Professor Amy Herr has been named to the 2016 power list of Top 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences by The Analytical Scientist. Herr was also named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Analytical Sciences in their 2015 Power List.
Professor Michael Yartsev will receive a NIH New Innovator award, designed to stimulate highly innovative research and support promising new investigators. Yartsev was recognized for his research studying the “First Mammalian Model System for Studying Vocal Learning: A Behavioral and Neurophysiological Approach.”
Will we be making our morphine at home? A chat with Professor John Dueber on brewing opiates with synthetic biology.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor’s Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley.
Professor Sanjay Kumar has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2016 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.
Professor David Schaffer has received a $1.8 million research award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Discovery Quest program for his project, “Scalable, Defined Production of Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells to Treat Neural Disease and Injury.”
Professor Kevin Healy has been awarded support from the Sackler Sabbatical Exchange Program for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences at UC Berkeley for his upcoming academic sabbatical. Healy will be pursuing work on “Organs on a chip – the future of personalize medicine” with UCSF Professors Holger Willenbring and Bruce Conklin.
Professor Phillip Messersmith is designing better glues for medical procedures, applying knowledge about the underwater superglues made by mussels. Due to their extreme delicacy, special new adhesives are needed to seal the amniotic sac after surgical intervention.