Current Students - Graduates

Discovery helps engineer more accurate Cas9s for CRISPR editing

September 20, 2017
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with the lowest level of off-target cutting to date.

UC offers guidance to DACA recipients

September 12, 2017
The University of California today (Sept. 12) sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and other community members who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The letter, signed by UC President Janet Napolitano and all 10 UC chancellors, strongly urges DACA recipients whose permits are set to expire between Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, to apply for a two-year renewal. Applications for renewal must be completed by Oct. 5, 2017.

Modernized Wheeler Hall reopens at age 100

August 23, 2017

Historic Wheeler Hall, a 100-year-old classroom and office building that’s been the site of famous speeches and campus protests, reopens today after a major, year-long overhaul. But you’re not likely to see many of the changes; they’re hidden behind the walls.

Make way for Move-In Day

August 7, 2017
If you’re thinking of driving to work or classes at UC Berkeley on Monday, Aug. 14, getting around and parking is going to be, well… a bear. A big, congested Golden Bear. But you can help make the day better for yourself and others on campus.

Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

June 7, 2017

28-year-old ElShafie is one of the few people in the country who focus on adapting storytelling strategies from the film industry to science communication. For the past year and a half, she has been leading workshops for scientists — primarily graduate students — on how to tell stories about their research that resonate with a broader audience.

Graduate Diversity Offices and Coordinators


The graduate diversity coordinators work with all graduate students to assist them with a wide range of issues as they work to complete their graduate degree and reach their academic and career goals. If you need help at any stage of your graduate career, contact the coordinator in your division:

Graduate Diversity Offices & Coordinators:

Arts & HumanitiesAlberto Ledesma

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Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

May 23, 2017
Humans are not the only species to show a strong work ethic and scruples. UC Berkeley psychology researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.

Kelly Swanson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics, will be Berkeley's champion in UC Grand Slam

May 4, 2017

May 4th is the Grad Slam, UC’s system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to explain their research in three jargon-free minutes. All of the first place champions from each UC campus face off to compete for the UC-wide trophy and gain the attention of industry, academic, media, and government leaders.

Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.