Congratulations to alum Doug Brownfield, presented an American Cancer Society Spark of Imagination Award for his work studying the gene expression of alveolar cells.
Bioengineering professor Seung-Wuk Lee has been honored with his second R&D 100 Award, this year for his development of color-changing biosensors, assembled from benign viruses, that can detect volatile chemicals.
A new $6 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has been awarded to UCSF Professor Shuvo Roy and colleagues for their work on a surgically implantable, artificial kidney.
Bioengineering graduate faculty Kevin Healy (UC Berkeley) and Jeffrey Lotz (UCSF) are among the leaders of the new University of California Tissue Regeneration Resource Center, a partnership between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. The center was established through a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
Bioengineering alumnus and Robert D. Bent Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Professor Jay Keasling has been one two 2015 winners of the Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, awarded by the Prime Minister of Israel. The prize is a $1 million award to the world’s top innovators in the alternative transportation sector.
Professor Tejal Desai, chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF and alumna of our Bioengineering Graduate Program, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Amy Herr’s lab will be a Featured Innovator at a celebration of the opening of the new Silicon Valley Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2015 Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Yartsev is one of only six distinguished young researchers who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to young scientists at the Allen Institute. The program recognizes the outstanding and innovative contributions from emerging scientific leaders and fosters professional development by providing opportunities and informal training on how to serve as scientific advisors.
This story and video focuses on Professor Zev Gartner’s efforts to build fully functioning 3-D human tissue, cell by cell.