Alum Brownfield receives Cancer Society award

Congratulations to alum Doug Brownfield, presented an American Cancer Society Spark of Imagination Award for his work studying the gene expression of alveolar cells.

Seung-Wuk Lee gets another R&D 100

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.

Roy lab awarded $6M for implantable bioartificial kidney

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.

BioE leads new UC Tissue Regeneration Resource Center

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).

Alumnus Discher elected to National Academy of Medicine

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.

Keasling wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

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.

Desai elected to National Academy of Medicine

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.

Herr Lab featured at US Patent celebration

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.

Yartsev named 2015 Next Generation Leader

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.

Gartner builds human breast tissue, cell by cell

This story and video focuses on Professor Zev Gartner’s efforts to build fully functioning 3-D human tissue, cell by cell.