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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Aaron Streets has been named to the inaugural class of Science Diversity Leadership Award winners, a new partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The program aims to recognize and further the leadership of excellent biomedical researchers who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their scientific fields.
Professor Aaron Streets has been named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, a list honoring trailblazing early-career scientists and engineers who are tackling pressing challenges with innovative solutions. Streets is bioengineering’s Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty Director of the BioEngineering Scholars Program, and a talented researcher who combines mathematics, physics and engineering to develop novel tools for precision measurement of biological systems.
Five Bioengineering PhD students have been named Siebel Scholars of the class of 2023: Jordan Baker, Kelsey Gray DeFrates, Juan Eduardo Hurtado, Gabriela Lomeli, and Connor Tsuchida. The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science.