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 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.
Researchers in bioengineering professor Chris Anderson’s lab have used synthetic biology to develop an easy way to lock down bacteria, to contain its accidental spread. The work, led by recent BioE Ph.D. Gabriel Lopez, shows promise as a potential method of containing advances created through synthetic biology and genetic engineering.
Professor Amy Herr has been named the 2015 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellow! She will be presented the award and deliver a special lecture at the 42nd Symposium of HPLC (High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques) in Geneva.
Bolt Threads, a startup company founded by BioE PhD alum David Breslauer, is planning to revolutionize the clothing industry by spinning spider silk from engineered yeast.
Bioengineering professor Phillip Messersmith has co-authored groundbreaking research showing that a primitive form of tissue regeneration can be harnessed to achieve spontaneous tissue regeneration in adult mice, without the need for stem cells. The study findings were reported in Science Translational Medicine.