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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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Now hiring new faculty

Bioengineering is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2018 in the broad areas of biological engineering and synthetic biology, including computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

Our next seminar:

  • Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth with Dr. Neil Ray

    September 27, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Dr. Neil Ray, Raydiant Oximetry

    To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.

Calling all BioE undergrads!

Join us for the annual BioE Undergraduate Town Hall, Wednesday Sept. 20, 5:00 PM, 105 Stanley Hall.

Find out what's in store for the coming year! Networking and snacks to follow.
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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Conboy lab describes first selective mammalian in vivo metabolic labeling of proteins in mixed environments,

Prof Irina Conboy’s lab has pioneered a method that paves the way to characterization of proteome alterations in vivo, whether imposed by age or disease.This research was published in Nature Communications.

Herr Lab awarded 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot

Professor Amy Herr’s lab has been awarded an R33 grant as part of the 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The grant will fund their work on “Advanced Cancer Classification via Single-Cell Electrophoretic Cytopathology.”

The National Cancer Moonshot works to accelerate research efforts by enhancing data access and facilitating collaborations among researchers, doctors, philanthropies, patients, patient advocates, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. The initiative aims to bring about a decade’s worth of advances in five years.

BioE tops 10 Best Master’s Degrees list

BioE tops 10 Best Master’s Degrees list

Bioengineering tops the new Forbes’ Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.

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.”

Upcoming events:

  • McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

    September 26, 2017, 2–4 p.m.

    2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

    Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

    The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

  • Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth with Dr. Neil Ray

    September 27, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Dr. Neil Ray, Raydiant Oximetry

    To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.

  • “Listening in on crosstalk in signaling networks”

    September 27, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Lani Wu, UCSF

    How complex signaling networks shape highly-coordinated, multistep cellular responses is poorly understood. Biological networks are highly complex, containing many components and many putative interactions. We developed a network-perturbation approach to identify where and when signaling actually occurs. Our results, illustrated on polarity networks in neutrophils and morphogenic networks in...

  • View from the Top: Lisa Davis

    September 28, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

    Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy – primarily electricity – so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable...

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