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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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Our next seminar:

  • Bioengineering Rising Star Lecture - Krishanu Saha

    November 20, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    Krishanu Saha, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

    Krishanu Saha,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation We have developed new approaches to inform first-in-human studies that combine patient-derived, induced pluripotent stem cell models with new delivery nanocarriers and computational models.

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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Liana Lareau Named IGI SKCF Faculty Scholar

Liana Lareau Named IGI SKCF Faculty Scholar

The UC Berkeley Innovative Genomics Institute has awarded the 2019 Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation Faculty Scholars Program award to Liana Lareau. Lareau will spearhead a novel project using genome editing tools to understand how “silent” mutations—DNA changes that do not alter the amino acid make-up of protein—lead to human disease, and to predict which silent mutations have big effects on human health.

Conboy and Murthy lead new frontiers in gene editing

Professors Murthy and Conboy are featured for their work changing CRISPR to correct, rather than cut, DNA to repair genetic diseases.

Gopal takes 3rd place poster at FACSS annual meeting

Gopal takes 3rd place poster at FACSS annual meeting

BioE graduate student Anjali Gopal of Prof Amy Herr’s lab took 3rd place this weekend at the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies SciX meeting.

I’m a Bioengineer

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.”

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.”

Upcoming events:

  • Building a biotech startup- challenges and lessons from my journey with Juvena Therapeutics

    November 18, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    Hanadie Yousef, Co-Founder, Juvena Therapeutics, Inc.

    Hanadie will discuss the stages of creating and building a biotechnology startup, from generating an idea and business model, networking, laying the foundations, fundraising and recruiting a team. She will share tips and lessons learned from the last 3 years on this journey. Hanadie Yousef is a stem cell biologist, neurobiologist and entrepreneur leading Juvena Therapeutics in its mission to...

  • Research Opportunities in Europe

    November 19, 2019, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    370 Dwinelle Hall

    Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the EU to the USA

    Europe has a vibrant and exciting science and technology culture and offers many excellent and generous career funding opportunities for researchers and innovators, no matter where they come from in the world. Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation funding program, is the world’s largest multinational R&I program. In addition to funding collaborative research projects, it...

  • Bioengineering Rising Star Lecture - Krishanu Saha

    November 20, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    Krishanu Saha, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

    Krishanu Saha,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation We have developed new approaches to inform first-in-human studies that combine patient-derived, induced pluripotent stem cell models with new delivery nanocarriers and computational models.

  • CITRIS Research Exchange - Victoria Coleman

    November 20, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

    Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

    CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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