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 Sponsors

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.


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Latest Research News

September 16, 2021

Can fruit fly research help improve survival of cancer patients?

The experience of a fruit fly dying from cancer may seem worlds away from that of a human with a life-threatening tumor, yet University of California, Berkeley, researchers are finding commonalities between the two that could lead to ways to prolong the lives of cancer patients.
September 15, 2021

Psychedelics research and public education elevated by multiple gifts

The University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) is benefitting from five philanthropic gifts announced today that provide a total of $7 million to initiate a robust national conversation about psychedelics and society, to commence novel research studies on how psychedelic compounds alter our brain and behavior, and to launch a unique training curriculum for facilitators of the psychedelic experience.
September 14, 2021

Planet maven Shannon Curry takes over MAVEN mission to Mars

“I never imagined I would lead a mission to Mars,” said Curry, who is deputy associate director for planetary science and astrobiology at SSL. “My focus is to continue executing our mission and achieving our science goals. We have a killer team, so I am looking forward to the next chapter of MAVEN.”

In the Media

September 10, 2021
Many parents may be worried about the effect of screen time on their teen children's mental health. However, a team of researchers has found that teens who had positive online interactions were less lonely during the lockdown. This suggests that it'…
September 10, 2021
Black adolescents and teens in California are "substantially" more likely to suffer injuries during interactions with law enforcement compared to White adolescents and teens, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Pediatrics found.
September 2, 2021
The authors of a study based on an enormous randomized research project in Bangladesh say their results offer the best evidence yet that widespread wearing of surgical masks can limit the spread of the coronavirus in communities. The preprint paper…
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