Current Bioengineering Chair Sanjay Kumar has been selected to serve as the next director of the California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley) effective September 1, 2022. He will succeed David Schaffer, who was recently appointed as faculty director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and executive director of QB3’s central office. Kumar will step down as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering effective September 1, where former Chair Dorian Liepmann will return to the role until a permanent appointment is made in 2023.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! In addition to our many talented grads, we’re proud that both the keynote and student speakers at the 2022 UC Berkeley doctoral commencement ceremony were bioengineers! Sally Winkler, now a research scientist at AbbVie, gave the student address, and Ann Lee-Karlon, BS alumna and COO of Altos Labs, delivered […]
The Berkeley Bioengineering undergraduate program has been ranked #6 among U.S. undergraduate bioengineering programs, by US News & World Report. This is our highest ranking yet, as Berkeley BioE continues our climb to the top!
Despite physical separation, our students and faculty are finding new ways to pursue collaboration, team projects, and hands-on education. Our BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design course is one of the innovative efforts featured for their ability to pivot to remote learning.
Berkeley Bioengineering is now ranked #7 in the nation among undergraduate bioengineering programs in the US News & World Report college rankings, released this week.
Showcasing their bottomless energy, compassion, and drive to help, Berkeley Bioengineers have launched themselves into efforts to study the COVID-19 virus and outbreak, mitigate its effects, and support victims and caregivers. The list below is just a short summary of the many, many efforts of our students, faculty and alumni.
US News and World Report has ranked the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering FOURTH among bioengineering graduate programs in the US. UC Berkeley remains the #3 engineering school, and our partner UCSF the #6 overall medical school.
The undergraduate Berkeley Bioengineering program was ranked #9 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today.
It gives us great pleasure to announce Berkeley Bioengineering’s next Department Chair, Professor Sanjay Kumar! Kumar joined our faculty in 2005, and will be taking the reins from Professor Dan Fletcher, who will return to his normal teaching and research duties with our sincere thanks.