Faculty working in bioinstrumentation: 

faculty photo Thomas Budinger

Professor Emeritus, Bioengineering
Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UCB
Professor Emeritus, Radiology, UCSF

Medical imaging instrumentation and data analysis methods development are the main focus of research from the standpoints of innovations and new techniques. Human physiology investigations using tools of imaging and wireless biomonitoring is a secondary focus.

faculty photo Steve Conolly

Montford G. Cook Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

The Conolly Lab has built the world’s highest spatial resolution MPI scanner and the only projection MPI scanner in the world. In addition, the lab has built the only 3D Projection-Reconstruction MPI scanner currently in existence.

faculty photo Daniel A. Fletcher

Department Chair
Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, Bioengineering
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Fletcher Lab develops diagnostic technologies and studies mechanical regulation of membrane and cytoskeleton organization in the context of cell motility, signaling, and host-pathogen interactions. We specialize in development of optical microscopy, force microscopy, and microfluidic technologies to understand fundamental organizational principles through both in vitro reconstitution and live cell experiments. Recent work includes investigating the mechano-biochemistry of branched actin network assembly with force microscopy, studying membrane deformation by protein crowding and oligomerization with model membranes, and reconstituting spindle scaling in encapsulated cytoplasmic extracts. The long-term goal of our work is to understand and harness spatial organization for therapeutic applications in cancer and infectious diseases.

faculty photo Amy E. Herr

Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
Faculty Scientist, Biological Systems & Engineering Division, LBNL

Use of scale-dependent phenomena to design tools for quantifying biomolecules in complex biological fluids down to single cell and sub-cellular resolution. Applications include clinical diagnostics, protein signaling + biomarker validation.

faculty photo Luke Lee

Arnold & Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Dr. Lee’s research interests are biophotonics, quantum nanoplasmonics, in-vivo nanoscopy, single cell biophysics, quantitative systems biology, SERS, molecular diagnostics, BioMEMS, soft-state Biological Application Specific Integrated Circuits (BASICs), neural interfaces, and systematic neurological science and engineering by Biologically-inspired Photonics & Optofluidic Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS).

faculty photo Dorian Liepmann

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

BioMEMS, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics associated with valvular heart disease and other cardiac and arterial flows.

faculty photo Gerard Marriott

Professor, Bioengineering

The Marriott Lab operates at the interface of chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering, is focused on understanding the molecular regulation of cellular processes and function, and improving human health. Active research projects underway in my group include establishing new principles and techniques for high-contrast imaging and optical manipulation of specific proteins in living cells and tissue, developing new smart biomaterials that mimic the extracellular organisms. The ultimate goal of these studies is to understand the molecular regulation of specific processes within living systems over multiple scales of biological organization, space and time, and to use this knowledge to develop drugs and therapies to improve human health.

faculty photo Mohammad Mofrad

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

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.

faculty photo Boris Rubinsky

Professor Emeritus, Bioengineering
Professor of the Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering

Bioelectronic devices, biotransport, medical imaging, electrical impedance tomography.

faculty photo S. Shankar Sastry

Roy W. Carlson Professor, Bioengineering
Roy W. Carlson Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Roy W. Carlson Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dean, College of Engineering

faculty photo Aaron Streets

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

The Streets lab is interested in applying lessons from mathematics, physics, and engineering, to invent tools that help us dissect and quantify complex biological systems. Our goal is to uncover laws that govern the interactions of molecules inside the cell and the interactions between cells in a tissue or organism, by making precision measurements on single cells. In pursuit of this goal, we exploit three core technologies; microfluidics, microscopy, and genomics.

faculty photo Michael Yartsev

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Assistant Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Assistant Professor, Berkeley Nanosciences and nanoengineering Institute

Our lab seeks to understand the neural basis of complex spatial and acoustic behaviors. We advance and develop technologies for studying neural activity in freely behaving and flying bats and apply those to our investigation of their neural circuits. An example is our recent development of methods for wireless recording of neural activity from freely flying bats. We plan to develop technologies for optogenetic control and imaging of neural activity in freely behaving and apply these tools in our studies. We aim to uncover basic principles of brain function that are general across mammals.