Keasling Newsweek “Person To Watch”

December 20, 2008 Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling was featured in Newsweek as a “Person to Watch”. The article focuses on his synthetic biology work building molecular tools to turn common ingredients into medical artemisinin and to make malaria drugs affordable and accessible.

Schaffer elected AIMBE Fellow

December 15, 2008 Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor David Schaffer has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Conolly and Schaffer bring stem cell grants to Berkeley

December 12, 2008 Bioengineering faculty Steve Conolly and David Schaffer have both been awarded grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to create new tools to speed the translation of basic stem cell research into clinical therapies. Twenty three grants were announced this week to 18 institutions by the state’s stem cell agency, […]

Marriott Scientist Top Innovator

December 2008 Bioengineering Professor Gerard Marriott’s work on FRET technology earned him a place as a “Top Innovator of 2008” in The Scientist for his winning combination of invention, vision and utility. 

BioE Wins the Poster Session Again

November 20, 2008 Bioengineering undergrads Rina Parmeshwar and Michelle Su-Yu Tsai took two of the top prizes at the Science and Engineering Poster Session last month. Held in the Hearst Mining Memorial Building lobby, the Science and Engineering Poster Session offers the opportunity for students in engineering or the sciences at Berkeley to present their […]

Clotho and Clonebots: Berkeley iGEM teams garner awards

November 12, 2008 Two Berkeley teams headed to the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) in Boston this year, along with over 100 other participants from twenty one countries. Both mentored by BioE Assistant Professor Chris Anderson, the tools team took the Best Software Tool Award, while the “Wet Team” was one of 6 finalists […]

Keasling Lab makes protein link breakthrough

November 5, 2008 BioE and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling’s joint proteomics study has uncovered a protein link that may help fight tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Keasling and collaborators at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have discovered proteins residing in the immune system and the self-cleaning system by which cells rid themselves of unwanted parts […]

Arkin analyzes first single-species ecosystem genome

October 10, 2008 Bioengineering Professor Adam Arkin was involved in the genome sequencing analysis of the first ecosystem ever found having only a single biological species, discovered 2.8 kilometers (1.74 miles) beneath the surface of the earth in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kumar wins NIH Innovator Award

September 22, 2008 Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Sanjay Kumar has been awarded a 2008 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award!

Paola Timiras, researcher on aging, dies at 85

September 17, 2008 – Dr. Paola Timiras, Professor Emerita of Molecular and Cell Biology and Co-Director the Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) at the University of California, Berkeley, passed away of heart failure on September 12.

Rempel appears in New York Times

September 13, 2008 Dr. David Rempel, Professor of Bioengineering, Director of the Ergonomics Research Laboratory and Occupational Medicine Physician at UC San Francisco answered questions regarding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive workplace injuries for The New York Times Expert Q&A column. In the column he discusses all aspects of studies of repetitive motion injuries […]

BioE Professors Participate in Nano Camp

September 2008 Bioengineering faculty including Stan Berger, Dan Fletcher, Kevin Healy, Sanjay Kumar, Luke Lee, Seung-Wuk Lee, Dorian Liepmann and Song Li all offered their labs over the summer for the UC Berkeley Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). In the program,  teens spend a month working alongside a graduate student mentor with the Nanoscale […]

Keasling’s Work Featured in Discover Magazine

August 8, 2008  Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Jay Keasling’s work on the malaria treatment drug, artemisinin, was highlighted as one of “10 ways that genetically engineered microbes could help humanity” in the August 2008 issue of Discover magazine. The article highlights the ways in which microbes are being harnessed as tiny “workhorses” by […]

Kumar Featured in Moffitt Spotlight Exhibit

August 6, 2008 Three of Berkeley’s most innovative and exciting young faculty are being featured in the new Faculty Spotlight exhibit which opened in Moffitt Library’s lobby on August 6. The work and inspirations of our own Professor Sanjay Kumar, History Professor Abena Osseo-Asare, and Music Professor Nicholas Mathew are highlighted in this exhibit, co-curated […]

Mofrad explores symmetry on cover of Biophysical Journal

August 2008 Work by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Mofrad was on the cover of Biophysical Journal in August 2008.