Alumna profile: Laura Croft

Get to know PhD alumna Laura’s work with Booz Allen Hamilton.

CRISPR diversifies: Cut, paste, on, off, and now– evolve!

Researchers led by BioE PhD student Shakked Halperin, working in the laboratories of David Schaffer and John Dueber at UC Berkeley, have described yet another creative application for CRISPR: a platform to spur evolution of specific genes inside cells.

Diassess wins HHS BARDA award for home influenza test

Alumni startup Diassess has been selected for an award of up to $21M for further development of a consumer at-home influenza diagnostic, which could have significant impact on controlling the spread of the flu. The company was founded by PhD alumni Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen.

Thomas Carey – Using Saliva For Cancer Diagnostics

Learn more about Thomas Carey’s work developing a microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid, particularly saliva. Carey won the 2018 Early Innovator Award at the Molecular Medicine Tri Conference for this research.

Alumna Sode at MIT SOLVE

Watch PhD Alumna Miki Sode, Commercial Innovation Program Manager, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, discuss how the technologies being designed to make future life in space safe, efficient, and sustainable might be adapted to do the same on Earth.

Yiqi Cao takes second at UC GradSlam

Congratulations Yiqi Cao, who took second place at the 2018 UC System-wide GradSlam! Yiqi represented all of UCSF against students from across the UC system, competing to do the best 3-minute explanation of their PhD thesis.

BioE alumni on different continents win grant to to see molecular structure of membraneless organelles

Bioengineering PhD alumni Nick Fawzi and Sapun Parekh started a conversation about something completely different and ended up with a grant from the Human Frontier Science Program to study membraneless organelles.

2018 Outstanding GSIs

Congratulations to Nicole Repina, Kayla Wolf, Albert You, and Xinyi Zhou, 2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors at UC Berkeley. These GSIs were nominated by their instructor for excellent teaching and mentoring as GSIs in a bioengineering class. Congratulations!

Ayad named Schlumberger Faculty for the Future

BioE PhD student Nadia Ayad has been awarded a 2018-19 Faculty for the Future fellowship. The Schlumberger Foundation selected the most recent Faculty for the Future women in STEM from emerging and developing countries engaged in post-graduate studies at various universities around the world.

Congratulations NSF Fellows!

Prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to four continuing and three incoming Berkeley-UCSF graduate students!