Professor Amy Herr has been named the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in Engineering at Cornell University for Fall 2015 through Spring 2018.
Archives for 2015
Professor Steven Conolly’s lab is the first in the world to achieve cell tracking in vivo by magnetic particle imaging.
Congratulations to the MTM Otto team, who have been awarded a VentureWell E Team grant for their design of a wearable cognitive assist device for the elderly. Otto is an integrated smartwatch solution that permits caregivers to communicate with, remind, monitor, and assess elderly patients. The project team of Aradhana Verma, Alex Diehl, and Ahmed Rahim work with Dr. Pierre Theodore of UCSF.
The Eko Core digital stethoscope, created by a startup founded by BioE alum Connor Landgraf with three other UC Berkeley graduates, has made Time magazine’s list of “25 Best Inventions of 2015.”
Professor Dan Fletcher, Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, has been named one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2015 by Foreign Policy magazine. Fletcher was selected as a top Innovator for designing a diagnostic microscope on a cell phone platform.
The Eko Core smart stethoscope, conceived in the BioE capstone design course and brought to market by BioE alum Connor Landgraf and his team at Eko Devices, has been named one of the 25 best inventions of 2015 by Time magazine!
Bioengineering professor Seung-Wuk Lee has been honored with his second R&D 100 Award, this year for his development of color-changing biosensors, assembled from benign viruses, that can detect volatile chemicals.
Professor Mohammad Mofrad’s lab has uncovered new clues to how the nuclear pore complex acts as a gatekeeper to the nucleus, allowing some molecules to enter and exit while keeping other molecules out.
Berkeley’s D! team is designing a smartphone app to help type 2 diabetes patients make healthy choices when dining out. The team, made up of students Brian Goodness and Owen Hsiao from the School of Information, MBA students Shahida Abdul Rashid and Howard O, and bioengineer Zach Zeleznick, won first place in the Oct. 24 Hack2Health competition at Berkeley and secured a spot in the upcoming ninth annual Berkeley-Haas Healthcare Conference organized by the student-led Haas Healthcare Association.