Athena Award for Winkler and Wolf

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.

House and Senate delegation meets with bioengineers

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 […]

Rao wins UCSF Shark Tank Pitch Competition

PhD student Adam Rao won the UCSF Shark Tank 2018 competition with his ongoing project, Tabla: Acoustic Pneumonia Detection Device. Six Surgical Innovations Accelerator finalists pitched their devices to a panel of experts, with Tabla winning the $50k in seed funding prize.

5 students named 2019 Siebel Scholars

Andrew Bremer, Marc Steven Chooljian, Phillip Kang, Stacey Lee, and Nicole Anne Repina have been named the 2019 UC Berkeley Siebel Scholars in Bioengineering by the Siebel Foundation.

Kwasi Amofa receives LBNL Bridge Fellowship

First-year PhD student Kwasi Amofa has been awarded a summer 2019 Bridge Fellowship by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Bridge Fellowship program immerses graduate students into Berkeley Lab research with a paid summer internship partnered with a laboratory researcher.

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.