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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.​

Welcome new bioengineers!

A hearty welcome to our newly admitted bioengineers - undergraduate, MEng, MTM and PhD!

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Admitted undergrads, please check out our page of Cal Week videos and resources for newly admitted students.

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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Researchers resolve riddle of mammalian brain’s navigation system

Researchers resolve riddle of mammalian brain’s navigation system

In a study published in Nature, a team of researchers in the lab of Professor Michael Yartsev studied neural activity in the hippocampus of freely flying bats and found that the neural codes remained unchanged over days and weeks. The discovery that these GPS-like neural codes remain stable over time has upended previous research and may further our understanding of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Rempel leads study on electric vehicle charging stations

A study led by Professor Emeritus David Rempel and the environmental non-profit group Cool the Earth tested the functionality of 657 EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment) connectors at all 181 open public, non-Tesla charging stations in the Bay area. The study found that 27% were nonfunctional, a concerning issue for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Local news features BioE High School Competition

Local news features BioE High School Competition

The annual BioEngineering High School Competition, conceived and managed entirely by undergraduates in the Berkeley BioEngineering Honor Society, was featured in the local The Press newspaper, along with the winning high school team.

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