PhD student Yiqi Cao took first place and the People’s Choice award at the 2018 UCSF Grad Slam competition, which challenges students to give a compelling presentation of their research in 3 minutes or less. Cao will now go on to compete in the UC system-wide Grad Slam event. Student Inez Raharjo took 2nd place, landing BioE in all of the top spots. Go BioE!
PhD student Thomas Carey was selected as the winner of the Diagnostics World Early Innovator Awards program at the 2018 Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco. Carey and his colleagues are developing a low-cost microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid.
BioE PhD student Adam Rao is part of the team that designed Tabla, a low-cost device that uses sound waves to detect the presence of pneumonia. Tabla is the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.
The Master of Engineering capstone team of Alison Burkland, Daniel Campo, Dragos Puscalau, and Gregory Wohlleb — working with bioengineering professor Kevin Healy — received the 2016 Fung Institute Mission Award for their work on a Point of Care Low-Cost Approach for HIV Monitoring.
Congratulations to our 2016 recipients of departmental fellowships! Donor-funded fellowships are an important vehicle for supporting our outstanding students. Independent funding allows them to work on pioneering research not yet funded by faculty grants, and to pursue their interests and passions. Our heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who have endowed these fellowships!
The UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Awards are given to the best GSIs of the year, nominated by the course instructor. Congratulations to the Outstanding GSI Award Winners for 2015-16 from BioE courses: Andrew Bremer, Doug Kelkhoff, and Preeya Khanna!
Master of Translational Medicine student Tyler Schmeckpeper is a member of the winning team for the first UC Berkeley Intramural Global Health Case Competition.
The Master of Translational Medicine team of Michael Nasr, Tyler Schmeckpeper, and Josh Yang has been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in April 2016.
Professor Steven Conolly’s lab is the first in the world to achieve cell tracking in vivo by magnetic particle imaging.