At the heart of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program is a hands-on capstone project, where student teams work on developing medical technologies from idea to bedside. Learn more about three Surgical Innovations Accelerator projects at UCSF in Spring 2017.
Bioengineering tops the new Forbes’ Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.
MTM alumnus Michael Hemati, Senior R&D Engineer at Theranova, has been named one of Medtech’s Rising Stars of 2017. Hematic is currently heading medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics, and was one of the founders of SmartDerm, a startup founded from an MTM project.
Associate Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Channel Medsystems
Masters in Translational Medicine, 2011
I’ve been responsible for our company’s regulatory submissions in the US, Mexico, Canada, and the EU, as well as providing clinical and technical support for the physician investigators in our pivotal trial.
“I gained my foundation in clinical research and regulatory affairs through the MTM program. This allowed me to jump in quickly when our company developed the need for clinical and regulatory support.”
Software Engineer, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2012; MS Bioengineering/ Translational Medicine, 2013
Our team builds exciting web applications that visualize drug manufacturing data and enable faster and more informed decisions. We work with various manufacturing groups such as Operations and Validation to understand their problems and collaborate to design new software solutions.
“With a background in bioengineering, I can make better design choices because I can understand what is happening in the manufacturing plant and what the code ultimately needs to accomplish.”
This Master of Translational Medicine team is shining at startup pitch competitions! Maria Artunduaga, Siobhan Rigby, and Stephanie Nemec are developing – outside of their normal MTM project curriculum – a tech-enabled service that helps COPD patients continuously monitor their blood oxygen levels.
An MTM student team was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University for their low-cost kidney transplant monitor.
MTM student Joshua Yang will be competing on Monday, March 28 against 9 other Berkeley grad students for cash and a chance to compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam in April.
Master of Translational Medicine student Tyler Schmeckpeper is a member of the winning team for the first UC Berkeley Intramural Global Health Case Competition.