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Daniel FeltcherJuly 9, 2015 - Fletcher to chair Bioengineering
Daniel Feltcher has been appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering succeeding Kevin Healy who will return to teaching and research. More >

 

Departmental Chairs Jeffrey Reimer (left) and David Wemmer (right) with Berkeley Citation recipient Alex PinesJune 24, 2015 - Alex Pines awarded the Berkeley Citation
The Berkeley Citation was presented to Alex Pines at a celebration of his 70th birthday, held during the 56th ENC Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference. Pines, a pioneer in the development and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, was recognized for his distinguished service to the university. More >

 

Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle CharpentierMay 28, 2015 - Doudna and Charpentier win Princess of Asturias Award for gene-editing technology
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, who have been credited with creating revolutionary gene-editing technology, have won this year's Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. More >

 

Jennifer DoudnaMay 1, 2015 - Influential Women 2015: Jennifer Doudna
Molecular and cell biology professor Jennifer Doudna has been named one of the most influential women in Bay Area business by the San Francisco Business Times. She says that "working with outstanding students and postdoctoral associates, many of whom are now accomplished independent scientists," is her proudest professional accomplishment. More >

 

David Schaffer & Irina ConboyFebruary 10, 2015 - Schaffer and Conboy win Bridging the Gap Award
The Rogers Family Foundation provides annual proof-of-concept funding for UC research teams through QB3's Bridging the Gap Awards. Of 17 awards since 2007, 14 have supported projects that led to technology licenses or startups. David Schaffer and Irina Conboy direct one of this year's winning projects: Therapeutic Potential of Combining Small Molecule Signaling Modulators for Neuroregeneration and Rejuvenation. More >

 

Eva NogalesJanuary 28, 2015 - Nogales wins Hodgkin Award
The Protein Society awarded Eva Nogales the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award, in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science that profoundly influence our understanding of biology. The award is named for Hodgkin, a founder of the science of protein crystallography and a Nobel Laureate. Nogales will present the award talk at the 2015 Protein Society Symposium in Barcelona next July. More >

 

Connor Landgraf & Anna SchneiderJanuary 19, 2015 - Alumni in Forbes 30 Under 30
Each year Forbes names leading researchers in 20 fields, in its "30 Under 30" feature. The current healthcare list includes BioE alum Connor Landgraf (M.Eng '14) from the Eko Devices team, which developed a stethoscope attachment that amplifies and captures heart sounds. The current energy list includes Anna Schneider (Ph.D., Biophysics, '13, Geissler lab), founder of WattTime, which provides real-time energy data. More >

 

Sanjay Kumar, Mohammad Mofrad, and Niren MurthyJanuary 15, 2015 - Kumar, Mofrad and Murthy new AIMBE Fellows
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Sanjay Kumar, Mohammad Mofrad, and Niren Murthy to its College of Fellows for their significant contributions to bioengineering research. More >

 

Elçin Ünal & Nicholas IngoliaJanuary 14, 2015 - Ingolia and Ünal Receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Nicholas Ingolia and Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Elçin Ünal have been named as two of six winners of the 2015 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for early career scientists doing novel research into cancer. More >


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