Mohammad Mofrad

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Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

208A Stanley Hall
Mailcode 1762

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Research Interests

Our research program is focused on understanding cell mechanobiology and molecular mechanisms involved in human disease, in particular cardiovascular dysfunctions, brain and neurological disorders, and cancer.


1999 Ph.D., University of Toronto
1994 M.A.Sc., University of Waterloo
1991 B.A.Sc., Sharif University of Technology

Major Awards

  • 2016 Innovative Research Grant Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • 2015 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow
  • 2014 Presidential Chair Fellow (in Curriculum Enrichment)
  • 2012 National Academy of Engineering Invitee to ‘Frontiers’ Symposium
  • 2012 Minner Faculty Fellow (in Engineering Ethics)
  • 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2008 Hellman Faculty Fund Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2005 University of California Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellow

Professional Experience

  • 2014-2015 Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) Program
  • 2013-present Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2012-present Faculty Scientist, Molecular Biophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2012-2014 Faculty Director, UC Berkeley Master of Bioengineering (M.Eng) Program
  • 2012-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Bioengineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2010-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002-2004 Principal Research Scientist, Biological and Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • 2000-2002 Post-Doc, MIT and Harvard Medical School/Mass. General Hospital
  • 1999-2000 Post-Doc, Computer Science Department, University of Toronto