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Microbial Prospecting: The Search for Marine Bacteria with Quirky Metabolisms

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Grad student Victor Reyes-Umaña's research takes him to the Berkeley Marina in search of unique aquatic bacteria.

College of Natural Resources photo contest

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Submit your best CNR-related images for a chance to win prizes and to have your work featured online and in print.

Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha

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The UC Davis botanist is a Berkeley alumna who worked in Sarah Hake's lab, focusing on the genetics of plant development.

Glausinger and Komeili named American Academy of Microbiology Fellows

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Britt Glausinger and Arash Komeili have been elected into the Academy's class of 2019 Fellows.

PMB faculty awarded Berkeley curriculum development grant

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The grant, which was awarded to five PMB faculty members, provides funding for the team to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum.

Removing Harmful Contaminants from Water Using Bacteria

John Coates' laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, using bacteria to remove harmful contaminants from our water

Magnetic Attraction

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The fall issue of Breakthroughs magazine features Arash Komeili, whose research examines magnetotactic bacteria.

Berkeley ranked highly for plant and animal science by the U.S. World & News Report

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As part of the U.S. World & News Report "Best Global University Rankings," Berkeley was ranked fourth for its plant and animal science programs.

PMB at Upcoming Student Diversity Conferences

PMB Department Members Available to Meet with Prospective Students at SACNAS and ABRCMS

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

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Scientists find that some bacteria located in the gut produce electricity in a new way not previously known.