How Close Are We to Growing Human Body Parts in Laboratories?

BioE program faculty Todd McDevitt talks about his work creating organoids and the challenges faced in manufacturing human tissues in this video series by Seeker.

Prof Edward Chang in “Rebooting Kimberly’s Brain”

UCSF Bioengineering program faculty and neurosurgeon Edward Chang is part of the team unlocking new ways of treating epilepsy and mental health, featured in this news video about innovative treatments at UCSF.

Desai Lab diabetes startup featured on NPR

Encellin, a biotech startup formed from research in Professor Tejal Desai’s lab at UCSF, may have engineered and insulin-releasing implant to manage type-1 diabetes.

Roy Lab artificial kidney featured on Wired

Learn more about Professor Shuvo roy’s artificial implantable kidney.

Alumnus Kunwoo Lee in 30 Under 30

2016 PhD and founder of startup GenEdit Kunwoo Lee has been named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30. Lee, a former student in Professor Niren Murthy’s lab, developed a way to deliver muscular dystrophy-curing CRISPR edits to the body using nanoparticles.

Alumna Khine named UC Irivine Engineering Innovator of the Year

Michelle Khine, 2005 PhD alumna and current professor at UC Irvine, was named their 2017 Innovator of the Year and featured in Irvine’s Discovery magazine.

Shuvo Roy Receives $2.4M NIH Grant for Bioartificial Pancreas

The project focuses on using silicon nanopore membranes as an immunoisolation barrier to protect stem-cell derived insulin producing cells from pro-inflammatory attack, while ensuring physiologic oxygenation and glucose-insulin kinetics. Data supporting the grant application was developed by BioE PhD student Shang Song.

Conolly Lab collects prizes at World Molecular Imaging Conference

Students from Professor Steven Conolly’s lab took First Place in 4 of the top 12 categories of poster awards against stiff international competition at the World Molecular Imaging Conference in Philadelphia this month.

Tabla wins Fast Co. Innovation by Design Award

The low-cost, accurate device that uses sound waves to diagnose pneumonia, created by BioE PhD student Adam Rao with Berkeley MEng graduates Chen Bao and Jorge Ruiz, is the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.

From Homelessness to a Doctoral Fellowship at Berkeley

PhD student Zachery Robinson had a long road to become a Chancellor’s Fellow in bioengineering.