Tejal Desai Awarded Brown Engineering Alumni Medal

Tejal A. Desai, PhD alumna and professor and chair of the Department of the UCSF Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal (BEAM) from Brown University’s School of Engineering, in recognition of her career achievements in the field of engineering.

Anderson lab develops potential molecular lock and key for GMOs

Researchers in bioengineering professor Chris Anderson’s lab have used synthetic biology to develop an easy way to lock down bacteria, to contain its accidental spread. The work, led by recent BioE Ph.D. Gabriel Lopez, shows promise as a potential method of containing advances created through synthetic biology and genetic engineering.

Vlassakis to co-chair Gordon Research Seminar

Bioengineering graduate student Julea Vlassakis was elected Co-Chair of the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on the Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics.

Ke Xu named 2015 Pew scholar

Ke Xu, assistant professor of chemistry and member of the bioengineering graduate program, has been named a Pew scholar, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

BioE grad students sweep prizes at AAPM Northern California

Bioengineers took all three top prizes at the Northern California American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting this year, beating out a crowd of postdocs and grad students from UC Davis, UCSF, Stanford, LBNL, and Berkeley.

Alumni startup Bolt Threads in Businessweek

Bolt Threads, a startup company founded by BioE PhD alum David Breslauer, is planning to revolutionize the clothing industry by spinning spider silk from engineered yeast.

Two faculty named Bakar Fellows

Bioengineering Graduate Program members Michael Lustig and Ke Xu have been named to the second cohort of Bakar Fellows at UC Berkeley. The Bakar Fellows Program supports innovative research by early career faculty at UC Berkeley with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences or multidisciplinary work in these disciplines.

BioE Bakar Fellows profiled

Learn about the disruptive technologies pioneered by four different Bioengineering Graduate Program faculty in Berkeley Engineer magazine – Laura Waller, Shawn Shadden, John Dueber, and Miki Lustig.

Bioengineers receive $3.2 million for visionary retina research

Austin Roorda, UC Berkeley professor of optometry and vision science and member of the graduate program, is lead investigator on an ambitious new project to map the interaction of retinal cells in an effort to better understand how visual data is processed before it is sent to the brain. The research is funded by the National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative.

Alum Etemadi profiled at UCSF

BioE PhD alumnus Mozzi Etemadi was profiled this Spring in the UCSF newsletter.