Cancer Research

Bergman wins Welch Award

May 2, 2014
Chemistry Professor Robert Bergman has been named the 2014 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemical Research for “pioneering work in alkane activation and mechanisms of organometallic reactions.”

Finding Chemo

June 24, 2016

LiposomeTo help cancer drugs access tumors, Ting Xu and collaborators are making tiny particles called nanocarriers that protect the drugs during their journey to the tumor. Read the article.

Doudna awarded Japan Prize for invention of CRISPR gene editing

February 2, 2017

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Japan Prize today for their invention of the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has swept into research labs around the world and is already yielding new therapies for cancer and hereditary diseases.

Savage wins NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 2, 2013

David SavageDavid Savage, assistant professor of chemistry, has won an NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Raymond wins new DOE grant

March 20, 2017

Ken Raymond with research group members in 2013Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.

Novartis and UC Berkeley collaborate to tackle ‘undruggable’ disease targets

September 28, 2017

photo of blood sample being taken The University of California, Berkeley has joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to establish a new research collaboration aimed at unlocking difficult drug targets to accelerate the discovery of new medicines in areas such as infectious diseases and cancer.

MIT's Dr. Paula Hammond to present this year’s Dow Chemical Lecture Series

September 14, 2017

Paula T. Hammond, MIT

The College of Chemistry is very pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Hammond, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will present this year’s Dow Chemical lecture series on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. The lectures will be held on the Berkeley campus September 18th and 20th.

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

November 20, 2015

Ting Xu. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.

Xu and fellow Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt