Visit UCR Return to Campus website - Take the COVID Screening Check survey

We Engineer Excellence

Student working in Lab

Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering



Natasha Brinkley and Prue Talbot
Graduate student wins award at local stem cell symposium
Natasha Brinkley conducts research in UCR’s Tissue Regenerative Engineering and Mechanotransduction lab
Read More »
 video games
How video games could unlock new treatments for Parkinson’s 
A $5 million NIH grant is adding an ‘extra life’ to Parkinson’s research, with patients playing video games during brain surgery to help researchers understand better how the brain regulates movement. 
Read More »
Man in hazmat suit fighting COVID
Scientists uncover COVID’s weakness
New UC Riverside research has revealed COVID’s Achilles heel — its dependence on key human proteins for its replication — which can be used to prevent the virus from making people sick. 
Read More »
Positive COVID test
The best drug combos to prevent COVID recurrence
A groundbreaking machine-learning study has unmasked the best drug combinations to prevent COVID-19 from coming back after an initial infection. It turns out these combos are not the same for every patient. 
Read More »
Giulia Palermo
UCR professor wins Sloan fellowship
Fellowship comes with $75,000 that Professor Giulia Palermo can use to advance her research
Read More »
A woman sick on the couch with the flu
No more flu for you? Discovery blocks influenza virus’ replication in cells
SUMOylation inhibitor could lead to highly effective ways to treat the flu and other respiratory viruses
Read More »
Bahman Anvari and Collaborators Land $2M NIH Grant to Develop Novel Treatment for Vascular Abnormality
Dr. Anvari and collaborators from UCI and University of Kentucky aim to develop a new approach for laser treatment of port wine stain (PWS) vascular abnormalities. The approach involves intravascular administration of optical micro-particles, fabricated from erythrocytes and doped with indocyanine green, an FDA-approved NIR chromophore, as targets for pulsed near infrared (NIR) laser irradiation. A particularly innovative feature of these micro-particles is that their membrane is enriched with cholesterol to prolong the circulation of the particles. The investigators will use animal models
Read More »
Chocolate drops covered with colorful candy nonpareils alongside pharmaceutical capsules also coated with the candy
Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud
Colorful nonpareils can uniquely identify drug capsules and counterfeit fashions
Read More »

Upcoming and Recent Events

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.
Bioengineering 2006
Bioengineering 15th Anniversary Celebration: Friday, October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Alumni and Visitors Center
Please join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary on Friday, October 22, 2021 beginning at 8:00 AM. The program will be a hybrid platform with the in-person format housed in the Alumni and Visitors Center. The reception will begin at 6:00 PM. For registration and more imformation, please visit our website.
Graduate Visit Day
Potential Graduate Students Virtual Visit Day 4-3-2020
April 03, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Please click here to see the recording of the Potential Graduate Students Virtual Visit Day held on Friday April 3, 2020.
Nathan Lewis
Colloquium Speaker: Nathan Lewis, PhD, Dept. of Bioengineering and Pediatrics, UCSD
February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: Coaxing better therapeutic production through mammalian systems and synthetic biology Abstract: Over the past years, there has surge in complex therapeutics, including recombinant protein, gene, and cell therapies. However, the manufacturing of these therapeutics necessitates the engineering of complex traits into…

Did You Know?

Core Faculty
BIG Faculty
Affiliated Centers