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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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Berkeley Bioengineering offices will be closed for in-person services Dec. 20 to Jan.31.

The Department of Bioengineering physical offices will be open on a reduced schedule as part of COVID-19 response. Please see how to contact us.

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Interested in mentoring, science, or education? Join BEAM!

BEAM creates and delivers our own STEM lessons to elementary and middle schoolers across the bay. Our mentors aim to reach students of all socioeconomic backgrounds in our local communities in hopes of inspiring them to pursue STEM related opportunities and careers in the future. To meet some of our mentors and learn more about

Fletcher, Herr, Lareau and Streets named new CZB Investigators

Fletcher, Herr, Lareau and Streets named new CZB Investigators

Dan Fletcher, Amy Herr, Liana Lareau and Aaron Streets have been named to the second cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigators. The Investigator Program, open to faculty members at Stanford University, UC San Francisco, and UC Berkeley, awards $1 million in unrestricted funds over five years to each Investigator, with the goal of building engaged, collaborative communities of Bay Area scientists to solve the biggest challenges in biomedicine.

NHS begins use of BioE-pioneered Nanoknife

NHS begins use of BioE-pioneered Nanoknife

Non Thermal Irreversible Electroporation treatment, developed by Bioenginering and Mechanical Engineering professor Boris Rubinsky, is now the technology behind the Nanoknife. Licensed from Berkeley by AngioDynamics, the Nanoknife uses electric currents to quickly and easily reach remote tumors in prostate cancer. University College London Hospital was recently the first hospital to use the treatment in

Upcoming events:

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

    January 24, 2022, 12–1 p.m.

    Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

    In person (9 Durant Hall). RSVP here: 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.

  • How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response Workshop -- Zoom

    January 26, 2022, 4–5 p.m.

    Use your email to pre-register at

    Remote: please register here: Need to email a professor you've never met before, but don't know where to start? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

  • UCDC Info Session (Online via Zoom at

    January 27, 2022, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Online via Zoom at

    Mary Crabb, UCDC

    Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit. Online via Zoom at

  • How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop (for those with topics) -- Zoom

    January 27, 2022, 12:30–2 p.m.

    Use your email to pre-register at

    Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor

    Use your email to pre-register at This workshop will give you a head start on defining your research question, developing a literature review and a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

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