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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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We're hiring! Seeking motivated team-players to be our new tenure-track faculty member at the interface of immunoengineering and tissue engineering.

Faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop a world-class research program with emphasis on development of innovative technologies and approaches to quantitatively understand and engineer biological systems.

Applications due Nov. 1

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2019 BIE cohort

Keep up with the summer Biodesign Immersion Experience team through their Blog on Medium!

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Murthy named Bakar Fellow

Professor Niren Murthy has been named a 2019-20 Bakar Fellow, pursuing research on A Rapid Diagnostic for Drug-Resistant High-Risk Urinary Tract Infections. The Bakar Fellows Program supports faculty working to apply scientific discoveries to real-world issues in the fields of engineering, computer science, chemistry and biological and physical sciences

With AI and other tech, Anat Caspi focuses on helping people with disabilities

With AI and other tech, Anat Caspi focuses on helping people with disabilities

Great article in the Seattle Times on PhD alumna Anat Caspi, director of the University of Washington’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology.

How can we leverage evolution to make better cell therapies?

How can we leverage evolution to make better cell therapies?

Alumnus Dino Di Carlo, Professor at UCLA Bioengineering, tackles the big question on the cover of SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening).

I’m a Bioengineer

Alisha Manandhar

Alisha Manandhar

Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.

“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”

Brian McRae

Brian McRae

Software Engineer, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2012; MS Bioengineering/ Translational Medicine, 2013

Our team builds exciting web applications that visualize drug manufacturing data and enable faster and more informed decisions. We work with various manufacturing groups such as Operations and Validation to understand their problems and collaborate to design new software solutions.

“With a background in bioengineering, I can make better design choices because I can understand what is happening in the manufacturing plant and what the code ultimately needs to accomplish.”

Upcoming events:

  • Orientation for New Graduate Students (NGSO)

    August 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

    Dwinelle Hall

    Orientation for NEW graduate students includes informative speakers and workshops on relevant topics. This event, sponsored by the Graduate Division, will take place at Dwinelle Hall. Check-In from 8:30-9am. Event begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:45pm. Lunch served to first 900 Registered. Visit website for more information.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

    August 27, 2019, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

    159 Mulford Hall

    Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

    August 28, 2019, 1–2 p.m.

    9 Durant Hall

    Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

    August 30, 2019, 10–11 a.m.

    9 Durant Hall

    Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

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