Professor Michael Yartsev has received a 2019 Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award recognizes early-career professionals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in their research and promotes successful academic transitions prior to tenure, naming Yartsev for his work applying cutting-edge neural techniques to bats to understand how brain circuits mediate spatial and social behaviors.
Meng capstone team Project AsTeR took 4th place in the 2019 IBM Call for Code, an international competition that solicits technology-based ideas that can help mitigate the catastrophic effects of natural disasters. Team members Meryll Dindin, Pierre-Louis Missler, Florian Fesch, Oskar Radermecker and Thomas Galeon are MEng alumni from several departments, including Bioengineering.
PhD alumna Yasuo Yoshikuni, a scientist at the Joint Genome Institute, and colleagues have invented a genetic engineering tool, called CRAGE, that could not only make studying secondary metabolites much easier, but also fill significant gaps in our understanding of how microbes interact with their surroundings and evolve.
Undergraduate Kristie Diep was featured with other UC women in STEM at the UC Newsroom. Kristie is one of four first-generation college women who share their advice on how to succeed in the face of adversity.
Professor Amy Herr has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring at UC Berkeley, from the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program. She was selected from an esteemed group of UC Berkeley faculty by a committee of the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association. Mentoring is a critical component in growing recent PhDs into leaders […]
We’re proud to announce five new PhD students named 2020 Siebel Scholars: Roberto Falcon-Banchs, Christina Fuentes, Ari Joffe, Sally Winkler, and Kayla Wolf! The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science and provides funding to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.
AsTeR, an MEng team project by recent BioE, CEE and IEOR alumni Meryll Dindin, Oskar Radermecker, Pierre-Louis Missler, Florian Fesch and Thomas Galeon, is one of 5 finalists out of 5,000 entries for the Call for Code 2019 Global Prize. Project AsTeR is an app that uses natural language processing to prioritize emergency calls during […]
Anti-aging research by Professor Irina Conboy is featured in The Economist’s “Uncovering how the body ages is leading to drugs to reverse it” article. Conboy specializes in aging and rejuvenation research, with recent breakthroughs in a combinatorial approach for multi-tissue rejuvenation without blood transfusion. (Full story behind paywall)
Incoming Assistant Professor Patrick Hsu has been named a Visionary in the annual MIT Tech Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35”, recognizing his research to make CRISPR work for RNA as well as DNA, and as a potential treatment for brain disease.