The CellScope otoscope, based on the CellScope pioneered by Dan Fletcher’s lab, is being developed by alumnus Erik Douglas’ startup Cellscope, Inc.
Archives for April 2014
Bioengineering major Brooke Liang is among the five finalists for the University Medal, the top award for a graduating undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Congratulations Brooke!
Professor Adam Arkin has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The E.O. Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy’s highest scientific honor, recognizes Arkin “for his work advancing biological and environmental sciences.”
BioE undergraduate Rahul and recent grad Julie are featured in this video of appreciation for Berkeley campus donors. Watch “Thanks to You” on YouTube.
Founded by 2012 undergraduate alumna Charvi Shetty, and a product of the BioE 192 Capstone Senior Design course, Knox Medical Diagnostics is designing a portable spirometer with a mobile interface that objectively tracks asthma severity to allow for a personalized and real-time action plan. Knox was a winner of the 2014 Biotech Challenge and is now one of the 2014 cohort of The Foundry @ CITRIS teams, with a six-month residency providing access to design, manufacturing and business development tools, along with a community of entrepreneurs and experts to help bring their products and ideas to market.
The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Phillip Messersmith as the newest member of our faculty.
Inspired by turkey skin, Seung-Wuk Lee’s team has devised a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules. This research was published in January in Nature Communications.