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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.​

Our next seminar:

  • Spring 2020 Seminar: Application of deep neural network methods in genomics research

    February 19, 2020, 12–1 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    Lana Garmire, University of Michigan

    Abstract: Population genomics data generally have larger feature sizes than its sample sizes, posing challenges for deep-learning application in this field. We have developed a multi-omics data integration tool called DeepProg, which uses multiple types of genomics data to predict liver cancer patient survival through a deeplearning and machine learning combined approach. We further demonstrate...

Bio-Tech Connect 2020

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Join us for our annual Bio-Tech Connect industry networking fair, Feb. 27. Students of all majors and levels welcome!

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

BioE startup Correlia Biosystems wins SLAS Ignite Award

BioE startup Correlia Biosystems wins SLAS Ignite Award

Correlia Biosystems was named the 2020 SLAS Ignite Award winner from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, an award that recognizes the best exhibiting start-up or emerging company at the conference Innovation AveNEW. Correlia was founded by BioE PhDs Akwasi Apori and Samuel Tia, and former postdoc Kursad Araz, all from Professor Herr’s lab.

Tejal Desai elected to National Academy of Inventors

Tejal Desai elected to National Academy of Inventors

Joint Professor Tejal Desai, PhD alumna and chair of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Dennis Zhang on living around the world, healthcare innovation, and making STEM accessible for all

Dennis Zhang on living around the world, healthcare innovation, and making STEM accessible for all

Check out this interview with Dennis, a BioE MEng student who has lived abroad in Germany and China, and is looking forward to exploring the innovative environment of the Bay Area.

I’m a Bioengineer

Brian McRae

Brian McRae

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.”

Kathleen Gallo

Kathleen Gallo

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.”

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