November 9, 2011 – Desulfovibrio vulgaris is a sulfate-reducing bacterium with the unique ability to metabolize metals. A boon to toxic waste cleanup and a curse to oil drilling and storage, understanding how D. vulgaris responds to environmental changes is key for managing use of the bacteria.
Archives for 2011
November 8, 2011 The California Academy of Sciences has posted a new video about the CellScope – Fletcher lab’s mobile, cellphone-based microscopy platform. Check it out!
October 7, 2011 – Bioengineering Ph.D. student Akwasi Apori won the Lab on a Chip Widmer Poster Award at the 2011 International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS).
September 22, 2011 Berkeley Bioengineering Assistant Professor Irina Conboy has achieved a breakthrough in regenerative medicine, reprogramming muscles to form new muscle cells.
September 19, 2011 Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr, along with graduate student Kelly Karns, has developed a microfluidic assay which can test tears for proteins that signal disease.
September 14. 2011 UC Berkeley Bioengineering was ranked in the TOP TEN undergraduate bioengineering programs in the United States, according to US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings this week!
June 21, 2011 The CellScope, a portable cellphone-based microphone from Berkeley BioE Professor Dan Fletcher’s class and laboratory, has been making more big news lately. Most recently the CellScope has been featured in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle.
May 17, 2011 Bioengineering Lecturer Terry Johnson has been recognized with the Spring 2011 Outstanding Instructor Award from the Bioengineering Honor Society. He was also awarded the 2011 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award and named an Eminent Engineer by the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
May 2011 Heather Bowerman, a graduate of UC Berkeley Bioengineering (B.S. ’05), has been appointed by the White House as an Associate in the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).