Bioengineering Adjunct Professor Paul Adams has been appointed Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Adams has played an important role promoting Berkeley Lab’s leadership in structural biology nationally and internationally.
Conboy Lab awarded $3million by Open Philanthropy
Professor Irina Conboy has been awarded a $3 million grant from Open Philanthropy to continue her lab’s groundbreaking research in engineering longevity. Open Philanthropy is a privately funded grantmaker with a focus on Global Health & Wellbeing and Longtermism. The Conboy lab works to understand age-imposed and pathological changes in molecular compositions of systemic and […]
Domkam, Sekar and Zutshi named 2023 Quad Fellows
Congratulations to three bioengineers named Quad Fellows! Nya Domkam, BioE BS and MTM alumnus currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Sciences & Technology at Berkeley, Nandini Periyapalayam Sekar, first year PhD student, and Sharicka Zutshi, current BioE undergraduate planning to pursue graduate studies in medical diagnostics, have all been named to the 2023 class. The Quad Fellowship is an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. The program sponsors 100 exceptional master’s and doctoral students in STEM to study in the United States.
Alison Burklund named to 30 Under 30
MEng alumna Alison Burklund, the cofounder and CTO of Nanopath, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Nanopath creates diagnostics that test pelvic and gynecologic infections during a single visit, so treatment can begin right away.
Finding solutions for living on Mars — and a rapidly changing Earth
Prof Adam Arkin and the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space are leading efforts to create zero-waste biomanufacturing systems in “Mars-like conditions”, for human futures on other worlds and our own.
Yartsev wins Neuroscience Young Investigator Award:
Congratulations Professor Michael Yartsev, named the 2022 Young Investigator awardee from the Society for Neuroscience! The Young Investigator Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who leads an independent research group, and recognizes Yartsev for his groundbreaking work understanding the neural complexity of free-flying fruit bats.
Yartsev wins Cajal Club Krieg Cortical Kudos
Professor Michael Yartsev has won the 2022 Krieg Cortical Kudos Explorer award for his “superb contributions to our understanding of the neuroscience of behavior, social learning and anatomical pathways involved in group sociality and communication.” The Cajal Club was established in 1947 to celebrate neuroanatomy and it has evolved over the years to promote all facets of neuroscience,
Yartsev named 2022 Peter Gruss Investigator
Professor Michael Yartsev has been named the 2022 Peter Gruss Young Investigator by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The award recognizes a young neuroscience investigator for significant contributions to the scientific community through collaboration, creativity, and curiosity-driven research.
Lessons learned from our life science tools startup journey
The founders of successful bioengineering startup company Zephyrus (now part of Bio-Techne), have written a thoughtful perspective article in Analytica Chimica Acta sharing ‘lesser known lessons’ from their university spinout experience. Authors are Professor Amy Herr, PhD alumna Kelly Gardner, and co-founder Josh Molho.