Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab collaborated to show how identical embryonic skin cells organize to produce follicles and feathers, based on resistance from the materials underlying the skin. This could lead to more practical use of stem cells to produce skin graft materials. The work was conducted with Amy Shyer, a Miller postdoctoral fellow, and visiting scholar Alan Rodrigues, of Professor Harland’s lab, and BioE PhD student Elena Kassianidou.
Professor Niren Murthy, in partnership with School of Public Health Professor Lee Riley, has be awarded a three-year R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Professor Amy Herr’s microfluidic liquid biopsies are featured in the latest Promise of Berkeley magazine.
Professor Michael Yartsev has received a Fay/Frank Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation, which provides start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience.
Researchers in Prof. Irina Conboy’s lab found that viral infections turn down the intensity of a key oxytocin receptor linked to healing and health of skeletal muscle and bone, mental well-being and prevention of obesity. The pathway was recently shown to be needed for muscle maintenance and regeneration, which declines with age.
Professor Steve Conolly’s lab continues it’s push to make Magnetic Particle Imaging a reality with four first-in-animal demonstrations published this year.
Student Meghana Krishnakumar writes about Professor Amy Herr’s research for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
A team of BioE Master of Engineering students is working on aging and rejuvenation in the Conboy Lab.
Bioengineering Master of Engineering students are developing a revolutionary breast cream to help mothers continue breastfeeding their newborn children.