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​Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley where we pursue research and educational programs that open new areas of scientific inquiry, drive transformational technologies, and foster a community that trains and motivates the next generation of bioengineers.​

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Welcome back!

Classes start January 22.
Have a great semester, BioE Bears!

Our next seminar:

  • Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

    January 22, 2019, 10–11 a.m.

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations...

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Good luck on finals
and have a great break!

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Excellence in Lab Safety awards for two BioE labs!

Excellence in Lab Safety awards for two BioE labs!

Two BioE labs have been recognized with 2018 Excellence in Lab Safety awards from the campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety. Professor Amy Herr’s lab received the award for a Large Life Sciences lab, and Professor Phil Messersmith’s for a Large Physical Sciences lab. Keeping our researchers healthy so they can do healthy science!

UC Berkeley ranked 2nd best college for transfer students

UC Berkeley ranked 2nd best college for transfer students

MONEY Magazine used newly available federal data on completion rates for transfer students to highlight colleges where transfer students are succeeding in large numbers. Guess what? UC Berkeley is #2 in the US, because we love our transfers!

I’m a Bioengineer

Sanjibita Mishra

Sanjibita Mishra

Research Associate, Early Stage Development, Kite Pharma
Master of Engineering, Bioengineering, 2015

I perform process development to design, establish, and transfer cell therapy processes to support early phase clinical trials.

“The course and laboratory work at Berkeley helped me not only to grasp the principles but also allowed me to apply those in real life applications. I believe that the culture in Berkeley to encourage analytical thinking was crucial to my success both as student and in the industry.”

Alisha Manandhar

Alisha Manandhar

Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.

“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”

Upcoming events:

  • Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

    January 22, 2019, 10–11 a.m.

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations...

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

    January 22, 2019, 2–3 p.m.

    Durant Hall

    Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

  • Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

    January 22, 2019, 3–4 p.m.

    Durant Hall

    Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

    Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year! The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...

  • How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

    January 22, 2019, 4–5 p.m.

    Durant Hall

    Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

    Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget. Open to all UC Berkeley students.

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