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Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available May 4, 2015:

Do you conduct research or lead trips at field stations or in remote areas? The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is offering matching funds for two-day wilderness first-aid trainings. Details, along with other field-safety resources, are on the EH&S website.

NEI awards $3.2 million for visionary retina research

NEI awards $3.2 million for visionary retina research May 1, 2015:

The National Eye Institute has awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant for a UC Berkeley-led project to map the interaction of retinal cells in an effort to better understand how visual data is processed before it is sent to the brain.