Joseph DeRisi, who received his B.S. in biochemistry
and molecular biology from UC Santa Cruz, is among 23 new MacArthur
Fellows. DeRisi is developing the means to measure thousands of
genes simultaneously in an effort to decode the mysteries of cellular
In his fall message to the campus community, Acting
Chancellor Martin M. Chemers discusses the incoming class of students,
budget challenges, AIS as well as other "transformation"
initiatives, and the campus's 40th-year celebration. [More]