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).

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.

Major Innovation in Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial and Spectral Info Simultaneously

Graduate faculty member Ke Xu has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, thus leading to the first “true-color” super-resolution microscope.

Another Milestone in Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis

Graduate faculty member Michelle Chang collaborated on a major new milestone in developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis.

Faculty Perspective: Cancer, Cultures, and Personalized Medicine

A conversation with Professor Sanjay Kumar about the technologies still needed to enable the future of medicine. This is the first in a series of interviews with faculty members about the hot developments and unmet needs in their fields.

Anderson lab develops potential molecular lock and key for GMOs

Researchers in bioengineering professor Chris Anderson’s lab have used synthetic biology to develop an easy way to lock down bacteria, to contain its accidental spread. The work, led by recent BioE Ph.D. Gabriel Lopez, shows promise as a potential method of containing advances created through synthetic biology and genetic engineering.

Bioengineers receive $3.2 million for visionary retina research

Austin Roorda, UC Berkeley professor of optometry and vision science and member of the graduate program, is lead investigator on an ambitious new project to map the interaction of retinal cells in an effort to better understand how visual data is processed before it is sent to the brain. The research is funded by the National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative.

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.

‘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.