Correlia Biosystems was named the 2020 SLAS Ignite Award winner from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, an award that recognizes the best exhibiting start-up or emerging company at the conference Innovation AveNEW. Correlia was founded by BioE PhDs Akwasi Apori and Samuel Tia, and former postdoc Kursad Araz, all from Professor Herr’s lab.
Joint Professor Tejal Desai, PhD alumna and chair of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Professor David Schaffer, of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The UC Berkeley Innovative Genomics Institute has awarded the 2019 Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation Faculty Scholars Program award to Liana Lareau. Lareau will spearhead a novel project using genome editing tools to understand how “silent” mutations—DNA changes that do not alter the amino acid make-up of protein—lead to human disease, and to predict which silent mutations have big effects on human health.
BioE graduate student Anjali Gopal of Prof Amy Herr’s lab took 3rd place this weekend at the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies SciX meeting.
Professor Michael Yartsev has received a 2019 Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award recognizes early-career professionals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in their research and promotes successful academic transitions prior to tenure, naming Yartsev for his work applying cutting-edge neural techniques to bats to understand how brain circuits mediate spatial and social behaviors.
Professor Amy Herr has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring at UC Berkeley, from the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program. She was selected from an esteemed group of UC Berkeley faculty by a committee of the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association. Mentoring is a critical component in growing recent PhDs into leaders […]
We’re proud to announce five new PhD students named 2020 Siebel Scholars: Roberto Falcon-Banchs, Christina Fuentes, Ari Joffe, Sally Winkler, and Kayla Wolf! The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science and provides funding to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.
Incoming Assistant Professor Patrick Hsu has been named a Visionary in the annual MIT Tech Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35”, recognizing his research to make CRISPR work for RNA as well as DNA, and as a potential treatment for brain disease.