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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.​

Behind the Curtain

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Behind the Curtain lecture series
4:00 - 5:00 pm
410 HMMB
Feb 25: Tony Fields (BS ‘83)
Clinical Trials: Successes and Fails

Our next seminar:

  • Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

    April 1, 2019, 4–5 p.m.

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Apr. 1 – Verna Manty Rodriguez (BS ‘82) Boston Scientific, Stanford Photonics, BTG These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.

2019 Distinguished Lecture

Dennis Discher

March 15, 3:00
106 Stanley Hall
Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

Please join us for the 2019 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering, featuring alumnus Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania.

from Scaling in ‘Omics & Nuclear Rupture to a Macrophage Checkpoint in Cancer

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Streets receives NSF CAREER Award

Streets receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Aaron Streets has been awarded a 2019 NSF CAREER Award for his research on a microfluidic-microscopy hybrid platform for whole-tissue chemical and transcriptional profiling. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent

Welcome Professor Liana Lareau!

We are extremely pleased to announce our newest faculty member, Dr. Liana Lareau. A graduate of MIT and UC Berkeley, her research uses computational and molecular biology to understand how post-transcriptional regulation leads to robust and flexible control of gene expression. Welcome Liana!

Healy wins CERSI research award

Professor Kevin Healy has been awarded a grant from the FDA through the UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). The grant will cover collaborative research on “Multi-organ microphysiological systems for modeling clinical drug effects.”

I’m a Bioengineer

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.”

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.”

Upcoming events:

  • 2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

    March 19, 2019

    Gladstone Institutes

    Jan AMBROSINI Attachments10:21 AM (22 minutes ago) to Jan, bcc: qb3facultyucb Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers, Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached. Jan 2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone...

  • Career Lab: CVs (for faculty positions or gov't research)

    March 19, 2019, 12:15–1:30 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    This interactive session will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview with advice and tips, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials, with career advisor assistance. (You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or a laptop.) You do not need to be currently on the job market to benefit from participating in this event. You will gain insights...

  • BSAC Technology Seminar - Miniaturized Interfaces and Implants for Neural Applications and Bioelectronics Medicine

    March 19, 2019, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

    Cory Hall

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, Germany

    Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must be integrated on...

  • STEM PhD Leadership and Community Expo (SPLiCE)

    March 19, 2019, 6–7:30 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    QB3-Berkeley, VSPA, and Grad Division invite you to participate in our first ever STEM PhD Leadership & Community Expo (SPLiCE), taking place on March 19, 2019, 6pm in Stanley Hall. SPLiCE is a new event with the aim of connecting Berkeley’s graduate and postdoc scientists in an environment which will foster engagement and new opportunities. Why should you attend SPLiCE? Because at this unique...

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