With the help of photolithography and programmable DNA, researchers have created a new technique that can rapidly print two-dimensional arrays of cells and proteins that mimic a wide variety of cellular environments in the body. The work was led by recent BioE PhD Olivia Scheideler with ME professor Lydia Sohn, BioE & CBE professor David Schaffer, BioE PhD Andrew Bremer and current BioE student Roberto Falcón-Banchs, among others.
US News and World Report has ranked the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering FOURTH among bioengineering graduate programs in the US. UC Berkeley remains the #3 engineering school, and our partner UCSF the #6 overall medical school.
Prof Amy Herr shared an excellent post for The Berkeley Blog this weekend, explaining how and why keeping our distance is the best way to take care of each other right now.
Samantha Grist, postdoctoral researcher in Prof Amy Herr’s lab, is one of only 20 UC researchers selected to participate in this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The fellows will travel this summer to attend a week of invitation-only lectures and small seminars with some 40 Nobel laureates gathered in Lindau, Germany. They will join about 600 university students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world. This is the third member of Prof Herr’s lab selected to attend a Lindau meeting in the past 12 years!
Learn about the startup journey from BioE PhD alum Akwasi Apori!
Alumna Elizabeth Schneider, PhD 2011, shares her experience catching, and surviving, COVID-19.
BioE PhD alumna Kate Hammond Rosenbluth is featured in the San Francisco Business Times series, “Women Who Lead in Life Sciences”. “Cala Health aims to restore functionality to essential tremor patients with wearables” explains her company’s successful launch of a revolutionary therapeutic device.
Prof Adam Arkin is Director of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space, a multi-institution center partnering with NASA to build the technology for a self-sustaining, zero-waste human settlement on Mars. Their revolutionary synthetic biology-based food production and closed-loop biomanufacturing could transform human space travel and address the growing food crisis on Earth.
Professor Amy Herr, Faculty Director of the new Bakar BioEnginuity Hub, played a major role in the launch of UC Berkeley’s Light the Way fundraising campaign at the kickoff event on February 29. Herr previewed the new campus hub building and showcased an amazing group bioengineering startup entrepreneurs, including: alum Kelly Gardner and Josh Molho of ProteinSimple, Prof John Dueber and alum Tammy Hsu of Tinctorium, Prof Niren Murthy and postdoc alum Naresh Sunkara of BioAmp Diagnostics, and Prof Steve Conolly and alum Patrick Goodwill of Magnetic Insight.