Desai named President-Elect of AIMBE

Professor and alumna Tejal Desai was named President-Elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering at their annual event March 24-25. She has been Chair of the AIMBE College of Fellows for the past year. Great leadership Dr. Desai!

Creasey takes 2nd at UCSF Grad Slam

Bioengineer Olivia Creasey took second place in this year’s UCSF Grad Slam, which challenges students to give a compelling presentation of their research in 3 minutes or less. Creasey presented “An Instruction Manual for Islet Assembly”.

Therapy could improve, prolong sight

Research from the lab of UC Berkeley Professor Richard Kramer, Bioengineering Graduate Program faculty member, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness in those suffering vision loss. Rather than a cure for their underlying disease, this treatment works by reducing the noise generated by nerve cells in the eye to should bring images more sharply into view for people with some types of retinal degeneration, including age-related macular degeneration.

Three Bioengineers finalists at UCSF Grad Slam

Lindsey Osimiri, Olivia Creasey, and Hardik Kothare are all finalists in the UCSF Grad Slam, which challenges students to give a compelling presentation of their research in 3 minutes or less

UCSF receives record NIH funding

UC San Francisco was the top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018, the 12th year in a row that UCSF claimed the top spot among public institutions, and the eighth straight year in which the University ranked second overall among institutions nationwide.

Tejal Desai Named Director of UCSF Health Innovation Via Engineering Program

The Health Innovation Via Engineering (HIVE) program will drive connections and collaborations with faculty members in UCSF’s schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy to address unsolved challenges at the intersection of engineering and health.

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.

House and Senate delegation meets with bioengineers

Visitors from the US House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services visited UC Berkeley on Tuesday, October 16 and toured Professor Amy Herr’s laboratory. The appropriations staff met with several bioengineering graduate students, as well as Professor Herr, who were able to provide specific stories of NIH funding impact on both research and the […]

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.