Congratulations to new Associate Professors Aaron Streets and Michael Yartsev, granted tenure effective July 1, 2022!
Professor Teresa Head-Gordon will continue the machine learning COVID-19 research spurred by a 2020 Digital Transformation Institute grant, with the Midwest Antiviral Drug Discovery Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern, one of nine new centers announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on May 18, 2022.
David Schaffer, PhD, a University of California, Berkeley professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, and molecular and cell biology, who holds over 50 patents and whose research has spawned eight companies to commercialize stem cell and gene therapies, has been appointed the next executive director of QB3.
Check out this feature on Bakar Labs startup Glyphic Biotechnologies – co-founded by MTM alumnus Josh Yang!
Congratulations to Professor Phillip Messersmith, one of seven new recipients of the 2022 Bakar Fellows Spark Award, designed to accelerate faculty-led research and produce tangible, positive societal impact through commercialization. Messersmith is developing a regenerative therapy for the intestinal ulcers that accompany inflammatory bowel disease.
Professor Lisa Pruitt is one of two 2022 recipients of the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal, recognizing exceptional records of accomplishment by Brown alumni in their engineering careers. Pruitt received her Ph.D. from Brown and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley in 1993, later becoming a joint professor in the Department of Bioengineering.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! In addition to our many talented grads, we’re proud that both the keynote and student speakers at the 2022 UC Berkeley doctoral commencement ceremony were bioengineers! Sally Winkler, now a research scientist at AbbVie, gave the student address, and Ann Lee-Karlon, BS alumna and COO of Altos Labs, delivered […]
In a study published in Nature, a team of researchers in the lab of Professor Michael Yartsev studied neural activity in the hippocampus of freely flying bats and found that the neural codes remained unchanged over days and weeks. The discovery that these GPS-like neural codes remain stable over time has upended previous research and may further our understanding of diseases like Alzheimer’s.
A study led by Professor Emeritus David Rempel and the environmental non-profit group Cool the Earth tested the functionality of 657 EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment) connectors at all 181 open public, non-Tesla charging stations in the Bay area. The study found that 27% were nonfunctional, a concerning issue for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.