Rausser College faculty and affiliates among the most highly cited in their fields
The selected researchers rank in the top 1% in the number of scholarly citations worldwide over the last decade.
Recognition for Dr. Diane Burgess
PMB recognizes Dr. Diane Burgess' achievements and wishes her continued good luck in her retirement.
John Coates honored by the American Society for Microbiology
Coates, a professor in PMB and head of the Energy and Biosciences Institute, was recognized for improving scientific understanding of microbes in the environment.
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab researchers receive $11.6 million in Department of Energy funding
The award will support research to develop biofuel and bioproducts from photosynthetic micro-alga by PMB professors Sabeeha Merchant and Krishna Niyogi, and research biologist Melissa Roth.
Ben Williams named 2022 Hellman Fellow
The program supports junior faculty research across the UC system.
Two PMB undergraduates honored with departmental awards
Nada Lamie and Kenneth Trang are recognized for excellence in undergraduate studies.
Barbara Baker and N. Louise Glass sign NAS registry of membership
Both professors were elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021 and were honored during the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting last week.
PMB graduate students, alumna receive National Science Foundation awards
Four current and incoming students, and one alumna will be supported by the prestigious research fellowship.
Alum Pamela Ronald awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture
Ronald, PhD ’90, is recognized for pioneering work on disease resistance and environmental stress tolerance in rice.
PMB faculty recognized for number of citations
The Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2021 list includes PMB’s Sheng Luan, Kris Niyogi, and Igor Grigoriev.
Ksenia Krasileva receives National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award
The grant is part of NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Sophia Ewens highlighted by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Ewens, a researcher at the Energy Biosciences Institute and graduate student in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, was noted for her recent publication in the journal PNAS.
Two Rausser College instructors receive Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship
Professor Mary Wildermuth received the university-wide honor that recognizes outstanding mentorship in teaching and pedagogy.
Two faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Barbara Baker and N. Louise Glass, both molecular biologists, join the 2021 cohort of elected members.
Mary Wildermuth and Dhruv Patel receive Extraordinary Teaching award
The two instructors were among five in the College honored for exceptional, innovative teaching during the pandemic.
Rausser graduate students receive National Science Foundation awards
Two doctoral students within our department have been awarded the prestigious research fellowship.
Professor emerita receives Scheiber Emeriti Faculty Research Grant
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Women at Cal, professor emerita Zinmay Renee Sung was granted the inaugural award.
Sheng Luan receives the Fellow of American Society of Plant Biologists Award
Luan was recognized for his outstanding research and outreach.
Professor Sabeeha Merchant receives Moore Foundation Investigator Award
The award supports highly innovative research with the potential to advance the understanding of aquatic symbioses.
Mary Wildermuth's outreach program receives Campus-Community Partnership Award
The "Be A Scientist" program brings Berkeley researchers into public schools to strengthen science curriculum and mentor students.