Bioengineering alumni Kelly Gardner and Heather Bowerman have been named top innovators under 35, a list compiled each year by MIT Technology Review. Gardner, PhD 2013 in Amy Herr’s lab, was recognized for her lean biotech startup innovating in single-cell protein analysis. Bowerman, BS 2005, was honored for inexpensive hormone level tracking technology. They are two of the seven UC Berkeley-affiliated engineers named this year.
This BioE startup uses a video game to predict kids’ asthma attacks.
BioE startup Magnetic Insight will install their first Magnetic Particle Imaging scanner at the Stanford School of Medicine, where researchers will explore using MPI to solve challenges in cell therapy and vascular imaging. The company, led by PhD alumnus Patrick Goodwill and BioE professor Steven Conolly, has also recently secured an oversubscribed seed funding round of $3M.
Alumni-founded startup Knox Medical has completed their incubation period at the Indie Bio accelerator and is moving out into the world. Check out CEO Charvi Shetty’s presentation at Demo Day.
Knox Medical Diagnostics, founded by BioE alumna Charvi Shetty, has been awarded an NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I grant for their child-friendly asthma home monitoring system.
Recent BioE PhD Augusto Tentori has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral study. Only 21 scholars in the country were granted postdoctoral fellowships this year. Tentori received his Ph.D. in 2015 for work in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, and is now a researcher at MIT.
Check out this great interview with PhD alum and Bolt Threads founder David Breslauer at SXSW!
Bioengineering research has a personal connection for alumna Adeeti Ullal.
BioE alumna Shilpi Mathrani talks about her experience in UC Berkeley’s Bio-Manufacturing to Market program in this feature story.