Four bioengineering undergraduates spent the summer working online to increase PPE compliance in universities as part of the first ever Biomedical Engineering Virtual Summer Internship hosted through the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. Check out each student’s idea pitch in the videos below:
The 2020 Fung Institute Technical Leadership Capstone Award for 2020 went to the “Smart eye-drop bottle to monitor medication habits of glaucoma patients” capstone team, including BioE student Fang-Jhen Su.
The “Precision Freezing 3D Bioprinter for Large Scale Tissue Engineering” Master of Engineering capstone team won this year’s Most Innovative Project Award from the Fung Institute. The team designed a level-controlled cooling bath to precisely freeze biomaterials as they are printed. This new approach allows for larger printed structures than previously possible.
BioE spinout company Eko won the Best Hospital Diagnostics category at the 2020 UCSF Digital Health Awards digital stethoscope and ECG.
Congratulations to five Berkeley-based bioengineers named to the 2021 class of Siebel Scholars! Nicolas Altemose is developing microfluidic and molecular tools for studying genome regulation in single cells; Tiffany Chien is building a flexible simulation framework for calcium neuron imaging, simulating the 3D physical sample and the lens-less imaging system; Anjali Gopal is investigating the progression and resistance mechanisms of HER2 isoforms in HER2+ breast cancer via simultaneous single-cell proteoform and RNA sequencing measurements; Marc Lim is studying the physiological transport of three-helix-micelle (3HM) nanocarriers in solid tumors; Zoë Steier has developed totalVI, a computational framework for the joint probabilistic analysis of paired transcriptome and proteome measurements in single cells; and Alison Su is designing and validating measurement tools and workflows for biomedical applications ranging from bench to bedside.
Gauss Surgical – a company launched by MTM alumnus Siddarth Satish – has partnered with Cellex to develop the first-ever rapid, at-home COVID-19 antigen test and mobile app.
Professor Amy Herr has been named the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor at UC Berkeley. The MacArthur Professorship is one of the most prestigious endowed chairs on campus, providing an annual stipend for scholarly activities and well-deserved recognition of Herr’s exceptional research, teaching, and service to the Berkeley community.
Berkeley Bioengineering is now ranked #7 in the nation among undergraduate bioengineering programs in the US News & World Report college rankings, released this week.
BioE company Bolt Threads and alumnus David Breslauer are in the news again, featured in the Washington Post for their sustainably-grown mycelium-based leather materials.