Faculty

Meet our new faculty: Priya Moorjani, molecular and cell biology

October 9, 2018

Priya Moorjani, who received her Ph.D. from Harvard, is joining the faculty as an assistant professor of genetics, genomics, and development.

Xu, Titov receive million-dollar New Innovator awards

October 9, 2018

Assistant professor Ke Xu of chemistry and Denis Titov of molecular and cell biology — were among 89 recipients of “high-risk, high-reward” grants announced last week by the National Institutes of Health. The awards, which support “unusually innovative research from early career investigators” who have never received an NIH grant before, come with $1.5 million in direct funds for five years.

Watch: Stephanie Syjuco on art, culture and politics

October 8, 2018

In a new episode of the Peabody Award-winning TV series “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” Stephanie Syjuco, a UC Berkeley assistant professor of art practice, invites viewers into her studio to see firsthand how she embeds politics in her work, and hear her talk about her interest in “how objects reflect cultural moments.”

Meet our new faculty: Steven Piantadosi, psychology

October 2, 2018

Steven Piantadosi, who received his Ph.D. from MIT, is joining the faculty as an assistant professor of psychology.

Ghost objects in the sky

October 4, 2018

Astronomers typically study objects that are visible night after night or explode suddenly, like supernovas, but astronomy researcher Casey Law is scouring vast amounts of data in search of bright objects that disappear, never to be seen again.

UC Berkeley research led to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

October 1, 2018

Immunologist James P. Allison today shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking work he conducted on cancer immunotherapy at the University of California, Berkeley, during his 20 years as director of the campus’s Cancer Research Laboratory.

Meet our new faculty: Steven Ross Murray, physical education

September 25, 2018

Steven Ross Murray, who received a Doctor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, is joining the faculty as director of the Physical Education Program.

Meet our new faculty: Semyon Dyatlov, mathematics

September 11, 2018

Semyon Dyatlov, who received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2013, is joining the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics.

Blackwell Hall is officially dedicated to late statistics professor

September 12, 2018

Campus leaders gathered this week to dedicate UC Berkeley’s newest residence hall to David Blackwell, the first black professor to receive tenure at Berkeley and a preeminent statistician who died in 2010. Blackwell Hall opened to more than 750 students in August and features study centers, a gym and plenty of ping-pong and pool tables.