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May 21, 2015


DOE logoTwo College of Chemistry professors are among the nine winners of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s highest scientific honor.

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May 20, 2015

CBE winners of 2014 Big Ideas A group of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students won a second place award in UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas competition.

May 19, 2015

Leah Rubin Shen

Chemistry graduate student Leah Rubin Shen will finish her Ph.D. this summer and then head to Washington, DC, for a one-year adventure as one of two American Chemical Society Congressional Fellows.

May 18, 2015

The Washington Post

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and fellow CRISPR scientists are strongly discouraging their colleagues from attempting any germline editing in humans.

May 14, 2015

Richmond SarpongChemistry professor Richmond Sarpong is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Synthetic Chemistry Award for 2015.

UC Berkeley News Center

Naomi GinsbergBerkeley researchers develop breakthrough technique for non-invasive nano-scale imaging.

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 Miller, Xe, Zhang

Three College of Chemistry assistant professors, chemistry’s Evan Miller and Ke Xu, along with CBE’s Wenjun Zhang, are the recipients of awards from the Hellman Fellows Fund.

May 13, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

David SchafferWhether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.

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May 11, 2015

NY Times

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna's fundamental discoveries about the CRISPR/Cas9 system are leading to new tools for DNA editing that are revolutionizing genomics research.

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May 5, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosChemistry professor A. Paul Alivisatos has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in the category of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

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April 29, 2015

Berkeley Science Review

Balsara and TeranBerkeley start-up hopes to extinguish the danger in lithium-ion batteries

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April 28, 2015

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

nas seal

The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus to 143.

April 24, 2015

Berkeley Research

David Schaffer. Photo by Peg Skorpinski.David Schaffer harnesses evolution to improve drug delivery.

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April 23, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

American Academy of Arts and Sciences logo College of Chemistry professors Bustamonte, Hartwig and Iglesia have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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April 17, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Cailey Cotner.Time magazine has named Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology, to its 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

April 16, 2015


Peidong Yang, Chris Chang, Michelle Chang. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Berkeley Lab Researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.

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Steven Chavez

Steven Chavez, a talented and hard-working CBE undergraduate, will be starting a Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan next fall. For the first time in his college career, Chavez won’t have to work to pay for his education.

April 13, 2015

CampanileHave you ever wanted to show your appreciation to a staff member who has helped you in the past? Or maybe you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. What can you do to pass on the praise?

April 9, 2015

California Magazine

For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf's ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn't glucose—it's gasoline.

April 7, 2015


Doudna, Taylor, and Nogales. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Biochemist Jennifer Doudna and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.