Thomas Carey – Using Saliva For Cancer Diagnostics

Learn more about Thomas Carey’s work developing a microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid, particularly saliva. Carey won the 2018 Early Innovator Award at the Molecular Medicine Tri Conference for this research.

Yiqi Cao takes second at UC GradSlam

Congratulations Yiqi Cao, who took second place at the 2018 UC System-wide GradSlam! Yiqi represented all of UCSF against students from across the UC system, competing to do the best 3-minute explanation of their PhD thesis.

2018 Outstanding GSIs

Congratulations to Nicole Repina, Kayla Wolf, Albert You, and Xinyi Zhou, 2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors at UC Berkeley. These GSIs were nominated by their instructor for excellent teaching and mentoring as GSIs in a bioengineering class. Congratulations!

Ayad named Schlumberger Faculty for the Future

BioE PhD student Nadia Ayad has been awarded a 2018-19 Faculty for the Future fellowship. The Schlumberger Foundation selected the most recent Faculty for the Future women in STEM from emerging and developing countries engaged in post-graduate studies at various universities around the world.

Congratulations NSF Fellows!

Prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to four continuing and three incoming Berkeley-UCSF graduate students!

You do Belong in Science – a podcast event by BioE PhD students

You do belong in science – even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The Double Shelix podcast, hosted by UC Berkeley Bioengineering PhD Candidates Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf, launches on April 3 with a series of 7 episodes on the the theme of belonging in STEM. Every Tuesday, they’ll bring conversations with experts in science, education, and inclusion in conversation about how we can create STEM communities where all feel belonging.

Outstanding student poster at Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (MMB)

BioE PhD student Alison Su, in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, won the Outstanding Student Poster award at this year’s International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology.

BioE Ph.D. student learns how to tug at federal purse strings

BioE PhD student Andrew Bremer attended the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. CASE educates STEM students on science policy matters – including in-depth learning about the mechanisms of federal research spending and how to engage with policymakers as scientists.

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!

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.