Professor Luke Lee’s lab has developed technology that promises to make the standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test cheaper, more portable, and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with light.
Archives for July 2015
Yan Liu, postdoctoral researcher in Professor Irina Conboy’s lab, is one of only three inaugural members of the QB3-Calico Fellows program. Liu is now a Longevity Fellow, receiving funding for a longevity-based research project.
New Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev is one of the recipients of the 2015 Konishi Neuroethology Research Award. The awards from the International Society for Neuroethology are intended to promote research by early career investigators. Congratulations!
Researchers in Professor Kevin Healy’s lab have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, creating a system that could serve as a model for early heart development and as a drug-screening tool to make pregnancies safer.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Fletcher as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. After four years of dynamic service, Professor Kevin Healy has chosen to step down as Chair and return his focus to teaching and research.