BioE undergraduate alum Sasha Denisin, now a PhD student at Stanford, partnered with the Stanford Department of Bioengineering to run a 6-week hands-on design experience in bioengineering for high school students.
PhD alumni Eric Steen (’10) and Jeff Dietrich (’11) are featured in “Synthetic Biology 2.0” in Wired magazine online. The article discusses their startup company Lygos and the the up-and-coming garage garage industry of synthetic biology. Read the full article at Wired.
June 6, 2013 – Eko Devices, a startup company nurtured at the Skydeck incubator, was one of two Berkeley startups to win $100,000 in funding from Founder.org. Eko’s diagnostic device started out as a project in BioE 192, the senior capstone design course.
April 2, 2013 – Congratulations to recent BioE alumna Michelle Tsai! Michelle will be spending a year in Ireland working on biomedical devices as a 2013-2014 Whitaker Fellow.
The CellScope, a cellphone-based microscope platform developed in Professor Dan Fletcher’s lab and now a startup company, has received $1 million in startup funding from Khosla Ventures.
Recent UC Berkeley Bioengineering Alumna Pamela Tiet won first place in Biomedical Engineering for her Technology and Engineering Poster Presentation at the Emerging Researcher’s National Conference in Atlanta, GA.
March 2012 – UC Berkeley Bioengineering Ph.D. and B.S. alumnus Dino Di Carlo, now a bioengineering assistant professor at UCLA, has won the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Office of the Navy.
March 2012 – Intelligent Obstetrics, a startup company co-founded by BioE Masters in Translational Medicine alum Philip Chung, is one of the first companies to be a part of Berkeley startup incubator, Skydeck. Read more at the Berkeley NewsCenter.
December 22, 2011 – Synthetic biology researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have developed computer assisted design (CAD)-type models and simulations for RNA molecules that make it possible to engineer biological components.