Five Bioengineering PhD students have been named Siebel Scholars of the class of 2022: Kristen Cotner, K.L. Barry Fung, Kazuomori Lewis, Alden Moss, and Soo Hyun Shin. The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science.
Congratulations to bioengineers receiving new NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! Current PhD students: Niroshan Anandasivam, Cynthia Perez, Preethi Raghavan, and Clay Smyth, also a BS BioE 2017. Graduating seniors Saarang Panchavati and Vikram Shivakumar, and recent undergraduate alumni Luis Caldera (2018), Eszter Mihaly (2017), Andrew Sum (2015), and Madelynn Whittaker (2019).
Congratulations to Outstanding GSI Award Winners for 2020-21 from BioE courses: Kristen Cotner, Andrew Dickson, Louise Hansen and Lily Shang! The UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Awards are given to the best GSIs of the year, nominated by the course instructor.
BioE graduate student Connor Tsuchida talks about the experience of working in Nobel prize-winning labs.
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.
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 […]
Bioengineering graduate student Gabriela Lomeli interviewed five scientists, including four from Professor Amy Herr’s lab, who have pivoted their research during COVID-19 to write decontamination guidelines for personal protective equipment.
Please join us in celebrating all of our 2020 graduates, who have showed so much dedication and perseverance getting through this wild year. We are so proud of all of you!
Congratulations to incoming and current PhD students, and BS alumni, who have been awarded new NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!
Congratulations to current PhD students Joann Gu, Melod Mehdipour, and Hannah Schmitz; incoming doctoral students Ilina Bhaya-Grossman, Jessica Herrera, Nicholas Higgins, Claire Hilburger, Kevin Joslin, and Lucas Waldburger; and BS alumni Francesca Zhoufan Li, Amy Lyden (also an incoming PhD), Tomer Rotstein, Connor Tour and Brenda Yang.