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2019 PMB faculty retirements

Steven Lindow and Peter Quail smiling in separate photos.
The department recognizes Steven Lindow and Peter Quail on their retirement.

New research illuminates calcium's role for plant immunity

two scientists examine a plant in a lab
A study in Nature from Sheng Luan’s lab highlights the long-sought-after calcium channel that connects calcium nutrition and disease resistance in plants.

Berkeley conference illuminates scientific history and its applications

 Gordon Pherribo, a PMB PhD candidate, and Santiago J. Molina, a Department of Sociology PhD candidate
Gordon Pherribo and Santiago J. Molina speak about bridging sociological and scientific research in ethical decisions

Becky Mackelprang named AAAS Mass Media Fellow

Congratulations to Becky Mackelprang on receiving the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship!

Student Spotlight: Big Ideas award winners

Two students stand in lab coats in a laboratory
Two microbial biology students share the inspiration behind their recent award-winning research, which aims to use microbes to breakdown plastic waste.

Exploring Intricacies of Interconnectedness with the Study of Plant Microbiomes

In this Berkeley Graduate Division blog post, Heidi Wipf discuses her research in Devin Coleman-Derr's Lab.

Walking with Wildflowers

Pacific Crest Trail hikers help gather phenological data for Benjamin Blackman's lab.

2019 Zhang Awards

Every year, PMB awards the major citation to the top graduating undergraduate student in...

New research on Neurospora crassa cell-to-cell communication

A new study in Genetics from Professor N. Louise Glass is a highlight in the April edition of the journal.

London’s Royal Society elects two from CNR

Brian Staskawicz stands in a lab next to a plant and a microscope
Professor Brian Staskawicz is a newly-elected foreign member of the Royal Society of London.

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