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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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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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