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Schaffer wins AIChE Progress Award

Congratulations to Professor David Schaffer, 2020 recipient of the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering from the AIChE Foundation.

Five bioengineers are new Siebel Scholars

Congratulations to five Berkeley-based bioengineers named to the 2021 class of Siebel Scholars! Nicolas Altemose is developing microfluidic and molecular tools for studying genome regulation in single cells; Tiffany Chien is building a flexible simulation framework for calcium neuron imaging, simulating the 3D physical sample and the lens-less imaging system; Anjali Gopal is investigating the progression and resistance mechanisms of HER2 isoforms in HER2+ breast cancer via simultaneous single-cell proteoform and RNA sequencing measurements; Marc Lim is studying the physiological transport of three-helix-micelle (3HM) nanocarriers in solid tumors; Zoë Steier has developed totalVI, a computational framework for the joint probabilistic analysis of paired transcriptome and proteome measurements in single cells; and Alison Su is designing and validating measurement tools and workflows for biomedical applications ranging from bench to bedside.

Amy Herr appointed MacArthur Professor

Professor Amy Herr has been named the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor at UC Berkeley. The MacArthur Professorship is one of the most prestigious endowed chairs on campus, providing an annual stipend for scholarly activities and well-deserved recognition of Herr’s exceptional research, teaching, and service to the Berkeley community.

Yartsev named 2020 Vallee Scholar

Professor Michael Yartsev is one of six new 2020 Vallee Scholars. The program provides unrestricted funding for national and international junior faculty at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers. Yartsev was recognized for his work studying spatial navigation behavior in freely flying bats to show how mammalian neural circuits participate and contribute to complex spatial behaviors at both the individual and group level.

Vlassakis receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund award

Congratulations to recent BioE PhD Julea Vlassakis, now a postdoctoral scholar in Amy Herr’s lab, one of eight US scholars receiving a 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface. Scholars receive $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. “I am incredibly honored […]

Lareau receives LGR Seed Funding award for COVID-19 Project

Prof Liana Lareau and collaborator Stacia Wyman have received one of ten Excellence in Research Awards from the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR), a collaboration between UC Berkeley/UCSF (IGI) and GlaxoSmithKline. Their project will explore rapid, low-cost, high-throughput viral and metagenome sequencing of COVID-19 patient samples for outbreak surveillance.

Congratulations 2020 award winners!

Congratulations to our 2020 undergraduate award winners: Eric Hu, Departmental Citation, Connor Tou and Hasan Ahmad, Chair’s Award in Bioengineering, and Elizabeth Zhang, Bioengineering Service Award. Outstanding work by all!

Yartsev receives Penn Medicine’s Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences Rising Star Award

Professor Michael Yarsev has been named the recipient of the Rising Star Award in neuroscience research from the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The 2020 award honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to the technology of brain science research.

UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering