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.
Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a Klingenstein-Simons Fellow in Neuroscience, a distinguished award delivered jointly by the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. The fellowship supports, in the early stages of their careers, young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The 2016 class of 22 Pew Biomedical Scholars is drawn from top institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research.
Professor Adam Arkin is among the small group of scientific, business and policy leaders who today announced their intent to launch The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) in 2016. Learn more about this exciting new effort at the Center for Excellence for Engineering Biology.
Professor Kevin Healy has been elected to the International College of Fellows Biomaterials Science & Engineering (ICF-BSE) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.