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Streets receives NSF CAREER Award

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:37
Professor Aaron Streets has been awarded a 2019 NSF CAREER Award for his research on a microfluidic-microscopy hybrid platform for whole-tissue chemical and transcriptional profiling. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent […]
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Welcome Professor Liana Lareau!

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:17
We are extremely pleased to announce our newest faculty member, Dr. Liana Lareau. A graduate of MIT and UC Berkeley, her research uses computational and molecular biology to understand how post-transcriptional regulation leads to robust and flexible control of gene expression. Welcome Liana!
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Healy wins CERSI research award

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:09
Professor Kevin Healy has been awarded a grant from the FDA through the UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). The grant will cover collaborative research on “Multi-organ microphysiological systems for modeling clinical drug effects.”
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Cannabis – made by synthetic biology

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 16:48
Professor Jay Keasling and collaborators have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself. Feeding only on sugar, the yeast are an easy and cheap way to produce pure cannabinoids that today are costly to extract from the buds of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa.
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Pivot Bio in 2019 World’s Most Innovative Companies

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 16:49
Pivot Bio, founded by Bioengineering PhD alumnus Karsten Temme, was named #8 in Fast Company's 2019 "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list, in the Food sector.  Pivot Bio makes the world's first nitrogen-producing microbial that grafts onto corn to act as a sustainable fertilizer. 
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Conboy weighs in on young blood treatments

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:15
Professor Irina Conboy and researcher Michael Conboy were interviewed by ABC News on the practice of infusing young blood into older adults in an attempt to thwart the aging process. The FDA recently issued a warning against this practice, supported by the Conboys, experts on aging research.
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Alumna Bhatti named Associate Chair at Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:15
Bioengineering Alumna (BS 1989) Pamela Bhatti has been appointed as the new Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Bhatti will lead the School’s support of faculty members’ entrepreneurial activities. She will also manage the programs associated with ECE’s large number of corporate partners and affiliates, and support the partnership with the School’s Advisory Board.
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BioE alumnus in 30 Under 30

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 16:44
2014 BioE MEng alum Po-Jui (Ray) Chiu has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30! Po-Jui worked with Professor Seung-Wuk Lee to develop accurate, cheap, bio-based sensor platforms for detecting airborne chemicals. He went on to found promising startup BioInspira, creating low-cost bio-inspired chemical sensors.
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Excellence in Lab Safety awards for two BioE labs!

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:33
Two BioE labs have been recognized with 2018 Excellence in Lab Safety awards from the campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety. Professor Amy Herr’s lab received the award for a Large Life Sciences lab, and Professor Phil Messersmith’s for a Large Physical Sciences lab. Keeping our researchers healthy so they can do healthy science! Each year, […]
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UC Berkeley ranked 2nd best college for transfer students

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:48
MONEY Magazine used newly available federal data on completion rates for transfer students to highlight colleges where transfer students are succeeding in large numbers. Guess what? UC Berkeley is #2 in the US, because we love our transfers!
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GenEdit reels in $8.5M to tackle delivery gene editing

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:43
BioE startup GenEdit, founded by Professor Niren Murthy and PhD alumnus Kunwoo Lee, has received new seed funding to pursue their nonviral nanoparticle CRISPR-delivery system.
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Have you seen BioE?

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:17
Early this fall we challenged our students to produce videos illustrating the Bioengineering Department -- in under 20 seconds. Check out their work!
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Series A funding for Magnetic Insight

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:05
Congrats to alumnus Patrick Goodwill and Prof Steve Conolly for securing Series A funding for their startup, Magnetic Insight. The $18M will support commercial growth of Magnetic Particle Imaging in cell therapy, vascular, and oncology applications.
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2018 capstones complete – congratulations seniors!

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:19
Congratulations to our capstone seniors on finishing their BioE 192 senior projects!  This year students worked with seven clinical faculty at UCSF, UCSF Fresno, and Stanford to address problems including blood loss in low-resource conflict zones, robust approaches to draining ascites fluid from patients suffering from alcoholic liver disease, the user interface for individuals with […]
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Sports Tech – Cal Athletics and Engineering

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:06
The Sports Tech Challenger Class, a collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, put athletes and engineers to work this fall developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.
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