Dr. SYDNEY BRENNER, a Nobel Laureate in Medicine (2002), is a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Crick-Jacobs Center at the Salk Institute. Dr. Brenner is a pioneer in genetics and molecular biology whose work established the existence of messenger RNA and demonstrated how the order of amino acids in proteins is determined. His recent studies are leading to a new understanding of the evolution of vertebrates and have resulted in new ways of analyzing gene sequences. He also conducted pioneering work with the roundworm, a model organism now widely used to study genetics. His research with Caenorhabditis elegans garnered insights into aging, nerve cell function and controlled cell death, or apoptosis.
For a map showing Etcheverry Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, please see the URL below: