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We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism

The Department of Bioengineering stands in solidarity with our students, staff and faculty against social injustice and acts of racism. We are shocked and saddened by the recent, brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Rayshard Brooks and others. Like many members of our community, we are frustrated that these deaths are only the most recent manifestations of long-standing racial inequality in this country. 
The Department supports the call to action made by the Bourns College of Engineering.
•    We acknowledge that systemic racism permeates and poisons all levels of academia. 
•    We affirm that the Department has zero tolerance for racism, institutional bias or acts of violence against Black members of our community. 
•    We are committed to supporting Black students and combating the bias and inequity they face. 
•    We are committed to critically examining our recruitment and retention efforts to better support Black students, faculty and staff. 
We would also like to take this moment to recognize the essential contributions made every day by Black students, faculty and staff. They are part of the Bioengineering family, and the department would not be as strong today without their efforts.


Department Research Facilities

The core BIEN research facilities are housed in Bourns Hall, the college’s $41 million, 105,000 square-foot engineering complex. Graduate students have access to an array of significant resources that assist in their research efforts.

Instrumentation and Equipment

Groundbreaking research requires access to cutting edge instrumentation and equipment. Bioengineering’s research facilities feature top of the line equipment


Certification for cell handling at biological safety levels 1 and 2, use of enzymes, nucleic acids, fluorescent microscopes, optical instrumentation, mammalian cell tissue culture.

High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC)

The High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) provides state-of-the-art research computing infrastructure and training accessible to all UCR researchers and affiliates at low cost. This includes access to the shared HPC resources and services summarized below.

Computational Tools

Students have many tools available for use

Other Facilities

Due to the program’s interdisciplinary approach, students also have access to other University of California, Riverside facilities as well as collaborations with other organizations including: