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).

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.

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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.

Alumnus Kunwoo Lee in 30 Under 30

2016 PhD and founder of startup GenEdit Kunwoo Lee has been named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30. Lee, a former student in Professor Niren Murthy’s lab, developed a way to deliver muscular dystrophy-curing CRISPR edits to the body using nanoparticles.

Alumna Khine named UC Irivine Engineering Innovator of the Year

Michelle Khine, 2005 PhD alumna and current professor at UC Irvine, was named their 2017 Innovator of the Year and featured in Irvine’s Discovery magazine.

Alumna Woodruff studies toxic exposure at UCSF

Professor Tracey Woodruff, PhD 1991, is now the director of UC San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE). Her work identifying, measuring and preventing exposure to environmental contaminants that affect human reproduction and development is featured in the latest issue of the UCSF magazine.

Downing in 2017 30 Under 30

Congratulations 2013 PhD Tim Downing, now a professor at UC Irvine, named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work examining how extracellular signals can influence the final fate of cells.

BioE startup Lygos raises $13 million

Lygos Biotech, founded by PhD alumni Jeffrey Dietrich and Eric Steen, has raised $13 million in Series A funding to continue their work producing high-value specialty chemicals through synthetic biology. Their process uses domestic sugars instead of petroleum for chemical production, and has already resulted in the world’s first bio-based production of malonic acid.

BioE startup Diassess featured in Wired

John Waldeisen, CEO and Co-founder of Diassess, talks with Wired about the diagnostic tech landscape post-Theranos.