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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.