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Human genomics

Thirdhand smoke

Cancer research

Neurodegenerative disease research

DNA repair

Structural biology and imaging

Paul Adams and Henrique Pereira work at the lab. Color MRI scan of a brain from top-down, forward-facing, and side angles. Scientist working on a beamline. Two scientists posing in front of a dark, wire-filled lab. Scientist in a lab coat looking into a microscope. A group of scientists look over blood samples of mice in their lab. Green and red snake x-ray. Sunlight streams through white window panes. Cigarette in an ash tray. An artistic rendering of antibodies surrounding a SARS-CoV-2 particle. Mina Bissell, light-haired woman wearing a yellow jacket, smiles for her headshot.

Mina Bissell is a distinguished scientist in the BioEngineering & BioMedical Sciences Department. She has been recognized for her lifetime contributions to the fields of breast cancer research, the enhanced role of extracellular matrix, and the nucleus environment to gene expression in normal and malignant tissues.

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Antoine Snijders is the department head of the BioEngineering & BioMedical Sciences Department in the Biological Systems and Engineering Division. His focus is on understanding cancer tumorigenesis, addressing key questions concerning the contribution of host genetics, environmental exposures, and their interactions in cancer risk and tumor progression.

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Hugo Destaillats is a senior scientist at the Indoor Environment Group in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division. His research interests include environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, pathways of exposure to harmful contaminants, environmental application of remediation technologies, and more.

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As conventional antibiotics continue to lose effectiveness against evolving pathogens, scientists are keen to employ the bacteria-killing techniques perfected by bacteriophages, the viruses that infect bacteria.

One major challenge standing in their way is the difficulty of studying individual bacteriophage (phage) proteins and determining precisely how the virus wields these tools to kill their host bacteria. New research from Berkeley Lab could help speed things along.

Natalia Molchanova, a scientific engineering associate at the Molecular Foundry, works on synthetically produced proteins called peptoids, which have advanced low-cost biotech solutions.

A dark blue, green, and white digital illustration of a set of human lungs on a screen with small coronavirus particles and graphs and medical symbols. Upward view of city buildings against a blue sky with white clouds. A chromosome (blue) imaged during cell replication. The chromosome is duplicated, and protein strands called spindle fibers (red) are attached to the chromosome copies to pull them apart, so that each ‘daughter cell’ gets one copy. The spindle fibers attach to the chromosomes due to the centromere. Kristin Persson, a brown-haired person wearing a black dress, points at her electrolyte genome 3D visualizations. Colorful, abstract nebulous image. Birdseye view of waves crashing on the shore.