Nobel laureate Randy Schekman will give 2022 commencement address

April 29, 2022

As a kid growing up in Orange County, UC Berkeley biology professor Randy Schekman remembers collecting a jar of dirty pond scum from a nearby riverbed, sliding it under the lens of his toy microscope and being transfixed by the tiny, cellular world he saw.

That fascination led Schekman to an illustrious career: a Berkeley biology professorship and a 2013 Nobel Prize for groundbreaking research on cellular membranes.

On Saturday, May 14, he’ll give the keynote address at Berkeley’s 2022 campuswide commencement ceremony and will try to impart that inspiration and wonder he felt looking into that toy microscope to the thousands of graduates gathered on the field of Memorial Stadium.

Berkeley News