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Novartis and UC Berkeley Extend Alliance to Tackle “Undruggable” Disease Targets and Discover New Therapeutic Modalities

July 28th, 2022 Novartis-Berkeley Translational Chemical Biology Institute combines Novartis expertise in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry with Berkeley’s expertise in covalent chemoproteomics and chemistry methodologiesResearch…
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Vicinitas Therapeutics Launches With $65 Million in Series A Financing to Advance Precision Medicines to Stabilize Key Proteins to Treat Disease

Financing led by a16z and Deerfield Management with participation from Droia Ventures, GV, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Berkeley Catalyst Fund Exclusive…
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We’ve received the NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator Award!!

The NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) supports investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research by providing extended funding stability and encouraging investigators to…
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Congrats to Nate Henning and Lydia Boike for graduating with their PhD’s in Chemical Biology!

Nate Henning and Lydia Boike in our lab graduated with their Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley! Congrats!!
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Our paper on DUBTACs for targeted protein stabilization is now out!!

Congrats to co-first authors Nate Henning and Lydia Boike! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-022-00971-2.pdf
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Excited to present our newest discovery on the Deubiquitinase Targeting Chimera Platform for Targeted Protein Stabilization

Excited to share the newest discovery and BioRxiv preprint from our Novartis-Berkeley Center for Proteomics and Chemistry Technologies on the development of a new induced…
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Congrats to chemical biology graduate student Nate Henning for passing his qualifying exam!

Congrats to chemical biology graduate student Nate Henning for passing his qualifying exam!!
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Congrats to chemical biology graduate student Bridge Belcher for passing her qualifying exam!

Congrats to chemical biology graduate student Bridge Belcher for passing her qualifying exam!
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Congrats to chemical biology graduate student Ellie King for receiving the NSF graduate fellowship!

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Congrats to Mai Luo for starting his position as an Assistant Professor at China Agricultural University

Mai Luo, a former postdoc in our lab that worked on developing new E3 ligase recruiters for targeted protein degradation applications, is starting his new…
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Congrats to Mai Luo and Jessica Spradlin for their Cell Chemical Biology paper on a fully synthetic RNF114 ligand for targeted protein degradation applications!

In this paper, we describe the discovery of a fully synthetic covalent ligand EN219 that mimics the action of the more complex natural product nimbolide…