February 14, 2011
Berkeley Bioengineering Assistant Professors Amy Herr and Sanjay Kumar have received 2011 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards. CAREER awards are given to young researchers in science and engineering who have also translated their work into significant educational activities.
Herr’s award was given from the Chemical, Environmental, Bioengineering, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division for her proposal in “microMOSAIC Frameworks for Next-Generation Proteomic Technology”. Herr is a leading researcher in microscale biomarker detection technology.
Kumar was recognized by the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), CMMI Division, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB) Program for his project: “Microscale Mechanobiology of Actomyosin Stress Fiber Bundles: An Integrated Program for Research and Education in Cellular Bioengineering”. Kumar is a pioneer in molecular cell dynamics and the mechanobiology of the cytoskeleton.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Congratulations Amy and Sanjay!