Published in: Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 15th, 2018

Congratulations to Marla Feller, Professor and Head of Neurobiology, on receiving a 2018 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award! Nominations for this award are made by the faculty member’s graduate student mentees. It is a tremendous honor to receive one of these awards – only three faculty members across the UC Berkeley campus are selected each year.

As a scientist, Professor Feller is recognized for her contributions to the field of retinal circuit development, especially on the role of spontaneous activity in the developing nervous system. As a mentor, she is known for her commitment to equitable access and opportunity in the sciences. She advises trainees at all levels to execute their research methodically, present themselves professionally, and communicate their work effectively so that they will have a successful scientific career. She volunteers her time to speak on women in science panels, advise postdocs in the Job Market Seminar Series, and teach visiting students in the 4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits course, among many other things. She uses her leadership positions as Head of the Neurobiology Division of MCB and member of the Executive Committee for HWNI to push for changes that benefit everyone in our Neuroscience community.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Feller on this well deserved honor.

The following was originally posted on the Berkeley Graduate Division website:

Graduate Mentoring Awards Ceremony — 4/12/2018

The Graduate Division, Graduate Council, and Graduate Assembly invite you to the 12th annual joint ceremony honoring the 2018 recipients of the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Distinguished Faculty Mentor Awards.  UC Berkeley graduate students and alumni are cordially invited to attend!

Thursday, April 12, 2018
4 to 6 pm
Anna Head Alumnae Hall
2537 Haste Street

2018 Graduate Mentoring Awards Recipients

Award recipients have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping UC Berkeley graduate students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally. These distinguished individuals were selected from a pool of exceptional faculty members on the Berkeley campus. We are proud to honor them for exemplifying the values and best practices of effective mentoring that are core to the University community.

Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Senior Faculty Winner

  •  Sara L. Beckman, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business and Mechanical Engineering

Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Junior Faculty Winner

  • Aila M. Matanock, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Distinguished Faculty Mentor Awards Winners

  • Marla Feller, Professor, Neurobiology
  • Britt Glaunsinger, Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning