Bioe alumna (Ph.D. 1998) and graduate faculty member Tejal Desai has been appointed Chair of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, effective August 1, 2014.
Bioengineering graduate program faculty are among the researchers at UC Berkeley and UCSF who will be working to develop devices to be implanted in the brain to target and correct malfunctioning neural circuits. Graduate prorgram faculty involved include Jose Carmena, Robert Knight, and Michel Maharbiz at UC Berkeley and Edward Chang at UCSF.
BioE PhD student Monica Kapil has been awarded a UC Berkeley Dissertation-Year Fellowship. This award is open to doctoral students who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research, and who are in their final year of dissertation work. Monica has been extremely active in recruitment and community outreach activities, and is a member of Professor […]
Congratulations to Professor Austin Roorda, awarded a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships. Roorda is Chair of the vision science graduate group, professor of optometry and vision science, UC Berkeley, and member of the Bioe graduate program faculty.
First year PhD student Judy Savitskaya has been awarded on of only fifteen 2014 Hertz Foundation Fellowships in the United States. The highly prestigious Hertz Fellowship is among the oldest and most coveted awards in science and engineering graduate studies. Judy is the only current student awardee at UC Berkeley or UCSF. Congratulations!
Two of our graduate faculty – Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz – provided inspiration and technical consulting to the new Johnny Depp movie, Transcendence. The movie, released in April 2014, depicts Depp working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions.