Evangel Nogales De La Morena, a brown-haired person wearing glasses, smiles for a headshot outdoors.

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. 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.

An artistic rendering of lipid nanoparticles showing multiple layers that take on different molecular arrangements, giving the particle varying properties. Greg Hura, a person with short brown hair wearing a white top photographed against a gray backdrop.

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.

Abstract digital illustration of bacteriophages against a purple background. Futuristic artistic representation of a shield surrounded by viruses and pathogens. Illustration of colorful microbes. One microbe is not like the rest. 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.