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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.​

Commencement

graduates

2018 Commencement

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 graduates!
Graduating students and their families are invited to our department reception, Tuesday June 15, 11:30-1:00, between the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies, in Stanley Hall.

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MEng Capstone Showcase

MEng Capstone Showcase

2018 MEng Capstone Showcase

Check out the latest in collaborative engineering projects accomplished by Master of Engineering teams.
Wed 5/2 10am-4pm
Fri 5/4 1:30-6pm
Shires Hall (2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley)

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

Professor Adam Arkin co-authors the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published. He and collaborators have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions.

MTM student to speak at commencement

MTM student to speak at commencement

Once again a graduating MTM student has been chosen to speak at the College of Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Tsai-Chu Yeh will deliver the Master’s address at the ceremony on May 15, 2018.

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

Professor Ian Holmes writes about the importance of wording when talking about genetics and race, in the Atlantic, April 25.

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.”

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.”

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