BioE moves up to #6 in the US!

New rankings from US News & World Report placed our bioengineering graduate program tied for 6th best in the nation, up from 7th for the past two years.

Desai featured in Bay Area Women in Science show

Tejal Desai was featured in a special KQED-TV segment on Bay Area women in STEM, explaining bioengineering, nanotechnology, and careers in science. Tejal is Chair of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and an alumna of our own bioengineering graduate program. 

Tejal Desai featured on CBS News

BioE alum and UCSF professor Tejal Desai was featured on the evening news for her lab’s work to create a tiny implantable nanostructures that will monitor blood sugar and secrete and dispense insulin for diabetics.

Ke Xu named Sloan Research Fellow

Ke Xu, UC Berkeley Chevron Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Sloan Research Fellow. The fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders.

Faculty Perspective: Valerie Weaver on Cancer and Collaboration

A conversation with Professor Valerie Weaver, UCSF Professor of Surgery, about work in her highly collaborative cancer research lab. What is the main focus of your lab? We do a lot of work on cancer, mostly breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, and glioblastoma. There is another part of my lab that does stem cell work, primarily […]

Di Carlo receives Materials Research Society’s Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Bioengineering alumnus Dino Di Carlo, (B.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2006), has been named the 2016 Outstanding Young Investigator by the Materials Research Society. He is currently a professor in the department of bioengineering at UCLA. His award winning research, Microstructured Materials for Cell Analysis and Regeneration, will be presented at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit on Thursday, March 31 at UCLA.

Dumont receives CAREER and New Innovator Awards

Sophie Dumont, UCSF Assistant Professor of Cell and Tissue Biology, has been awarded the an NSF CAREER Award, and has also received an NIH New Innovator Award!

Full Lab designs robot inspired by cockroach locomotion

Members of UC Berkeley integrative biology professor Bob Full’s lab have designed a cockroach-inspired robot that can squeeze through the tiniest cracks and run at high speeds even when flattened. Full and recent PhD Kaushik Jayaram will publish their findings this month in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Interview with alumna Rachel Gerver

Check out this interview with PhD alumna Rachel Gerver on development engineering and early infant HIV diagnosis.

Herr receives 2016 AES Mid-Career Achievement Award

Professor Amy Herr is the 2016 recipient of the Mid-Career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society! This award is given for exceptional contributions to the field of electrophoresis, microfluidics, and related areas by an individual who is currently in the middle of their career. The award will be presented at the SciX Meeting this […]