Keaveny gets Mow Medal

December 10, 2009 Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering Professor Tony Keaveny has been awarded the Van C. Mow Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Mofrad publishes new BioE Text

December 2009 Bioengineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Mofrad has published his second Bioengineering text: Cellular Mechanotransduction: Diverse Perspectives from Molecules to Tissues.

Charting the future of Bioengineering

November 2009 Bioengineering faculty sat down with the Dean of Engineering for a roundtable chat on the past, and future, of the Department and the field.

Bioengineers can dance!

November 2009 Two bioengineering undergraduates, Nickesh Viswanathan and Anwesh Thakur, made it all the way to the quarterfinals of NBC-TV’s America’s Got Talent this summer, with their Berkeley Bollywood dance group, Ishaara.

Bioengineers featured in Berkeley Science Review

November 2009 Research on point-of-care diagnostics by Dan Fletcher’s lab, as well as Fletcher’s own experiences in Washington DC, are featured in the Fall 2009 issue of the Berkeley Science Review.

Tirrell featured in Innovations

October 12, 2009 Our new Berkeley Bioengineering Department Chair, Matthew Tirrell, is featured in this month’s Innovations email newsletter from the College of Engineering. Tirrell talks about his excitement at joining Berkeley and plans for the department.

Bioengineers use inkjet printer for gene expression

October 5, 2009 Bioengineering Graduate Group Affliliate Michel Maharbiz and BioE grad student Daniel Cohen have pioneered a new technique to control gene expression in two dimensions over time, using a modified inkjet printer.

Conboy profiled in Journal of Cell Biology

October 5, 2009 Bioengineering Assistant Professor Irina Conboy was featured in the People and Ideas column of the October 5 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.

Conboy discovers clues to muscle aging

September 30, 2009 Berkeley Bioengineering Assistant Professor Irina Conboy and collaborators have identified a critical biochemical pathways linked to the aging of human muscle. By manipulating these pathways, the researchers were able to restore the muscle’s ability to repair and rebuild itself, offering hope for future injury repair and anti-aging techniques.

Keasling in New Yorker

September 28, 2009 Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling was featured in a New Yorker article, A Life Of It’s Own, this September. The article explored the origins and potential future of the field of synthetic biology. Read more at the New Yorker.

Welcome Professor Dueber

August 2009 The Department of Bioengineering would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. John Dueber.

Johnson selected as Lecturer Teaching Fellow

August 2009 Bioengineering Lecturer Terry Johnson has been selected to participate in the 2009-2010 UC Berkeley Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program.

CellScope pioneers mobile fluorescent imaging

July 22, 2009 In a major publication in the latest issue of PLoS ONE, Berkeley Bioengineering researchers unveiled their revolutionary cell phone platform for remote fluorescent microscopy.

Herr receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

July 13, 2009 Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr is the recipient of a 2009 DARPA Young Faculty Award. Herr was recognized for her proposal on “An Integrated Micro/Nanosystem for Rapid Validation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Biomarkers”.

Kumar awarded Presidential honor

July 9, 2009 Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, has been awarded a 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama.