Neurodegenerative disease research
Structural biology and imaging
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.
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.
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.
A collaboration between Berkeley Lab and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, is working to break through some of the drug delivery bottlenecks by designing the most effective lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) – tiny spherical pouches made of fatty molecules that encapsulate therapeutic agents until they dock with cell membranes and release their contents.
Natalia Molchanova, a scientific engineering associate at the Molecular Foundry, works on synthetically produced proteins called peptoids, which have advanced low-cost biotech solutions.