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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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Eko and Mayo Clinic Collaborate on Machine Learning Algorithm to Help Physicians Fight Heart Disease

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:28
Alumni startup Eko has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop and commercialize a machine learning-based algorithm that screens patients for the presence of a low ejection fraction – a weak heart pump.
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Athena Awards for Bioengineers!

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:30
BioE PhD students Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf are receiving a 2018 Women In Technology Initiative Athena Award for Next Generation Engagement, for Double Shelix, their podcast all about women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science. MTM alumna Maria Artunduaga will receive the Early Career Athena Award for work on her startup, Respira Labs.
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Alum Steen named Berkeley Visionary

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:43
Alumnus Eric Steen, PhD 2010, is the CEO and co-founder of Lygos Biotech and winner of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce’s Visionary of the Year award for 2018. The awards go annually to innovators with “imagination and persistence” who live or work in Berkeley.
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Why should you vote?

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:11
BioE and EnviroE grad students Andrew Bremer and Sara Glade will tell you.
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Mofrad Lab introduces “Deep Echocardiography”

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 09:55
Published this week in Nature Public Journals: Digital Medicine, Professor Mohammad Mofrad's lab introduces "Deep Echocardiography" by applying deep learning towards clinical classifications and diagnostics of cardiac diseases.
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House and Senate delegation meets with bioengineers

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:28
Visitors from the US House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services visited UC Berkeley on Tuesday, October 16 and toured Professor Amy Herr’s laboratory. The appropriations staff met with several bioengineering graduate students, as well as Professor Herr, who were able to provide specific stories of NIH funding impact on both research and the […]
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Murthy Lab tech rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:24
Prof Niren Murthy's lab, led by postdoc Tara deBoer, has developed a new cheap and simple point-of-care assay for diagnosing bacterial drug resistance. Termed DETECT, the technology can identify bacterial drug resistance directly from patient urine samples. The study appears on the Oct. 18 cover of the journal ChemBioChem.
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Alumni news: Invasive breast cancers punch tunnels into neighboring tissue

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:07
Phd alumnus Ovijit Chaudhuri, now a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism cancerous cells use to break through the basement membrane, allowing the tumor to become invasive.
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Alum Artunduaga featured on VentureWell

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:18
MTM alumna and founder of startup Respira Labs Maria Artunduaga is featured in the Innovator Spotlight on VentureWell! She invented a device that continuously monitors patients’ lung function and collects lifestyle and other medical data to improve management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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