Chemical Biology

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January 20, 2023

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

What do the smallest building blocks of life look like? How do...

Senior Spotlight: Ariel Wang

December 8, 2022

This post kicks off the first of many spotlights featuring our very own seniors in the College of Chemistry. Who are they? What are their favorite memories from their time in the College of Chemistry? Where are they headed next? From clubs to research to passion projects, I hope you enjoy learning more about the diverse faces that make up our graduating class!

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How to edit the genes of nature’s master manipulators

December 6, 2022

Hourglass structure

Scientists are using CRISPR to engineer the viruses that evolved to engineer bacteria. Illustration Davian Ho.

CRISPR, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technology, is poised to have a profound impact on the fields of microbiology and medicine yet again.

A team led by CRISPR pioneer...

Daniel Nomura recognized by the National Cancer Institute

November 9, 2022

Daniel K. Nomura

Daniel Nomura, a professor in the departments of Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, has received a 2022 Outstanding...

Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s years at UC Berkeley

October 5, 2022

Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi as a young professor at UC Berkeley. (Photo: courtesy of College of Chemistry)

Carolyn Bertozzi, a professor at Stanford University who today shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent her formative and most creative years at UC Berkeley.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, she earned her Ph.D. in chemistry...

Summer intern Arjun Garapaty designs microfluidic device

September 9, 2022

Arjun Garapaty at MRI Global

Arjun Garapaty during his summer internship at MRIGlobal. Photo courtesy of MRIGlobal.

Arjun Garapaty thinks big. It wasn’t that long ago that he earned a perfect score on his ACT test… as a sophomore in high school. Now a sophomore at University of California,...

The College celebrates 150 years of inspiring scientific exploration and education

March 16, 2022

Nobel Laureates David MacMillan, Jennifer Doudna, and Yuan T. Lee raise their glasses to the College's 150th anniversary

Douglas Clark, dean of the College of Chemistry toasts (l to r) Nobel laureates David MacMillan, Jennifer Doudna, and Yuan T. Lee. (Photo Brittany Hosea-Small)...

Rethinking the Tree of Life with new tools

January 17, 2022

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

Finding Archaea: Archaeans inhabit some of the most extreme environments on Earth. Woese and Fox’s genetic analysis led them to redraw the Tree of Life, incorporating this third domain. (Photo: Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park; Jim Peaco; March 2015; Catalog #20008d.)...

Research shines a light on development of the visual cortex during the critical period after birth

January 19, 2022

Different layers of the cortex are visualized as depths in the ocean, with the sun playing the role of light/vision

Different layers of the cortex are visualized as depths in the ocean, with the sun playing the role of light/vision. (Illustration by...