Professor Dan Fletcher has received the 2023 the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award, a highly competitive campuswide award that recognizes faculty for outstanding mentorship of graduate students at UC Berkeley. Fletcher was nominated by his current and former graduate students and has long been a sought-after mentor of students and faculty of all levels.
H.R. Lissner Medal Awarded to Boris Rubinsky
Professor Emeritus Boris Rubinsky has been awarded the 2023 H.R. Lissner Medal in Bioengineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Medal recognizes achievements in the form of significant research contributions in bioengineering; development of new methods of measuring in bioengineering; design of new equipment and instrumentation in bioengineering; and/or educational impact in the training of bioengineers. Rubinsky is known for developing several technologies that are now clinical standards in the field, including imaging-monitored cryosurgery, non-thermal irreversible electroporation, non-invasive electromagnetic detection of internal bleeding, and MEMS technology for single cell analysis.
Messersmith named MRS Fellow
Professor Phillip Messersmith has been named to the 2023 class of Fellows of the Materials Research Society. The Fellows program recognizes outstanding contributions to the field, including research, leadership, and service that have advanced the mission of the materials community world-wide. It is intended to be a lifetime recognition of distinction in the field.
Streets receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity
Congratulations Professor Aaron Streets, presented the 2023 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice. Streets is an award-winning bioengineer whose wide-ranging efforts to diversify engineering and the biosciences have been deeply transformative. He is the DIrector of the BioEngineering Scholars Program as well as a co-founder of the Berkeley Stanford UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium.
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.
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,