Congratulations to our PhD students awarded named department fellowships for 2018-19! Endowed fellowships allow our talented students to pursue independent , cutting-edge research not yet funded by a major grant.
Listen to alumna Samantha McBirney (BS 2012) on NPR’s All Things Considered, discussing her graduate work on an inexpensive magnetic detector for malaria!
Professor Adam Arkin co-authors the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published. He and collaborators have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions.
Once again a graduating MTM student has been chosen to speak at the College of Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Tsai-Chu Yeh will deliver the Master’s address at the ceremony on May 15, 2018.
Professor Ian Holmes writes about the importance of wording when talking about genetics and race, in the Atlantic, April 25.
Three bioengineering alumni took the stage with Y Combinator president Sam Altman on April 25 to discuss building a successful bio venture and the launch of YC Bio.
The senior capstone team “SurgeCare”, of Jovanny Guillen, Tatiana Jansen and Irene Kim, took 2nd place in the 2018 Big Ideas contest, Global Health category! SurgeCare is a locally sourced device capable of effectively cleaning surgical instruments using recycled, pressurized water, without the use of electricity, with the potential to decrease the high rate of surgical site infections in low resource settings like Ethiopia.
Bioengineering PhD alumni Nick Fawzi and Sapun Parekh started a conversation about something completely different and ended up with a grant from the Human Frontier Science Program to study membraneless organelles.
You do belong in science – even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The Double Shelix podcast, hosted by UC Berkeley Bioengineering PhD Candidates Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf, launches on April 3 with a series of 7 episodes on the the theme of belonging in STEM. Every Tuesday, they’ll bring conversations with experts in science, education, and inclusion in conversation about how we can create STEM communities where all feel belonging.