Taiwan’s Tang Prizes awarded to Berkeley Scientists Doudna, Rosenfeld

June 20, 2016

Taiwan’s top science award, the Tang Prize, has gone to two UC Berkeley scientists well-known in the fields of biochemistry and physics: Jennifer Doudna, for her invention of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and Arthur Rosenfeld, often called the “godfather of energy efficiency.”

Wired Reports on UC Berkeley Physicist's Balloon Research

May 20, 2016

Wired profiles Steven Boggs' research on super pressure balloon technology and how it can be applied to consistent, long-duration flights in space.

Doudna named foreign member of UK’s Royal Society

May 2, 2016

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.

Neurophysiologist and philosopher Walter Freeman dies at 89

May 2, 2016

It is with great sadness that the Division of Biological Sciences announces the passing of Walter Jackson Freeman III, a neuroscientist and philosopher known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates our perception of the world.

Biologist Michael Rape receives Blavatnik award for young scientists

June 22, 2016

Developmental biologist Michael Rape is one of three winners of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists announced today in New York.

UC Berkeley biologist Mu-ming Poo awarded $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

June 10, 2016

UC Berkeley biologist Mu-ming Poo has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Gruber Neuroscience Prize for work showing how the brain’s circuitry changes in response to life experiences.

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Undergraduate GSI Appointments

Appointment of Undergraduate GSIs in the College of Letters & Science

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