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.

2017 Outstanding GSIs

Congratulations to Daniel Hensley, George Lin, Monica Lin, and Hector Neira, 2016-2017 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!

Carey awarded Kang Family Graduate Fellowship

PhD student Thomas Carey has been granted a Kang Family Graduate Fellowship for Biotechnology for 2017-18.

Olivia Scheideler named P.E.O Scholar

PhD student Olivia Scheideler has been awarded a prestigious Scholar award from the P.E.O. International philanthropic organization.

Congratulations new NSF Fellows!

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

Kumar lab sheds new light on cellular stress fiber networks

New research from Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab uncovers fundamental design principles of how cells and tissues define and maintain their structure, combining sophisticated micropatterning technologies to engineer cell shape, laser nanosurgery to cut individual stress fibers with light and probe their internal structure, and mathematical modeling. Cell shape is critical in development, wound healing, stem cell differentiation, and cancer, among other processes. The lead author is bioengineering PhD student Elena Kassianidou.