Bioengineering research and education at UC Berkeley
Professor Song Li has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2014 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.
Professor Sanjay Kumar and his colleagues have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquid products, such as paint and liquid cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together. The synthetic coatings are often called polymer brushes. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a flexible, sensitive coating that is easy and cheap to manufacture in large quantities.
BioE alumna Charvi Shetty is an entrepreneur launching Knox Medical Devices, her own startup company working on a device to track asthma symptoms. The device began as a project in the Senior Capstone Design course, taught by Amy Herr.