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.
Uncovering the Secrets of the Smallest Phages
In a new paper in Nature Chemical Biology, Professor Adam Arkin and collaborator Vivek Mutalik report advances in understanding phage biology that bring us closer to using these small predators to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Aaron Streets: No ‘shortcuts to inclusion’: Building a pipeline to diversify STEM faculty
Check out this excellent Q & A with Professor Aaron Streets on the long journey to diversifying STEM faculty.
Paul Adams appointed Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Berkeley Lab
Bioengineering Adjunct Professor Paul Adams has been appointed Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Adams has played an important role promoting Berkeley Lab’s leadership in structural biology nationally and internationally.
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 […]
Finding solutions for living on Mars — and a rapidly changing Earth
Prof Adam Arkin and the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space are leading efforts to create zero-waste biomanufacturing systems in “Mars-like conditions”, for human futures on other worlds and our own.