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.

Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy get Keck grant for cancer cell research

Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy get Keck grant for cancer cell research January 10, 2014:

Bioengineering professors Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy have been awarded $500,000 from the W.M. Keck Foundation to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. The researchers will focus on identifying the protein “fingerprints” that characterize glioblastoma tumors.

Science magazine calls Berkeley discoveries top breakthroughs of 2013

Science magazine calls Berkeley discoveries top breakthroughs of 2013 January 8, 2014:

Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year for 2013 – cancer immunotherapy – emerged from work conducted at UC Berkeley in the 1990s by James Allison, while a 2012 UC Berkeley discovery by Jennifer Doudna was named one of nine runners-up for the annual honor.

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.