UCSF team develops early-warning system for preterm labor

Mozzi at work

A UCSF team including recent PhD Mozzi Etemadi was featured in the SF Chronicle for their Smart Diaphragm to detect preterm labor. This research was also a Master of Translational Medicine program project in 2010-11.

Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

cell herding video screen

Researchers led by recent BioE PhD Daniel Cohen and Professor Michel Maharbiz found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering.

Chemical temporarily restores sight in blind mice

mouse retina

UC Berkeley professor Richard Kramer and his colleagues have restored sight to blind mice using a small molecule called DENAQ, which, as a photoswitch chemical, changes conformation in response to light.

Mofrad shows how Staph bacteria adhere to nanostructures

Staph bacteria

Professor Mohammad Mofrad and his lab have investigated, for the first time, how individual Staphylococcus Aureus cells glom onto metallic nanostructures of various shapes and sizes. Their research could guide the development of bacteria-resistant materials.

MTM and PhD team gets $2.7mil to reduce premature births

smart diaphragm team

A team led by bioengineering Master of Translational Medicine and PhD students, along with UCSF bioengineering and medical faculty and staff, has received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant of $2.7 million over three years for a collaborative project aimed at reducing premature births.

Maharbiz develops smart bandages to track wound healing

Gallant featured in Nature

Gallant's brain decoding software screenshot

Neuroscientist Jack Gallant was featured in the latest edition of the journal Nature, discussing his team’s work on creating algorithms to decode brain scans and decipher what people are seeing, hearing and feeling.

Michelle Chang’s work touted in Science

A new synthetic biology technique could revolutionize medicinal chemistry by enabling site-selective insertion of fluorine into natural products in vivo. Read more (subscription required) at Science.

Nelson leads team to new prostate cancer monitoring method

Sarah Nelson, UCSF Professor of radiology and co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, has led a team of researchers who developed a new imaging technology to noninvasively image prostate tumors.

The Biological Basis of SPD in Kids

July 9, 2013 – Ph.D. alumna Julia Owen (2011) and UCSF faculty member Pratik Mukherjee have published breakthrough research showing that Sensory Processing Disorders in children have a biological basis.