BioE sweeps UCSF Grad Slam

PhD student Yiqi Cao took first place and the People’s Choice award at the 2018 UCSF Grad Slam competition, which challenges students to give a compelling presentation of their research in 3 minutes or less. Cao will now go on to compete in the UC system-wide Grad Slam event. Student Inez Raharjo took 2nd place, landing BioE in all of the top spots. Go BioE!

BioE leaps into national Top Five

US News and World Report has ranked the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering FOURTH among bioengineering graduate programs in the US. Go BioE!

In memory of Frank Tendick

Frank Tendick, Bioengineering PhD 1993, passed away on February 7, 2018. In addition to being an alumnus, Tendick taught Introduction to Robotics and several other graduate and undergraduate courses in bioengineering at UC Berkeley for many years. He established and directed the Milton J. Pearl and Leonard D. Rosenman Surgical Skills Center at UCSF, where he was also a faculty member, from 2003–2007. Our fondest thoughts and memories go with him.

Alumna Woodruff talks toxic flame retardants and maternal health

Alumna Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D., MPH, who directs the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, has been collaborating with clinicians at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) since 2008 to follow pregnant women and measure blood levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

Retraining the brain’s vision center to take action

Researchers led by UC Berkeley Professor and member of the graduate program Jose Carmena have demonstrated the astounding flexibility of the brain by training neurons that normally process input from the eyes to develop new skills, in this case, to control a computer-generated tone.

Four BioEs are UCSF Grad Slam finalists

BioE PhD students Katie Cabral, Yiqi Cao, Jennifer Hu, and Inez Raharjo are all finalists in the 2018 UCSF Grad Slam competition! The contest challenges PhD students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in three minutes or less, using language that non-specialists will understand. The winner from each campus will go on to compete in the UC system-wide Grad Slam contest in May. The 10 student finalists will present their research in a live contest on Thursday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus.

Bolt Threads co-founder wants you to wear recyclable silk clothes made from artificial proteins

Check out BioE PhD alum David Breslauer on the San Jose Mercury News Sunday Business front page.

Carey wins 2018 Diagnostic World Early Innovator Award

PhD student Thomas Carey was selected as the winner of the Diagnostics World Early Innovator Awards program at the 2018 Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco. Carey and his colleagues are developing a low-cost microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid.

O’Connell’s mechanical engineering to aid back surgery

Grace O’Connell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, heads a project to develop a systematic way to predict which patients are most vulnerable to secondary fractures or disc degeneration following spinal fusion.

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Learn more about BioE PhD alumnus Adam Mendelsohn, whose exciting work with his startup, Nano Precision Medical, Inc., is blazing new pathways in drug delivery.