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Lee-Karlon

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BioE alumna gives Minner Lecture 4/26

Biotech and Social Responsibility
Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon
BS Bioengineering 1989
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management and Operations at Genentech
2:00 PM, Sutardja Dai Hall
Reception to follow.

Our next seminar:

  • “Design Principles of Living Membranes”

    April 25, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    Ilya Levental, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Recent discoveries have elucidated the crucial role for liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena in cellular biology. I will briefly introduce recent discoveries in three-dimensional phase partitioning of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm, followed by our recent observations on phase separation in mammalian plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is the physical and functional interface between a cell...

2018 Rising Star Lecture

Stanley Qi

We are pleased to welcome Professor Stanley Qi of Stanford University, and 2012 BioE alumnus, as our 2017-2018 Rising Star speaker.

Wednesday, April 11
12:00 – 1:00 PM
106 Stanley Hall

“Beyond Editing: Exploring and Engineering a Living Genome Using a Dead Molecule”

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

BioE alumni on different continents win grant to to see molecular structure of membraneless organelles

BioE alumni on different continents win grant to to see molecular structure of membraneless organelles

Bioengineering PhD alumni Nick Fawzi and Sapun Parekh started a conversation about something completely different and ended up with a grant from the Human Frontier Science Program to study membraneless organelles.

You do Belong in Science – a podcast event by BioE PhD students

You do Belong in Science – a podcast event by BioE PhD students

You do belong in science – even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The Double Shelix podcast, hosted by UC Berkeley Bioengineering PhD Candidates Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf, launches on April 3 with a series of 7 episodes on the the theme of belonging in STEM. Every Tuesday, they’ll bring conversations with experts in science, education, and inclusion in conversation about how we can create STEM communities where all feel belonging.

Outstanding student poster at Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (MMB)

Outstanding student poster at Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (MMB)

BioE PhD student Alison Su, in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, won the Outstanding Student Poster award at this year’s International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology.

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.”

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:

  • Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Tools for Mapping Molecular and Cellular Circuits

    April 20, 2018, 2–3 p.m.

    Evans Hall

    Prof. Alice Ting, Stanford University, Genetics/Biology/Chemistry

    The first part of the talk will describe optogenetic tools we have developed for labeling and manipulating functional circuits in the brain (e.g., FLARE and related tools). The second part of the talk will describe chemogenetic tools we have developed for mapping molecular interactions in living cells (e.g., APEX and TurboID). ******** Alice Ting did her PhD in Chem here at UC Berkeley...

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

    April 23, 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...

  • “Design Principles of Living Membranes”

    April 25, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

    Stanley Hall

    Ilya Levental, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Recent discoveries have elucidated the crucial role for liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena in cellular biology. I will briefly introduce recent discoveries in three-dimensional phase partitioning of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm, followed by our recent observations on phase separation in mammalian plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is the physical and functional interface between a cell...

  • Minner Distinguished Lecture

    April 26, 2018, 2–3 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, BioE '89, Genentech

UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering