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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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Keep up with the Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience online!

This year's cohort is pioneering a fully online experience and documenting their journey on Medium. Our NIH-sponsored summer program focuses on the first two stages of the design process: needs finding and needs screening.

BioE events and COVID-19

In-person classes at Berkeley are moved to online delivery until the end of the semester, and all non-essential events and meeting are cancelled or moved online. The department offices are closed until further notice.


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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Patrick Hsu’s COVID-19 antibody test review featured on 60 Minutes

Patrick Hsu’s COVID-19 antibody test review featured on 60 Minutes

Early in March, a team of 50 scientists in California did what the FDA had not: they started testing the antibody tests.

Lareau receives LGR Seed Funding award for COVID-19 Project

Lareau receives LGR Seed Funding award for COVID-19 Project

Prof Liana Lareau and collaborator Stacia Wyman have received one of ten Excellence in Research Awards from the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR), a collaboration between UC Berkeley/UCSF (IGI) and GlaxoSmithKline. Their project will explore rapid, low-cost, high-throughput viral and metagenome sequencing of COVID-19 patient samples for outbreak surveillance.

Meet the UC Berkeley scientists using decontamination to tackle COVID-19’s PPE shortage

Meet the UC Berkeley scientists using decontamination to tackle COVID-19’s PPE shortage

Bioengineering graduate student Gabriela Lomeli interviewed five scientists, including four from Professor Amy Herr’s lab, who have pivoted their research during COVID-19 to write decontamination guidelines for personal protective equipment.

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.”

UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering