Alumni startup Bolt Threads has taken synthetic spider silk from fiction to fashion. Forbes magazine delves into their history and future creating multiple synthetic fabrics inspired by nature and accomplished through bioengineering.
The 2018 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), an assessment of 500 top institutions around the globe by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, placed UC Berkeley at #3 in the world in the field of Biotechnology. Hey, that’s us! Go BioE Bears!
Professor Kevin Healy has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2018 Fellows. Fellowship is awarded to members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society. Congratulations Professor Healy!
Get to know PhD alumna Laura’s work with Booz Allen Hamilton.
University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor John Bischof has been appointed for a three-year term as director of their Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). Bischoff is a bachelor’s and master’s alumnus of UC Berkeley Bioengineering.
Samantha McBirney (BS 2012) has grabbed the cover of the ACS Sensors journal for her graduate work on an inexpensive magnetic detector for malaria.
Researchers led by BioE PhD student Shakked Halperin, working in the laboratories of David Schaffer and John Dueber at UC Berkeley, have described yet another creative application for CRISPR: a platform to spur evolution of specific genes inside cells.
Professors Steve Conolly and David Schaffer have been selected for the Bakar Fellows Program, which supports faculty working to apply scientific discoveries to real-world issues in the fields of engineering, computer science, chemistry and biological and physical sciences. Conolly is a worldwide pioneer in medical imaging and magnetic particle imaging, while Schaffer is an innovator in the field of gene therapy.
Professor Teresa Head-Gordon has been elected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Fellows are recognized for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.