Athena Award for Winkler and Wolf

BioE PhD students Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf are receiving a 2018 Women In Technology Initiative Athena Award for Next Generation Engagement, for Double Shelix, their podcast all about women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science.

Rao wins UCSF Shark Tank Pitch Competition

PhD student Adam Rao won the UCSF Shark Tank 2018 competition with his ongoing project, Tabla: Acoustic Pneumonia Detection Device. Six Surgical Innovations Accelerator finalists pitched their devices to a panel of experts, with Tabla winning the $50k in seed funding prize.

5 students named 2019 Siebel Scholars

Andrew Bremer, Marc Steven Chooljian, Phillip Kang, Stacey Lee, and Nicole Anne Repina have been named the 2019 UC Berkeley Siebel Scholars in Bioengineering by the Siebel Foundation.

Kwasi Amofa receives LBNL Bridge Fellowship

First-year PhD student Kwasi Amofa has been awarded a summer 2019 Bridge Fellowship by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Bridge Fellowship program immerses graduate students into Berkeley Lab research with a paid summer internship partnered with a laboratory researcher.

CRISPR diversifies: Cut, paste, on, off, and now– evolve!

Researchers led by BioE PhD student Shakked Halperin, working in the laboratories of David Schaffer and John Dueber at UC Berkeley, have described yet another creative application for CRISPR: a platform to spur evolution of specific genes inside cells.

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!