Division of Neurobiology
Division of Neurobiology - Phosphorylation of mTOR in neurons in the striatum
Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology - Structure of the human Ndc80 kinetochore complex around microtubules
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis - Salmonella typhimurium growing within a macrophage
Heterochromatin dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Division of Genetics, Genomics and Development - Heterochromatin dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Division of Cell and Developmental Biology - Impaired trafficking of Notch in neoplastic ESCRT mutant Drosophila cells

Recent News

MCB Professors and HHMI Investigators John Kuriyan and Barbara Meyer have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which recognizes researchers who have made major contributions to the advancement of medical sciences, health care, and public health.

Kuriyan has been recognizes for his work in understanding eukaryotic cell signaling regulation, and Meyer for her groundbreaking work on chromosome dynamics.

MCB Postdoc Polina Kosillo has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The grant provides up to $70,000 over 2 years to promising young neurobiology researchers who study brain & behavioral disorders.

Kosillo studies the impact of dopamine dysfunction on mental disorders, such as ADHD and anxiety disorders. She is a member of the lab of MCB Assistant Professor Helen Bateup.

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On September 28, the MCB community hosted representatives from nine major Bay Area biotechnology companies for the second annual Fall 2018 Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) Symposium. The event was a great success, drawing approximately 100 students and postdoctoral scholars from several departments on campus including MCB, Bioengineering, Biostatistics, Biophysics, and Chemistry.

MCB Assistant Adjunct Professor Denis Titov is a 2018 recipient of the NIH Director's New Innovator award, which funds high-impact research from "extraordinarily creative scientists." The New Innovator award specifically supports early career researchers carrying out highly innovative biomedical research.

Titov joined the MCB Department in 2018. His research focuses on aging and age-associated diseases.

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Immunologist James P. Allison shares the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”

Allison performed the basic research that revolutionized immunotherapy for use in treating cancer at UC Berkeley, where he was a Professor of Immunology and the director of the Cancer Research Laboratory from 1985 to 2004.

"This award is a testament to the incredible impact that the fundamental research Jim conducted at Berkeley has had on the lives of cancer patients," said MCB Professor Russell Vance, current director of the Cancer Research Laboratory.

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