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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.​

Our next seminar:

MTM Capstone Showcase

Join us for the MTM Capstone Showcase, an interactive event where our students will present their work aimed at bringing 12 novel medical technologies closer to clinical use in collaboration with their industry and academic sponsors.

Friday Dec. 10, 3:-5:00 PM

Stanley Hall B1 Atrium, UC Berkeley

Learn more and RSVP

students presenting at past showcase

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Humans of Fung: Sophia Sneddon, MEng ’22

Humans of Fung: Sophia Sneddon, MEng ’22

Sophia Sneddon is a current Berkeley MEng candidate studying Bioengineering. Here, she shares her aspirations to become an attorney, her passion for inclusivity, and her love for biking.

The greener route to indigo blue

The greener route to indigo blue

Alumna Tammy Hsu is finding a way to produce fabric dye with a lower environmental impact – feature article in Nature online.

Right off the bats

Right off the bats

What the only flying mammal can teach us about the brain:
Professor Michael Yartsev’s unique flight room and studies of the neural circuitry of Egyptian fruit bats are yielding fascinating insights into the capabilities of the mammalian brain — including navigation, communication, and language.

I’m a Bioengineer

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.”

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.”

Upcoming events:

  • Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

    November 30, 2021, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

    1229 Dwinelle Hall

    Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

    In person: 1229 Dwinelle Hall. RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/HSPinfosesh The Haas Scholars Program supports 20 undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting senior thesis/capstone research during their final year at UC Berkeley.

  • Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years: How To Plan Undergraduate Discovery Projects

    November 30, 2021, 12–1 p.m.

    Zoom Event

    Sean Burns, Staff Director, Discovery Hub

    At UC Berkeley, undergraduates are encouraged to develop their passions into hands-on discovery projects as researchers, artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors and more. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating these power learning experiences including how to seek funding for your projects and how to build communities of collaborators and mentors in a way that supports...

  • SURF Info Session

    November 30, 2021, 1–2 p.m.

    Online via Zoom

    Jessica Stevenson Stewart, Director, OURS

    The SURF Info Session will address eligibility criteria for the SURF program (including the L&S, Rose Hills, and SURF-SMART), benefits of the fellowship, testimonials, and tips for a successful application. Please use the Zoom Meeting ID below. All Fall SURF 2022 Information Sessions will use the same ID. You must be logged into your berkeley.edu account to access the meeting. Zoom meeting...

  • Bioengineering Seminar Fall 2021: "Compact tools for transcriptional and chromatin perturbations: high-throughput development and single-cell characterization"

    December 1, 2021, 12–1 p.m.

    Zoom (registration link below)

    Lacramioara Bintu, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University

    "Compact tools for transcriptional and chromatin perturbations: high-throughput development and single-cell characterization"

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