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Berkeley Research at a Glance

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Top U.S. University with highest number of highly ranked graduate programs


Nobel laureates


Members of the National Academy of Sciences


Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Research fund chart 2021: $605.M - Federal; $63M - Industry; $118M - State & Other gov't; $229M - Non-profit; $39M - UC


2020 – 2021
Research Funding

In 2020-2021, UC Berkeley campus received over $1 billion in research funding from external sources.


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Latest Research News

August 8, 2022

New inhaled COVID-19 therapeutic blocks viral replication in the lungs

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a new COVID-19 therapeutic that could one day make treating SARS-CoV-2 infections as easy as using a nasal spray for allergies. In a new study published online in the journal Nature Communications, the team shows that these short snippets, called antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), are highly effective at preventing the virus from replicating in human cells. When administered in the nose, these ASOs are also effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 infection in mice and hamsters.
August 5, 2022

UC Berkeley engineers send equipment, expertise to ransacked Chernobyl

To help in the relief effort after the Russian occupation of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine in spring 2022, nuclear engineers at UC Berkeley are testing and refurbishing critical pieces of equipment to send to their collaborators at Chernobyl, the site of a 1986 nuclear explosion that spread radioactive contamination throughout the region.

In the Media

July 8, 2022
The public school choice system in Oakland, which enables families to look at the nearly 120 schools across the city and choose the one they think is best for their kids, is meant to even the playing field. Instead of being restricted to the closest…
June 28, 2022
In just a decade, CRISPR has become one of the most celebrated inventions in modern biology. It is swiftly changing how medical researchers study diseases: Cancer biologists are using the method to discover hidden vulnerabilities of tumor cells.…
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May 27, 2022
In a guest essay in The New York Times, Carolyn Chen, associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a co-director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, writes: "Plenty of writers have argued…
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