2016 Departmental Fellows

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!

Congratulations to 12 new NSF Fellows!

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

Full and Keasling new AAAS members

Professors Robert Full and Jay Keasling, both of UC Berkeley, have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2016.

Lindsey Osimiri is new Soros Fellow

Congratulations to BioE PhD student Lindsey Osimiri, named a 2016 Soros Fellow! The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a prestigious honor recognizing the contributions and promise of young people who are recent additions to the ranks of Americans.

Bolt Threads SXSW interview

Check out this great interview with PhD alum and Bolt Threads founder David Breslauer at SXSW!

Jenelle Feather receives DOE CSGF

Jenelle Feather, a first year PhD student in BioE, was selected for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF), an award for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

Bidens tour UCSF Bioengineering laboratories

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, PhD, visited UCSF as part of the National Cancer Moonshot initiative. They toured the UCSF Center for Advanced Technology, where they met with graduate program faculty Zev Gartner, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Wendell Lim, professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.

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.