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 Seung-Wuk Lee’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.

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.

Alumna Woodruff studies toxic exposure at UCSF

Professor Tracey Woodruff, PhD 1991, is now the director of UC San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE). Her work identifying, measuring and preventing exposure to environmental contaminants that affect human reproduction and development is featured in the latest issue of the UCSF magazine.

BioE sweeps top three at AAPM

BioE PhD student Daniel Hensley of Professor Steven Conolly’s lab took first prize at the 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigators Symposium. Jessie Lee, student of Professors Chris Diederich and John Kurhanewicz, took second place, and Zhi Wei Tay of Conolly Lab took third.

Su named NSF GROW Fellow

PhD student Elaine Su has received an NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship, which will enable her to conduct research in Ireland. 

Vlassakis named 2017 SLAS fellow

Congratulations to Julea Vlassakis, the 2017 recipient of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Graduate Education Fellowship Grant.

2017 Departmental Fellows

Congratulations to our 2017 recipients of departmental fellowships! We are pleased to announce our new Brodie Scholar, Thomas Carey, Craven Scholar, Shakked Halperin, Lloyd Scholars, Xinyi Zhou and Cameron Nemeth, and Lewis Scholar, Andrew Sczesnak.