Phd alumnus Ovijit Chaudhuri, now a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism cancerous cells use to break through the basement membrane, allowing the tumor to become invasive.
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.
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.
Alumni startup Diassess has been selected for an award of up to $21M for further development of a consumer at-home influenza diagnostic, which could have significant impact on controlling the spread of the flu. The company was founded by PhD alumni Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen.
Respira Labs, a startup by MTM alumna Dr. Maria Artunduaga, has been selected as a 2018 E-Team by VentureWell. Respira is also a Fall 2018 HotDesk Team at the Berkeley Skydeck accelerator, and an NSF I-Corps team.
Listen to alumna Samantha McBirney (BS 2012) on NPR’s All Things Considered, discussing her graduate work on an inexpensive magnetic detector for malaria!
Three bioengineering alumni took the stage with Y Combinator president Sam Altman on April 25 to discuss building a successful bio venture and the launch of YC Bio.