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Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with Industry

bio tech connect

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with Industry

The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.

February 22, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Stanley Hall Atrium

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. RSVP here!

Our next seminar:

  • “Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips”

    February 21, 2018, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University

    In this presentation, I will describe work we have been carrying out at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard that I head, which leverages biological design principles to develop new engineering innovations. I will highlight recent advances that my team has made in the engineering of “Organs-on-Chips”— microfluidic devices lined by living human cells created with...

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2018 UC Berkeley Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Donald E. Ingber
Harvard University

Wednesday, Feb 21, 3:30 PM, in 105 Stanley Hall
Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips

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Alumna Lee-Karlon elected to AIMBE

Alumna Lee-Karlon elected to AIMBE

BioE undergrad alumna Ann Lee-Karlon, later a PhD graduate of UC San Diego, has been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018. She was recognized for “outstanding leadership in successful drug development and business operations in Genentech and for enhancing diversity of future BME leaders.”

I’m a Bioengineer

Shilpi Mathrani

Shilpi Mathrani

Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015

I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”

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 ..to choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”

Upcoming events:

  • “Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips”

    February 21, 2018, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University

    In this presentation, I will describe work we have been carrying out at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard that I head, which leverages biological design principles to develop new engineering innovations. I will highlight recent advances that my team has made in the engineering of “Organs-on-Chips”— microfluidic devices lined by living human cells created with...

  • Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

    February 22, 2018, 3:30–6 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus. Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.

  • Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

    February 22, 2018, 4–5 p.m.

    Soda Hall

    Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

  • “Systems Approaches for Understanding Antimicrobial Efficacy”

    February 23, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

    Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

    Jason Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Recent advances in high-throughput experimental technologies and data analytics now enable unprecedented quantification and association of biological signals with markers of human health and disease; but current efforts to harness this potential fail to reliably produce the mechanistic biological insights necessary for driving translational innovation. Here, we will discuss systems approaches for...

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