Michael J. Chamberlin

2001 Monie A. Ferst Awardchamberlin

Michael J. Chamberlin is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley.His research has focused in recent years on the regulation of gene expression, and particularly on the regulation of transcription, in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. At UC-Berkeley, he has demonstrated a strong ethic of being an educator and a collaborator within the department. All 37 of his Ph.D. students have experienced a laboratory environment of exceptional scientific rigor, providing a solid grounding in science. Chamberlin’s many honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology. However, he counts the successes of his students among his greatest scientific and personal rewards, and he has encouraged their progress long after their departure from his Berkeley laboratory.