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Brian McRae

Brian McRae

Software Engineer, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2012; MS Bioengineering/ Translational Medicine, 2013

Our team builds exciting web applications that visualize drug manufacturing data and enable faster and more informed decisions. We work with various manufacturing groups such as Operations and Validation to understand their problems and collaborate to design new software solutions.

“With a background in bioengineering, I can make better design choices because I can understand what is happening in the manufacturing plant and what the code ultimately needs to accomplish.”

Alisha Manandhar

Alisha Manandhar

Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.

“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”

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Now hiring new faculty

Bioengineering is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2018 in the broad areas of biological engineering and synthetic biology, including computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

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Upcoming events:

  • McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

    September 26, 2017, 2–4 p.m.

    2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

    Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

    The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

  • Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth with Dr. Neil Ray

    September 27, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Dr. Neil Ray, Raydiant Oximetry

    To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.

  • “Listening in on crosstalk in signaling networks”

    September 27, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Lani Wu, UCSF

    How complex signaling networks shape highly-coordinated, multistep cellular responses is poorly understood. Biological networks are highly complex, containing many components and many putative interactions. We developed a network-perturbation approach to identify where and when signaling actually occurs. Our results, illustrated on polarity networks in neutrophils and morphogenic networks in...

  • View from the Top: Lisa Davis

    September 28, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

    Sutardja Dai Hall

    Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

    Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy – primarily electricity – so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable...

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