March 31, 2009 Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling has been appointed Acting Deputy Laboratory Director of Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and Adjunct Bioengineering Professor Paul Adams has been appointed Acting Director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division.
Venkatesh wins Goldwater Scholarship
March 30, 2009 Bioengineering junior Madhvi Venkatesh has been awarded a 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. She is one of only two UC Berkeley winners for this nationally competitive scholarship this year.
Herr’s research is hot stuff
March 28, 2009 An article by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr has been declared one of the “Hot Articles of 2008” by Lab On A Chip journal.
Schaffer Working To Cure Cystic Fibrosis
February 17, 2009 Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering David Schaffer, along with researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Iowa, have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy.
Lee’s viruses may repair nerves
January 22, 2009 Research by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Seung-Wuk Lee that may someday help regenerate injured spinal cords was featured in MIT’s Technology Review this week.
Keasling Newsweek “Person To Watch”
December 20, 2008 Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling was featured in Newsweek as a “Person to Watch”. The article focuses on his synthetic biology work building molecular tools to turn common ingredients into medical artemisinin and to make malaria drugs affordable and accessible.
Conolly and Schaffer bring stem cell grants to Berkeley
December 12, 2008 Bioengineering faculty Steve Conolly and David Schaffer have both been awarded grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to create new tools to speed the translation of basic stem cell research into clinical therapies. Twenty three grants were announced this week to 18 institutions by the state’s stem cell agency, […]
Keasling Lab makes protein link breakthrough
November 5, 2008 BioE and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling’s joint proteomics study has uncovered a protein link that may help fight tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Keasling and collaborators at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered proteins residing in the immune system and the self-cleaning system by which cells rid themselves of unwanted parts […]
Arkin analyzes first single-species ecosystem genome
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.