Jennifer Doudna, faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division, will share the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine, a prestigious international prize awarded in Israel for unique contributions to humanity. Doudna, who is also UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, and colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany, were honored for their 2012 invention of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology.More »
Berkeley Lab scientists have demonstrated for the first time that cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a Nobel Prize-winning technique originally designed to image proteins in solution, can be adapted to image atomic changes in a synthetic soft material.More »
Two scientists from the Biosciences Area, Cheryl Kerfeld and David Schaffer, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They join fellow Lab scientists Rebecca Abergel in the Chemical Sciences Division, Roland Burgmann and Michael Manga in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area Energy Geosciences Division, and Natalie Roe, Director of the Physics Division, in receiving the distinction of Fellow this year for “their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”More »
Amy Herr has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring at UC Berkeley. The award from the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program recognizes the critical role mentoring plays in growing recent PhDs into leaders in academia and industry. Herr is a professor of bioengineering at UC Berkeley and a Berkeley Lab Biosciences Area faculty engineer with a primary appointment in Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) and a secondary appointment in Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB). She was selected from an esteemed group of UC Berkeley faculty by a committee of the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association.
Faculty scientist Jennifer Doudna was recently honored by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, which awarded her the 2019 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest, and by the Microbiology Society, which bestowed its 2019 Prize Medal on her.More »