Desai examines inclusivity

Tejal video

Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences professor Tejal Desai talks about the evolution of a more inclusive scientific community in this video.

DeRisi new AAAS Fellow

Professor Joseph DeRisi, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF and member of the graduate program, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes the world’s most accomplished leaders in science, humanities, arts, business and public affairs.

Datta and Monteiro new NDSEG Fellows

Congratulations to BioE PhD students Esha Datta and David Monteiro, awarded 2015 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 the Army Research Office (ARO).

New breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis

Professor Michelle Chang, member of the graduate program in bioengineering and UC Berkeley professor of chemistry, is one of the lead researchers developing a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural photosynthetic process.

Neira wins Ford Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to bioengineering PhD student Hector Neira, awarded a prestigious 2015 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. 

Congratulations new BioE NSF fellows

Prestigious  National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to five continuing Berkeley-UCSF graduate students: Nicole Repina, Suraj Makhija, Jennifer Hu, and Ben Hinton. Incoming students Yiqi Cao, Shakked Halperin, and James Lucas are also NSF recipients.

Congratulations outstanding GSIs

Congratulations to Stacey Lee, Eda Altiok, Malav Desai, and Kevin Yamauchi, 2014-2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors at UC Berkeley. These GSIs were nominated by their instructor for excellent teaching and mentoring as GSIs in a bioengineering class. Congratulations!

Bioengineers in UCSF video


Check out PhD student Harrison Liu and alum Mozzi Etemadi in the new UCSF Pride video.

Both schools receive top rankings

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The Bioengineering Graduate Program was once again ranked 7th in the nation by US News and World Report.

‘Smart bandage’ detects early bedsores

A team of researchers, including UC Berkeley professor Michel Maharbiz and UCSF professor Shuvo Roy, have developed new sensor-packed “smart bandages” that actually detect damage to the skin before it becomes visible, allowing caregivers to prevent the formation of infection-prone bedsores.