Drawing on distinguished experts from numerous fields, Berkeley faculty are leading the charge in using research to make profound changes in the way we understand and interact with the world. Our esteemed faculty include:
Jennifer Doudna is best known for her pioneering work on CRISPR/Cas9, a tool for editing genes that offers a potent new approach to understand and treat complex genetic diseases.
Saul Perlmutter received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. He led one of the two research teams that simultaneously discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe.
Robert B. Reich is a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley. A former secretary of labor, Reich has served in three administrations. He is a frequent contributor to national media.
Randy Schekman received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in revealing the machinery that regulates the transport and secretion of proteins in our cells.
Janet Yellen, is the current Secretary of the Treasury and served as Chair of the Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, she was a distinguished faculty member in Business Administration and Economics at UC Berkeley.
Berkeley counts among its current faculty
Recipients of the A.M. Turing Award
Recipient of the Fields Medal in Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
National Poet Laureate
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize
Recipients of the National Medal of Science
Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Members of the National Academy of Engineering
Members of the National Academy of Sciences
Awardees of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers
Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
American Philosophical Society Members
Updates made March 31, 2021
The current UC Berkeley faculty includes ten Nobel Laureates, three recipients of the Turing Award and one of the Fields Medal. And there are 15 winners of the National Medal of Science. Many UC Berkeley faculty are elected by their peers to membership in the National Academies in recognition of distinguished achievement in their respective fields.
UC Berkeley's early-career researchers are very successful in competing for highly selective Sloan Research Fellowships that seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.