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 leaders of tomorrow.

The visit was outstanding and provided the representatives, who have jurisdiction over NIH funding, some rare insight into the impact of grant-funded science.