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.
Professors Murthy and Conboy are featured for their work changing CRISPR to correct, rather than cut, DNA to repair genetic diseases.
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 […]
Anti-aging research by Professor Irina Conboy is featured in The Economist’s “Uncovering how the body ages is leading to drugs to reverse it” article. Conboy specializes in aging and rejuvenation research, with recent breakthroughs in a combinatorial approach for multi-tissue rejuvenation without blood transfusion. (Full story behind paywall)
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.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Hsu will be joining the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering as an Assistant Professor, effective January 1, 2020. Hsu comes to us from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he has been a Fellow and Principal Investigator, after completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University in […]