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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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BIG THANKS to everyone who supported BioE during Big Give!

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BioE events and COVID-19

In-person classes at Berkeley are mostly cancelled or moved to online delivery until the end of the semester, and most non-essential events and meeting are cancelled or moved online.


If you do come to campus, please help us keep our community safe: people should not come to campus if they feel ill. Vulnerable populations and those who are ill should contact their instructor/organizer to arrange for alternate participation plans.

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

New technique ‘prints’ cells to create diverse biological environments

New technique ‘prints’ cells to create diverse biological environments

With the help of photolithography and programmable DNA, researchers have created a new technique that can rapidly print two-dimensional arrays of cells and proteins that mimic a wide variety of cellular environments in the body. The work was led by recent BioE PhD Olivia Scheideler with ME professor Lydia Sohn, BioE & CBE professor David Schaffer, BioE PhD Andrew Bremer and current BioE student Roberto Falcón-Banchs, among others.

BioE is #4 graduate program in US

US News and World Report has ranked the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering FOURTH among bioengineering graduate programs in the US. UC Berkeley remains the #3 engineering school, and our partner UCSF the #6 overall medical school.

By staying apart, we are working together as a community

By staying apart, we are working together as a community

Prof Amy Herr shared an excellent post for The Berkeley Blog this weekend, explaining how and why keeping our distance is the best way to take care of each other right now.

I’m a Bioengineer

Trisha Bartlett

Trisha Bartlett

Lead Quality Engineer, Abbott Laboratories
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011

I work on a minimally invasive heart valve repair device called the MitraClip. My role is to supervise a small group of quality engineers who support the manufacturing line, ensuring product quality and compliance.

“In BioE I learned working in teams with highly technical people, understanding the prototyping and design process, good laboratory practices, and problem solving.”

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.”

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