Thoughts from Professor Adam Arkin, UC Berkeley, leading scholar in systems and synthetic biology. The world situation There are a number of large global problems facing humanity today. Possibly the largest is food. By 2050 or 2060 we expect to have 9 billion people on the planet, and by some estimates to feed those people […]
Congratulations to four of our bioengineering students who have been awarded UCSF merit fellowships for 2016-17. Jeremy Bancroft Brown and Jean Kim have received the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship, a competitive scholarship that rewards excellence in research. Jinny Sun has received a Genentech Fellowship, a competitive predoctoral fellowship to support eligible students in their biomedical research, […]
Joseph L. DeRisi, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and member of the Bioengineering Graduate Program, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Recent BioE PhD Augusto Tentori has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral study. Only 21 scholars in the country were granted postdoctoral fellowships this year. Tentori received his Ph.D. in 2015 for work in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, and is now a researcher at MIT.
BioE PhD student Elaine Yu, of Professor Steven Conolly’s lab, took first prize at the 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigators Symposium, held in Palo Alto on May 20. This is the third year in a row Conolly Lab has taken first place at the conference, join in 2014 and 2015 by students […]
Sharmila Majumdar, bioengineering graduate program faculty and Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) for her innovative contributions to the development of quantitative imaging methods.
BioE alumnus Dino Di Carlo, now a professor at UCLA, was awarded the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The award was presented at the White House on May 5, 2016.
Congratulations to BioE PhD students Tanner Dixon, Courtney Mazur, and Andrew Ng, , awarded 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and […]
Congratulations to our 2016 recipients of departmental fellowships! Donor-funded fellowships are an important vehicle for supporting our outstanding students. Independent funding allows them to work on pioneering research not yet funded by faculty grants, and to pursue their interests and passions. Our heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who have endowed these fellowships!
Prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to seven continuing and five incoming Berkeley-UCSF graduate students!