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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

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

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BioE startup GenEdit is featured in Wired as the first company devoted solely to Crispr delivery.

First Hacking for Impact Class Buzzes Around the Mosquito Problem

First Hacking for Impact Class Buzzes Around the Mosquito Problem

IEEE Spectrum talks with Professor Amy Herr, founder of Berkeley’s Hacking for Impact course, about the non-technical challenges of pursuing impact.

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

Ori Hoxha

Ori Hoxha

Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016

My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.

“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”

Kathleen Gallo

Kathleen Gallo

Associate Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Channel Medsystems
Masters in Translational Medicine, 2011

I’ve been responsible for our company’s regulatory submissions in the US, Mexico, Canada, and the EU, as well as providing clinical and technical support for the physician investigators in our pivotal trial.

“I gained my foundation in clinical research and regulatory affairs through the MTM program. This allowed me to jump in quickly when our company developed the need for clinical and regulatory support.”

Upcoming events:

  • UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

    February 19, 2018, 6–8 p.m.

    Barrows Hall

    Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

    Ethnic Studies 98/198 Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18 Course Control Number (CCN): 24251 Units: 1-3 units Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...

  • “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.

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