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Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering

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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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 and engineering rigor, intellectual creativity, and integrity.

Upcoming Events

Chang Liu
Colloquium Speaker: Chang Liu, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine
December 04, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Title: Synthetic Genetics Systems for Rapid Mutation and Continuous Evolution in Vivo Abstract: We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships…
Annelise E. Barron
Colloquium Speaker: Annelise Barron; W.M. Keck Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University
November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Biomimetic Drugs: In Vitro, In Vivo & Mechanistic Studies of 5-12mer Antimicrobial & Antiviral Peptoids to Treat Respiratory Infections Abstract: Growing bacterial resistance to conventional antibiotics has spurred the exploration of bioengineered antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and analogues as novel anti-infective agents…
Aijun Wang
Colloquium Speaker: Aijun Wang; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis
November 06, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Surgical Bioengineering - Engineering Stem Cells and Extracellular Components for Tissue Regeneration   Abstract: This presentation is providing an overview of the Wang lab research on engineering stem cells and biomaterials to develop novel regenerative therapies for a variety of diseases, with the main focus being on the birth…
Byron Ford
Colloquium Speaker: Byron Ford; Professor, Biomedical Sciences Division, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside, CA
October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Neuregulin-1 for Stroke Treatment: A Journey From the Bench to Clinical Translation   Abstract: Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the 5th leading cause of death in the United States.  Revascularization of the occluded cerebral artery, either by thrombolysis or thrombectomy, is the only…

Other News

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal
Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
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Chiamaka Offorjebe
‘A closed mouth doesn’t get fed’
This future PepsiCo associate was raised without her parents since the age of 9. Her resiliency transformed into grit
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Chronoprint 75% cough syrup
Seeing through food and drug fakes and frauds
“Chronoprints” can identify a sample from a video taken as it reacts to disturbance
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Base pairs of DNA fold themselves up into a spiral. Credit: Darryl Leja and Ernesto Del Aguila III, NHGRI
Machines whisper our secrets
Spies can learn what a machine is making from the sounds it makes
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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