines Magnetic Resonance Center

New Pines Center resonates with promise

Alex Pines, Glenn T. Seaborg Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, has had a remarkable career as a groundbreaking researcher and beloved teacher. Pines is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society; holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Rome, Paris, Marseilles, Amritsar, and the Weizmann Institute of Science; and his many…