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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 new BioE Bears!

We look forward to meeting you this Fall.

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

New student Annika McEnroe swims for Cal

New student Annika McEnroe swims for Cal

After qualifying for the Olympics in June, incoming BioE 1st-year student Annika McEnroe says that swimming provides her with a safe space to de-stress. Annika will be swimming for Cal this year.

Berkeley BioE ranked 6th in the nation!

Berkeley BioE ranked 6th in the nation!

The Berkeley Bioengineering undergraduate program has been ranked #6 among U.S. undergraduate bioengineering programs, by US News & World Report. This is our highest ranking yet, as Berkeley BioE continues our climb to the top!

Cannabis researchers seek to unlock the healing power of pot

Cannabis researchers seek to unlock the healing power of pot

Alumni-founded company Lygos is featured in the Wall Street Journal for their efforts to produce targeted cannabinoid compounds through synthetic biology.

I’m a Bioengineer

Ori Hoxha

Ori Hoxha

Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016

My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.

“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”

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 choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”

Upcoming events:

  • Plastics: How Did We Get Here, and What's Next?

    September 17, 2021, 2–3 p.m.

    180 Tan Hall

    Prof. Ting Xu, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

    Future technologies depend on the development of functional materials having: (1) hierarchical structures spanning multi-length scale down to the molecular level, (2) built-in functionalities (biological, optical, electronic, magnetic properties), (3) superior selectivity with sensitivities comparable to what we find in nature, (4) responsiveness to external stimuli. These require one to...

  • Chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies for probing molecular and cellular networks

    September 20, 2021, 4–5 p.m.

    105 Stanley Hall

    Alice Ting, Stanford University

    I will describe recent work on scalable, single-cell molecular recorders of past cellular events; proximity labeling for the study of protein trafficking and RNA binding proteins; and other molecular technologies under development.

  • McNair Scholars Info Session

    September 21, 2021, 1–2:30 p.m. Meeting ID: 941 9393 8512 Passcode: McNair

    Juan Esteva, McNair Scholars Program

    McNair Scholars Program is committed to fostering the academic self-efficacy of marginalized students. Whether low-income, first-generation, or otherwise underrepresented, the McNair Program provides an intersectional home for students who are often academically disenfranchised. Each year, up to 30 McNair Scholars are selected to participate in the program, which takes place throughout the...

  • Exploiting Automatic Image Processing and In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy to Understand the Stability of Supported Nanoparticles

    September 24, 2021, 2–3 p.m.

    180 Tan Hall

    Prof. Eric A. Stach, Univ of Pennsylvania, MSE

    The activity and lifetime of heterogeneous catalysts are intimately linked with their structural stability in reactive environments. However, it can be challenging to understand and predict how reactive environments lead to nanoparticle coarsening via center of mass motion and Ostwald ripening and how evaporation can lead to mass loss. In the first part of the presentation, I will demonstrate...

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