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.
Check out a Newsweek interview with the founders of Tinctorium Inc, including BioE PhD Tammy Hsu, which is commercializing a sustainable method of producing indigo dye through synthetic biology.
Alumni synthetic biology startup Lygos was recognized by The Biofuels Digest as one of “the 50 Next Companies to Disrupt the World” — bioeconomy companies that are on the journey to commercial scale with an emerging technology. Our alumni are a big part of other noted companies, including Clara Foods, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inscripta, and Zymergen
Alumni-founded engineered fiber company Bolt Threads was noted with an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design awards for their new Mylo Driver bag, an high fashion tote made from engineered mushroom mycellium cells
It is with the greatest sadness we share that BioE alumna Carol Major (BS 2013) died August 25 as the result of a car crash in San Jose, CA. A technical program manager at Apple, Carol was an active alumna who returned to campus to help students plan their careers in biotech. She is remembered fondly by our community and will be greatly missed.
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).
Maria Artunduaga, MTM 2017, took home the $20,000 first prize in the 19th annual Big Bang! Business Competition at the University of California, Davis. Her company, Respira Labs, is developing a wearable device that uses acoustic sensors, data signal processing and artificial intelligence to predict and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attacks.
BioE MEng alumnus Bradley Los (2018) shares his path from newly admitted grad student to full-time engineer at a top company.