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Join us for the Master of Translational Medicine 2020 final symposium!
Friday, June 5, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
via Zoom

The MTM Class of 2020 has spent the past year collaborating with UCSF faculty and industry sponsors to move medical devices and novel therapies closer to clinical use. This year's symposium will feature nine student capstone teams describing their work on these exciting medical innovation projects.

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

MEng teams win project awards

MEng teams win project awards

Congratulations to the MEng teams who have won end-of-year capstone awards! The Biomimetic Hydrogels to Enhance Tissue Modelling of Brain Cancer team of Jonathan Evans and Julia Lanoha won the Technical Leadership Capstone Award, the Precision Freezing 3D Bioprinter for Large Scale Tissue Engineering team of Alex Wolcott , Martin Banet-Rivet , Pablo Amor and Ruobin Liu , and the Novel Implant for Regulating Excessive Eye Pressure in Glaucoma Patients team of Charit Mehta , Aishwarya Pamula , Sheila Sharifzad , won the MEng Alumni Award for the Most Innovative Project.

Scientists pivot to COVID-19 research, hoping for quick results to deal with pandemic

Scientists pivot to COVID-19 research, hoping for quick results to deal with pandemic

Professors Patrick Hsu and Niren Murthy are featured with the emergency funding they have received for urgent COVID-19 research. Hsu is working to apply new CRISPR tools he has discovered to a faster and better diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and potentially new therapeutics, while Murthy is looking for weaknesses in the SARS-CoV-2 proteins that could be leveraged by a small molecule, hopefully knocking out the virus.

Congratulations 2020 Graduates

Congratulations 2020 Graduates

Please join us in celebrating all of our 2020 graduates, who have showed so much dedication and perseverance getting through this wild year. We are so proud of all of you!

I’m a Bioengineer

Sanjibita Mishra

Sanjibita Mishra

Research Associate, Early Stage Development, Kite Pharma
Master of Engineering, Bioengineering, 2015

I perform process development to design, establish, and transfer cell therapy processes to support early phase clinical trials.

“The course and laboratory work at Berkeley helped me not only to grasp the principles but also allowed me to apply those in real life applications. I believe that the culture in Berkeley to encourage analytical thinking was crucial to my success both as student and in the industry.”

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.”

UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering