Four Berkeley BioE-affiliated faculty presented at the 2015 world economic forum’s ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’ in Dalian, China, informally called “Summer Davos”. Bioengineering professors Dan Fletcher and Amy Herr, with bioengineering graduate program faculty Ana Claudia Arias and Lydia Sohn, presented an ideaslab called ‘Precision Medicine at UC Berkeley’ in a session moderated […]
Botanists in UC Berkeley’s herbaria hosted a plant treasure hunt this past spring to tap the expertise of the California Native Plant Society, hoping to locate, map and collect some of the state’s rare and
Wildfires are becoming a year-round thing in California, because of drought and climate change. The state needs to up its forestry game in response.
In a piece about scientific literacy, psychology professor Tania Lombrozo discusses public knowledge of scientific concepts and facts, as revealed by recent polls, on "13.7," an NPR blog.
Professor finds California’s most important lesson may be its demonstration of the links between economic growth and environmental protection.
Learn more about diagnostics startup Privail from BioE alum and CEO Anwaar Al-Zireeni in this Elevator Pitch video from Skydeck.
Bioengineering professors Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy have collaborated to develop a new materials technology that allows them to simultaneously create many cell culture environments with defined material properties for high-throughput analysis. Material properties such as stiffness and adhesivity are known to influence cell behavior, but creating the huge number and diversity of materials needed […]
Researchers say promotion of clean energy helps build key political coalitions
Once again Berkeley BioE has been ranked 9th in the nation among undergraduate bioengineering programs by U.S. News & World Report! UC Berkeley remains the #1 public university and the #3 overall undergraduate engineering program. Go Bears!
In a course on western water history, Paiute tribal elder Harry Williams shares his knowledge of ancient ditches in California's Owens Valley, site of pivotal, early water wars. Students' research "will help us fight for the water rights of our people,” he says.
Discovery unleashes immune system to fight cancer
The digital stethoscope designed by BioE undergrad startup Eko Devices has won federal permission to enter the market.
Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots
Californians support stronger efforts to fight climate change by requiring more electricity to come from renewable resources and cutting gasoline use in half, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS).
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution
Check out more on the Bioengineering/Nutritional Sciences research collaboration to implant energy-burning brown fat into mice to stimulate weight loss, featuring Professor Kevin Healy.
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California
Learn more about Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev, a new Berkeley faculty member with joint appointments in Bioengineering, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has received an NSF EAGER grant for funding of his research project, “BRAIN EAGER: Going All Wireless to Establish Bats as The First Mammalian Model System for Vocal Learning.” The NSF Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research […]