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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.​


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Welcome back Bioengineers!

Let's get ready for a great spring semester!

Don't forget, if you need in-person assistance in the BioE offices, check the current, live BioE Office Staff Schedule.

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Paul Adams appointed Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Berkeley Lab

Bioengineering Adjunct Professor Paul Adams has been appointed Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Adams has played an important role promoting Berkeley Lab’s leadership in structural biology nationally and internationally.

Conboy Lab awarded $3million by Open Philanthropy

Conboy Lab awarded $3million by Open Philanthropy

Professor Irina Conboy has been awarded a $3 million grant from Open Philanthropy to continue her lab’s groundbreaking research in engineering longevity. Open Philanthropy is a privately funded grantmaker with a focus on Global Health & Wellbeing and Longtermism.  The Conboy lab works to understand age-imposed and pathological changes in molecular compositions of systemic and

Domkam, Sekar and Zutshi names 2023 Quad Fellows

Domkam, Sekar and Zutshi names 2023 Quad Fellows

Congratulations to three bioengineers named Quad Fellows! Nya Domkam, BioE BS and MTM alumnus currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Sciences & Technology at Berkeley, Nandini Periyapalayam Sekar, first year PhD student, and Sharicka Zutshi, current BioE undergraduate planning to pursue graduate studies in medical diagnostics, have all been named to the 2023 class. The Quad Fellowship is an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. The program sponsors 100 exceptional master’s and doctoral students in STEM to study in the United States.

Upcoming events:

  • SURF Research Proposal Workshop

    February 2, 2023, 12–1 p.m.


    This is a draft research-proposal workshop for undergraduates applying for SURF 2023; please come with a draft and specific ideas and questions to discuss with SURF Staff.

  • Mellon Mays Info Session

    February 2, 2023, 4–5 p.m.

    9 Durant Hall

    Alberto Ledesma, Mellon Mays Program

    We welcome you to join us for our Information Session about applying to the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. The session will take place next Thursday, Feb. 2nd, from 4 - 5:30 PM in 9 Durant Hall. Students must be current sophomores to be eligible for this application season, but interested freshmen are encouraged to attend as well. There will be pizza! During the session,...

  • UCDC--Spend a semester in Washington DC

    February 3, 2023, 1–2 p.m.

    Mary Crabb, UCDC

    Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit. Financial aid available.

  • Making Movies of Molecules - The Application of X-ray Lasers

    February 3, 2023, 2–3 p.m.

    277 Cory Hall

    Dr. Junko Yano, LBNL, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging

    The metal centres in metalloenzymes and molecular catalysts are responsible for the rearrangement of atoms and electrons during complex chemical reactions, and they enable selective pathways of charge and spin transfer, bond breaking/making, and the formation of new molecules. Mapping the electronic structural changes at the metal sites during the reactions gives a unique mechanistic insight that...

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