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Kuriyan Recipient of Protein Society Award

John Kuriyan, senior faculty biologist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, was named the recipient of The Protein Society 2017 Stein and Moore Award. Kuriyan is recognized for scientific discoveries that have led to understanding the regulation of eukaryotic cell signaling and the phenomenon of processivity in DNA repair. More>

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Five Lab Scientists Among New AAAS Fellows

The new fellows are Jamie Cate (Biosciences), Christopher Chang (Chemical Sciences), Katherine Yelick (Computing Sciences), Michael Witherell (Lab Director), and Roger Falcone (ALS). American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellowships recognize leading figures in academia, the arts, science, business, and government. More>

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JBEI Paper Awarded ‘Publication of the Year’

The paper, “End-to-end automated microfluidic platform for synthetic biology: from design to functional analysis,” was selected by the Journal of Biological Engineering. The paper outlines a programmable, multipurpose microfluidic platform and associated software, then applies the platform to major steps of the synthetic biology research cycle. More>

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Abergel Receives Rising Star Award From American Chemical Society

Chemical scientist Rebecca Abergel is among six winners of the award, which recognizes “outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.” The award is presented by the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemist Committee.

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Shyh Wang Hall Achieves LEED Gold

Shyh Wang Hall is among the Lab’s six buildings with LEED certification, with one Platinum and five Gold certifications. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification that rates a building’s sustainability aspects, including indoor environmental quality and the efficient use of water, energy, and materials. More>

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Bissell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research award honors those who have made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research through a single scientific discovery or body of work. Bissell was recognized for her identification of the roles of the extracellular matrix and three-dimensional architecture in programs of gene expression in tissue morphogenesis and cancer. More>

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EESA’s Michael Manga Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Manga, with the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, was among five UC Berkeley faculty who received the award, the campus’ most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites curiosity in students, engages them in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact. More>

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Gabor Somorjai Wins ACS Richards Medal

Gabor Somorjai of the Materials Sciences Division is the recipient of the 2016 Theodore William Richards Medal. The award by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) is given for “conspicuous achievements in chemistry.” Somorjai received the award, the oldest and most prestigious of NESACS, at the society’s recent meeting at Harvard University. More>

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Global Cool Cities Alliance Establishes Arthur Rosenfeld Award

The award was established to honor the legacy and impact of Rosenfeld’s advocacy for cooler buildings, cooler cities, and a cooler planet. Rosenfeld, who passed away in January, was a founder of the alliance. Also, the California Energy Commission recently created a video commemorating Rosenfeld’s life.

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Yablonovitch Receives Cherry Award for Solar Cell Research

Eli Yablonovitch of the Materials Sciences Division has received the William R. Cherry Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was recognized for “contributions in research, engineering and entrepreneurship to realize photovoltaic technologies capturing the “ins and outs” of photons and application of these technologies in silicon and III-V solar cells.” More>

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