Berkeley News | April 12th, 2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 11 faculty as members

Eleven UC Berkeley faculty, including two members of Berkeley Neuroscience, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the esteemed society of scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders from around the world. The new members bring the total number of Berkeley faculty so honored to […]

Berkeley News | April 7th, 2017

Seven at UC Berkeley awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, most of any university

Seven UC Berkeley faculty are among the 2017 recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships, a diverse and gifted group who were chosen on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. Altogether, the foundation awarded fellowships to 173 scholars, artists and scientists, and this year Berkeley led the program with the most […]

Berkeley News | April 5th, 2017

Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argue in an article published […]

Berkeley News | March 20th, 2017

Gift, movie highlight brain scientist’s legacy

Berkeley brain scientist Marian Diamond may be best remembered by the general public for carrying a real human brain around in a hat box during her 55 years on campus. Alumnus Ron Hammer, however, remembers Diamond for sparking his lifelong interest in neurobiology and for mentoring him as a student researcher in her lab. Now […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 23rd, 2017

Alumni Profile: Bradley Voytek

by Georgeann Sack Bradley Voytek joined the Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program in 2004 and completed his thesis work in Bob Knight’s lab, studying the relative contributions of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia networks to working memory in humans, and the compensation that occurs following a unilateral lesion. Following his PhD studies, he worked as a […]

Berkeley News | February 21st, 2017

Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Five young UC Berkeley faculty members have been awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers: Ren Ng, computer science; Pierre Simon, mathematics; Reed Walker, economics; Daniel Weisz, physics; and Michael Yartsev, neuroscience. The fellowships are among 126 announced this week by the Alfred P. […]

Berkeley News | February 8th, 2017

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached. The investigator awards are the first individual grants by the CZ Biohub as it […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Sara Popham

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. Sara Popham I’m interested in […]

National Academy of Sciences | January 24th, 2017

Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences will honor five individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in physical science and engineering, including UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Alivisatos.

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