Faculty/Staff archive

Jennifer Doudna receives Lurie Award for gene editing breakthrough

Jennifer Doudna receives Lurie Award for gene editing breakthrough with video

February 25, 2014:

Jennifer Doudna, professor of molecular and cell biology, is the 2014 recipient of the Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Doudna, who studies what she calls “the secret life of RNA,” will receive a medal and $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in Washington, D.C.

James Hurley receives award for work on proteins in cell membranes

James Hurley receives award for work on proteins in cell membranes March 5, 2014:

James Hurley, professor of molecular and cell biology, received the 2014 Hans Neurath Award from The Protein Society for his “ground-breaking contributions to structural membrane biology and membrane trafficking.” The award for basic research in protein science comes from the only international society promoting research on proteins.

Ashok Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ashok Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame March 4, 2014:

Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among the 2014 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is being recognized for his innovative solutions for providing clean water in developing nations.

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81 February 19, 2014:

Gareth Thomas, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of materials science and engineering and founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy, died Friday, Feb. 7, at the age of 81. Thomas was a leader in the application of atomic resolution to the field of materials science. He applied this to his pioneering work developing dual-phase, corrosion-resistant steel.

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86 February 11, 2014:

William Jolly, emeritus professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century, died of heart failure on Jan. 10, 2014, at Kaiser Medical Center in Richmond. He was 86.