October 10, 2008 Bioengineering Professor Adam Arkin was involved in the genome sequencing analysis of the first ecosystem ever found having only a single biological species, discovered 2.8 kilometers (1.74 miles) beneath the surface of the earth in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa.
September 17, 2008 – Dr. Paola Timiras, Professor Emerita of Molecular and Cell Biology and Co-Director the Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) at the University of California, Berkeley, passed away of heart failure on September 12.
September 2008 Bioengineering faculty including Stan Berger, Dan Fletcher, Kevin Healy, Sanjay Kumar, Luke Lee, Seung-Wuk Lee, Dorian Liepmann and Song Li all offered their labs over the summer for the UC Berkeley Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). In the program, teens spend a month working alongside a graduate student mentor with the Nanoscale […]
August 8, 2008 Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Jay Keasling’s work on the malaria treatment drug, artemisinin, was highlighted as one of “10 ways that genetically engineered microbes could help humanity” in the August 2008 issue of Discover magazine. The article highlights the ways in which microbes are being harnessed as tiny “workhorses” by […]
August 6, 2008 Three of Berkeley’s most innovative and exciting young faculty are being featured in the new Faculty Spotlight exhibit which opened in Moffitt Library’s lobby on August 6. The work and inspirations of our own Professor Sanjay Kumar, History Professor Abena Osseo-Asare, and Music Professor Nicholas Mathew are highlighted in this exhibit, co-curated […]
August 2008 Work by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Mofrad was on the cover of Biophysical Journal in August 2008.
August 2008 James Su, a graduate student researcher co-advised by Materials Science and Bioengineering Professor Kevin Healy and School of Optometry Professor Christine Wildsoet, is using a synthetic biomaterial known as hydrogel to develop a promising new treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness, high axial myopia.
August 2008 Work by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr and collaborators at Yale and Sandia National Laborator was on the cover of Lab on a Chip journal in August 2008.