Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering

Vision

Our vision is to be a world leader in bioengineering and biomedical engineering education and research.

We instill in our students a strong foundation in science, engineering, and biological principles, and we prepare them to resolve challenges at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine.

We positively impact health and society through research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine.

We shape the fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering through scientific rigor and intellectual creativity.

Latest News

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Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue
The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
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Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment
The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
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Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note
Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs
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Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples
Project to embed patient data directly in biological samples receives Gates Foundation funding
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Dr. Anvari receives Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded the 2019 Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award from the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). This award was established in 1982 to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in either the research or…
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Two UCR teams were winners in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
Two UCR teams were recognized in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge The Talaria Ankle Brace was awarded the Design Excellence Prize and Vein Guard was awarded an Honorable Mention. More details on the DEBUT Challenge can be found at the NIBIB Website.
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Professors Jin Nam and Hyle Park receive NSF award
Professors Nam (left) and Park (right) have received an NSF award in the amount of $400,000 for their project, “Personalized in vitro nerve model”.  There are more than 600 neurological diseases without effective treatments available, a problem exacerbated by the fact that current animal-based in vivo models for developing new…
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Professor Palermo’s work is featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue
The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) featured our Assistant Professor of bioengineering Giulia Palermo’s research in its 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue released in July. Her publication, “Protospacer adjacent motif-induced allostery activates CRISPR-Cas9,” was selected as one of 26 publications from young…
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Upcoming Events

Ravi
Colloquium Speaker: Ravi Bellamkonda
December 05, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Title: Dancing with a moving target: Disrupting brain tumors   Abstract: Brain tumors present a clinical challenge due to their propensity to be highly invasive and distributed at the time of detection. Our laboratory is exploring a variety of engineering strategies to control, contain and arrest tumor cell invasion in the brain.…
Wood
Colloquium Speaker: Joshua Wood
November 28, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Title: Efficient generation and phenotyping of genome- edited rodent models using CRISPR-Cas9 in a high throughput pipeline   Abstract: The emergence of CRISPR-based endonuclease technology represents a paradigm shift in our approach to generating animal models that precisely recapitulate human disease. CRISPR-Cas9 has enabled a…
Wan
Colloquium Speaker: Jiandi Wan
November 07, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Title: The Emerging roles of Erythrocytes in the Regulation of Cerebral Microcirculation  Abstract: Thinking, reading, writing, or throwing a baseball are all activities in which neural activity is coupled with local elevation in cerebral blood flow. The mechanisms by which neural activity triggers hyperemia have been extensively…
Dr. Heinrich
Colloquium Speaker: Volkmar Heinrich
October 31, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Title: Venturing into the sprawling frontier that is cell and molecular immunophysics  Abstract: How do individual immune cells detect, interpret, and respond to the chemical and physical telltale signs of the presence of nearby pathogens? A comprehensive quantitative understanding of the underlying processes is key to a future…

Did You Know?

3.8:1
GRADUATE STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
18
Core Faculty
50
BIG Faculty
11
FELLOWS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
10
Affiliated Centers
30%
INCREASE IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FROM 15/16 TO 16/17
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