PMB News Center

X-rays of ancient sunflowers reveal their domestication roots

PMB professor Benjamin Blackman researches sunflower history in collaboration with Michigan State University.

Applications now open for assistant professors in the life sciences at Berkeley

UC Berkeley invites researchers early in their career to apply for the role of assistant professor in the Life Sciences division.

Bringing Science to the Masses, One Beer at a Time

At a cozy watering hole in downtown Oakland, California, budding scientists wield an unconventional weapon to help fight ...

PMB welcomes new faculty

Headshots of Ksenia Krasileva and Sabeeha Merchant.
Two new faculty members, Ksenia Krasileva and Sabeeha Merchant, join PMB in 2018.

N. Louise Glass Named Fellow of Mycological Society of America

The fellowship recognizes mid-career members who have contributed significantly to the field...

Honoring Anastasios Melis, Faculty Founder of CNR Honors Research Program

By Julie Gipple, College of Natural Resources


Niyogi Lab, and Collaborators, Provide Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy

by Sarah Yang, Lawrence Berkeley Lab


How Sunflowers Follow the Sun

A field of sunflowers in Yolo County, California. (Photo by Chris Nicolini, UC Davis)

Benjamin Blackman follows the growth of sunflowers 


Coates Named as New Director of Energy Biosciences Institute

Professor John D. Coates to lead public/private consortium


Fungus Among Us

Cal hosts Mycological Society of America meeting