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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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MTM student

MTM Capstone Showcase

Fri, Dec. 7, 3-5:00 pm
Stanley Hall B1 Atrium
Come hear students in the Berkeley – UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program showcase their capstone projects designed to improve health care.


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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Series A funding for Magnetic Insight

Series A funding for Magnetic Insight

Congrats to alumnus Patrick Goodwill and Prof Steve Conolly for securing Series A funding for their startup, Magnetic Insight. The $18M will support commercial growth of Magnetic Particle Imaging in cell therapy, vascular, and oncology applications.

2018 capstones complete – congratulations seniors!

2018 capstones complete – congratulations seniors!

Congratulations to our capstone seniors on finishing their BioE 192 senior projects!  This year students worked with seven clinical faculty at UCSF, UCSF Fresno, and Stanford to address problems including blood loss in low-resource conflict zones, robust approaches to draining ascites fluid from patients suffering from alcoholic liver disease, the user interface for individuals with

Sports Tech – Cal Athletics and Engineering

The Sports Tech Challenger Class, a collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, put athletes and engineers to work this fall developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.

I’m a Bioengineer

Brian McRae

Brian McRae

Software Engineer, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2012; MS Bioengineering/ Translational Medicine, 2013

Our team builds exciting web applications that visualize drug manufacturing data and enable faster and more informed decisions. We work with various manufacturing groups such as Operations and Validation to understand their problems and collaborate to design new software solutions.

“With a background in bioengineering, I can make better design choices because I can understand what is happening in the manufacturing plant and what the code ultimately needs to accomplish.”

Supada Sritanyaratana

Supada Sritanyaratana

Clinical Demand and Supply Leader, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I predict how much medicine we need to produce to ensure that we have enough medicine for the patients in our clinical trials. Currently, I am managing the global supply of a new Alzheimer’s drug and a Macular Degeneration (blindness) drug.

“When I’m faced with a new problem, I take a step back to brainstorm multiple possible solutions from different perspectives choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”

Upcoming events:

  • Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices

    April 19, 2019, 2–3 p.m.

    LeConte Hall

    Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way. Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

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