College faculty win CZ Biohub grants

Research findings by Landry, Xu, and Zhang

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, including the college’s Markita Landry, Ke Xu and Wenjun Zhang, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research—with no strings attached.

The CZ Biohub was established in September 2016 with $600 million over 10 years from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, and operates as an independent nonprofit medical research organization collaborating with UC Berkeley, Stanford University and UC San Francisco to fund research.