Bioengineering research and education at UC Berkeley
Spring Seminar Series
Please join us at our Spring Seminar Series, Wednesdays, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM, 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
We’re proud of you! Watch the 2015 Commencement ceremonies online.
Researchers in professor John Dueber’s lab have taken us one step closer to producing more medications through synthetic biology by replicating some of the chemical processes of the opium poppy in yeast. Will DeLoache, bioengineering graduate student and study lead author, and collaborators, were able to synthesize the poppy compound reticuline from tyrosine, a derivative of glucose.
BioE alumna Charvi Shetty was profiled in Berkeley Engineer magazine this semester with her startup company, Knox Diagnostics. She’s developing an inexpensive asthma diagnostic, first designed in the Bioe Senior Capstone course.