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
Great article in the Seattle Times on PhD alumna Anat Caspi, director of the University of Washington’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology.
Alumnus Dino Di Carlo, Professor at UCLA Bioengineering, tackles the big question on the cover of SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening).
The Yartsev Lab shows that adult bats can not only modify distinct parameters of their vocalizations, but that these changes persist weeks or months, making bats an important model organism for studies of the rare trait of vocal plasticity in adulthood.
Adam Arkin describes the goals of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES) project and how their work could enable human life on Mars.
Professor Moriel Vandsburger has received an American Heart Association Transformational Project Award for his work, ‘Molecular MRI Methods for Integrative Physiological Imaging in Gene Therapy’. These awards support highly innovative, high-impact projects that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular research. Dr. Vandsburger’s project is focused […]
Bioengineering PhD student Louise Hansen, of Amy Herr’s lab, has been named co-chair of the 2021 Gordon Research Seminar on The Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidics. Chairing a prestigious Gordon Research Seminar is a major honor for a graduate student, and Louise is the third Berkeley student to do so. She follows Julea Vlassakis, who chaired in 2017, and Marc Chooljian in 2019.
It gives us great pleasure to announce Berkeley Bioengineering’s next Department Chair, Professor Sanjay Kumar! Kumar joined our faculty in 2005, and will be taking the reins from Professor Dan Fletcher, who will return to his normal teaching and research duties with our sincere thanks.
Professor Michael Yartsev’s lab has shown that bats’ brain activity is literally in sync when bats engage in social behaviors like grooming, fighting or sniffing each other. This is the first study to observe synchronized brain activity in a non-human species engaging in natural social interactions, and opens the door to future study on how our brains process social interactions.