January 27, 2005 Faculty, staff, students, donors and dignitaries gathered on January 27th to celebrate the “topping off” of the Stanley Biosciences and Bioengineering Facility, future home of the Bioengineering Department. “Topping off” is a tradition in the construction trades, commemorating the successful completion of the 11-story steel superstructure of the building.
January 2005 Professor Jay Keasling is featured in an article in the New York Times for his work on developing a more affordable cure for malaria, research that is being supported by a recent $43 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more in NY Times (free registration required at NYTimes.com)
January 2005 Bioengineering professor Kimmen Sjölander is featured in a four-page interview in the latest issue of Forefront magazine, a publication of the College of Engineering. The article, “Kimmen Sjölander: Computational Artist Extraordinaire”, explores Dr. Sjölander’s stories of life, work and creativity. Read more in Forefront
January 2005 The Department of Bioengineering would like to extend a warm welcome to three new faculty members, Steve Conolly, Irina Conboy, and Mohammad Mofrad. Professors Conolly and Conboy came to Berkeley in the fall, while Professor Mofrad is just arriving on campus now.
December 2004 The Center for Tissue Bioengineering at the Richmond Field Station received a visit from 53 high school girls and this December. Hosted by Professor Karen King, the young women participated in a tour, research demonstrations and a lively question and answer session at the Richmond Field Station CTBe facility.
December 2004 Research done by Dr. Jay Keasling, Professor of Chemical Engineering and soon to be part of the department of Bioengineering, has pioneered a method of producing the most effective anti-malarial drug at low cost for the developing world.
November 2004 Bioengineering professor Song Li was featured in the November 17, 2004 issue of the World Journal, the largest Chinese newspaper in North America. Those who read mandarin can read the full story in pdf.
November 2004 Bioengineering undergraduates Laleh Jalilian and Marcio von Muhlen won First Place in the Fall 2004 Undergraduate Engineering and Science Poster Session. Their poster, “A Piezoelectric Microjet for Drug Delivery”, described the research they have been performing in Professor Dan Fletcher’s lab. Seventeen other students participated in the poster session, held November 17th in […]
November 2004 Bioengineering professor Kevin Healy participated in a press conference Monday announcing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau’s appointment to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. The committee is charged with overseeing the implementation of California’s new $3 billion stem cell research effort.