December 2007 Bioengineering Ph.D. alumna Michelle Khine, currently Assistant Professor of Engineering at UC Merced, has pioneered a creative way to make microfluidic patterns using Shrinky-Dinks – the shrinking plastic craft toys of the 1970’s.
November 5, 2007 Bioengineering team Parada Imaging won first place in the 2007 Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
November 2007 Bioengineering graduate student Erik Douglas used a new technique for precisely positioning cells for study in a microscopic chemistry “lab-on-a-chip” to spell out “Cal” for the cover of the November 2007Lab on a Chip.
November 2007 Bioengineering graduate student Erik Douglas is featured in the October 22 Chemical & Engineering News for his work teaching chemistry in the College Program at San Quentin Prison. Read more in C&EN.
July 11, 2007 Bioengineering graduate student in Professor Rich Mathies’ lab made the news in Florida this month, testing out a mobile DNA analysis device developed in their lab.
July 2007 Bioengineering graduate students Rich Cohen, Sapun Parekh, Azucena Rodriguez, and Mike Rosenbluth, all from Associate Professor Dan Fletcher’s lab, traveled to the Dominican Republic this summer to explore the use of Needle-free jet injectors for immunizations. Their trip was funded mainly through the Berkeley Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS ). Read all about the […]
July 2007 R&D Magazine recognized Bioengineering Ph.D. alumnus Shyam Patel’s work on nerve grafts in their list of the Top 25 Micro/Nano Technologies of 2007.
June 2007 Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineers did well at the 8th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, held June 15-17 at UC San Francisco. Bioengineering undergrad Amit Jain and graduate student Theresa Ulrich took the Best Poster award at the conference, while BioE undergrad Albert Mach took the 2nd place poster award for his work with graduate student […]
June 2007 Congratulations to recent Bioengineering Ph.D. recipient Shyam Patel, who won 3rd place in BMEidea this year!
May 2007 Our own Bioengineering alumna Michelle Khine is on the cover of this month’s edition of Genome Technology Magazine.
May 2007 Bioengineering teams won first, second or third place in FIVE out of the ten 2007 UC Berkeley Bears Breaking Boundaries contests.
April 21, 2007 Graduate students of the UCSF/UC Berkeley Graduate Group won top places in this year’s UCSF Global Life Science Innovation Competition.
December 1, 2006 Bioengineering alumna Tejal Desai is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Young Leader from the UC Berkeley College of Engineering.
November 24, 2006 BioE and EECS teams were the winners of this year’s Berkeley Technology Breakthrough Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
November 10, 2006 Michelle Khine, who received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering here in 2005, is now an Assistant Professor in the new College of Engineering faculty at UC Merced.
October 23, 2006 Bioengineering graduate students Craig Hashi and Yiqian Zhu were the winners in the Graduate Category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Craig Hashi is a member of Bioengineering Professor Song Li’s tissue engineering lab, and Yiqian Zhu works under supervision of Professors William Young and Guo-Yuan Yang at The Center for Cerebrovascular Research […]
August 2, 2006 Incoming Bioengineering graduate student Javad Golji is a participant in this year’s Mongol Rally, an 8,000-mile charity race from London to Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.
June 19, 2006 Sarah Nelson, UCSF Professor of Radiology and UC Berkeley Professor of Bioengineering, has been chosen as the new Scientific Directory of QB3 – UCSF.
June 7, 2006 A team from bioengineering professor Song Li’s lab won first place in the 2006 Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Award (BMEidea) Competition — a national competition celebrating student biomedical innovation.
May 2006 Many Bioengineering students and alumni have been awarded fellowships or honorable mentions through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
February 2006 Bioengineering researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have succeeded in using single strands of synthetic DNA to firmly fasten biological cells to non-biological surfaces. This technique has multiple potential applications including biosensors, drug-screening technologies, the growing of artificial tissues and the design of neural networks.
November 30, 2005 Two bioengineering teams were finalists in the 2005 Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s 2005 Technology Breakthrough Competition, while s team from BioE and ChemE professor Jay Keasling’s lab took home the grand prize.
April 2005 Our Bioengineering graduate program has been named one of the top ten Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering schools in the country by the 2006 US News and World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” review. This ranking is up three places from last year’s.
April 2005 Bioengineering Ph.D. students Nate Beyor, Erik Douglas and Stephanie Yeung, along with Julien Decot of the Haas School of Business, have teamed up to work on a solution to shipping industry proliferation of marine invasive species.