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UCR BCOE bioengineering doctoral student Samantha Robinson writing on a dry erase board.
Keeping Future Engineers on Track
Bioengineering doctoral students Samantha Robinson and Nicholas Robertson received Koerner Family Foundation fellowships and grants geared to help them focus on their research, complete their degrees, and launch research-focused engineering careers in the United States.
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Engineering student professional organizations soar to success
Financial support from October’s annual BCOE Match Challenge helped drum up donations for student professional organizations, totaling the most donors in the challenge’s six-year history.
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Three New Faculty Members Join Bioengineering
The Department of Bioengineering welcomes three new core faculty members in 2023. Assistant Professor Tingting Xiang began joined in January 2023 and Associate Professor Chung Hao Lee and Assistant Professor Juhong Chen began in January 2024. Dr. Xiang's joins us from her previous position as assistant professor in biology at UNC Charlotte. Her research focuses on understanding and engineering coral-algal symbiosis. Her work hopes to help mitigate the unfortunate environmental crisis of coral bleaching. Dr. Lee was previously associate professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical
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Bahman Anvari
UCR bioengineering professor recognized by the National Academy of Inventors
UCR bioengineering professor Bahman Anvari, whose innovations have improved treatments for debilitating skin disorders, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.
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Upcoming and Previous Events

Dr. Stacey Finley
Professor Stacey Finley is Distinguished Lecturer in Mathematical and Computational Biology on February 21
February 21, 2024 @ 12:15 pm
MRB1 Seminar Room
 We would like to invite you to attend the Distinguished Lecture in Mathematical and Computational Biology of the UCR Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology by Dr. Stacey Finley to be held at 1pm in the MRB1 Seminar Room on Wednesday, February 21st. Refreshments will be served at 12:15pm. I am also…
Kshitiz Gupta
Colloquium Speaker: Professor Kshitiz Gupta, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. Connecticut Health
February 07, 2024 @ 11:00 am
Please check with department for Zoom link information.
How mammals solved the problem of cancer malignancyAbstract: Biology rhymes with recurrent themes. A mechanism present in one physiology is often utilized in another context towards a different phenotype. Often a phenotype normal in one context is pathological in another. These recurrent themes are commonly found to be (mis)…
Martin Tresguerres
Colloquium Speaker: Professor Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
January 31, 2024 @ 11:00 am
WCH 205/206
The multiple cellular and physiological roles of the V-type proton pump in aquatic organismsAbstract: V-type H+-ATPase (“proton pump” or VHA) is a multisubunit enzyme that uses the energy from ATP hydrolysis to transport protons across biological membranes. VHA is conserved in leukaryotes, playing a universal role in the endosomal…
Jane and Jerome Schultz
Inaurural Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship, March 3, 2023
March 03, 2023 @ 11:00 am
University of California, Riverside Alumni and Visitors Center 3701 Canyon Crest Drive Riverside, CA 92521
The inaugural Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship in Engineering will be March 3, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The inaugural lecturer will be Nobel Laureate, Eric Betzig. The program is free but please register.  Visit the Schultz Lecture website.

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