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​Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley where we pursue research and educational programs that open new areas of scientific inquiry, drive transformational technologies, and foster a community that trains and motivates the next generation of bioengineers.​

Career Connections 2021

Career Connections 2021 flyer

Happy Spring BioE Bears!

 

Our next seminar:

  • Bioengineering Seminar Spring 2021:User-Programmable Hydrogel Biomaterials to Probe and Direct 4D Stem Cell Fate

    April 14, 2021, 12–1 p.m.

    Virtual Zoom meeting - Registration link below

    Cole A. DeForest, Professor, University of Washington

    Cole A. DeForest, Ph.D. Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry Core Member, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine University of Washington The extracellular matrix directs stem cell...

Paula Hammond

Paula Hammond

We are pleased to welcome Dean Paula Hammond of MIT as our 2020-21 Distinguished Lecturer!

Wednesday, April 28
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Zoom

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Herr appointed to Schmidt Science Fellows Academic Council

Herr appointed to Schmidt Science Fellows Academic Council

Professor Amy Herr has been appointed to the Schmidt Science Fellows Program Academic Council. The Fellows program fuels interdisciplinary discoveries by providing cross-disciplinary training to promising postdoctoral scholars. As a Council member, Herr will be responsible for mentoring groups of Fellows on career and personal development topics and providing advice to the whole Fellowship community in her specific area of expertise.

CRISPR-Chip advance streamlines genetic testing for medical diagnostics and research

CRISPR-Chip advance streamlines genetic testing for medical diagnostics and research

Former BioE postdoc Kiana Aran, now a professor at KGI, along with Professor Irina Conboy and other collaborators, have demonstrated new disease-detection capabilities of a hand-held device based on CRISPR gene editing technology, a development that could lead to faster, portable genetic testing for diagnostics and research.

TotalVI: A transformative algorithm

TotalVI: A transformative algorithm

Researchers co-led by Professor Aaron Streets have invented a computer algorithm that uses deep learning to integrate gene and protein data about single cells that were gathered from different tissues and donors and were processed in different labs. Part of a global effort to build a Human Cell Atlas (HCA), the new algorithm will allow integration of data from different types of experiments to compile detailed protein information.

I’m a Bioengineer

Supada Sritanyaratana

Supada Sritanyaratana

Clinical Demand and Supply Leader, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I predict how much medicine we need to produce to ensure that we have enough medicine for the patients in our clinical trials. Currently, I am managing the global supply of a new Alzheimer’s drug and a Macular Degeneration (blindness) drug.

“When I’m faced with a new problem, I take a step back to brainstorm multiple possible solutions from different perspectives ..to choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”

Shilpi Mathrani

Shilpi Mathrani

Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015

I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”

Upcoming events:

  • Design Field Notes: Mei-yen Shipek

    April 13, 2021, 4–5 p.m.

    Virtual Jacobs

    Design Field Notes, DES INV 95, is back for the spring semester! Please join us in welcoming this dynamic group of artists, designers, and academics in design-related fields, as they share about their work and practice. Each talk will be facilitated through Zoom, and is open to all students and the public.

  • Bioengineering Seminar Spring 2021:User-Programmable Hydrogel Biomaterials to Probe and Direct 4D Stem Cell Fate

    April 14, 2021, 12–1 p.m.

    Virtual Zoom meeting - Registration link below

    Cole A. DeForest, Professor, University of Washington

    Cole A. DeForest, Ph.D. Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry Core Member, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine University of Washington The extracellular matrix directs stem cell...

  • Power at the Nanoscale: Speed, Strength and Efficiency in Biological Motors

    April 16, 2021, 2–3 p.m.

    Zoom Session

    Prof. Carlos J. Bustamante, UC Berkeley, MCB and Physics and Chemistry

    The zoom link for this event is https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95609551998?pwd=bEFlU0ZyUFd6c3VtL2UzUUVqamhMZz09 The cell is not just a small bag with a concentrated solution of proteins and nucleic acids undergoing second order reactions. Cells have polarity, many cellular processes need to be directional, and these cannot occur by simple diffusion between reactants. Instead, the cell uses tiny...

  • Large-Scale Photonics for Quantum Information and Machine Learning

    April 23, 2021, 2–3 p.m.

    Zoom Session

    Prof. Dirk Englund, MIT, EECS

    The zoom link for this event is https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98904362605?pwd=cXpkQ3p0K3dyMTlLUG9BWHoyN1c5dz09 After decades of intensive theoretical and experimental efforts, the field of quantum information processing is at a critical moment: special-purpose quantum information processors are cutting into a regime of quantum complexity where classical computers can no longer predict their...

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