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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, 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.



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.
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…
February 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: The Neuroimaging Face of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease Abstract:  I will discuss results from our study of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease as part of the BIOCARD project. We will examine the central technologies of Computational Anatomy based on diffeomorphometry for quantifying the anatomical structures of 3T clinical…
February 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am
The University of California, Riverside Alumni & Visitor Center 3637 Canyon Crest Drive Bannockburn Suite H-108 Riverside, CA 92507
The Professor Dimitrios Morikis Memorial Symposium is a tribute to the work and accomplishments of Professor Dimitrios Morikis. Professor Morikis was a founding faculty member of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside and his scientific energy was vital in shaping the program into what it is…
February 05, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: Regulation of shoulder stability: neural mechanisms that reflect and augment our anatomy Abstract:  The neural and musculoskeletal systems are intimately linked in the control of movement and posture. The musculoskeletal system serves as a mechanical interface between the computations of our nervous system and our ability…
January 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: Engineering Medicine to Transform Healthcare Abstract: During recent decades, many changes have taken place across the bioengineering, biomedical research, and translational science landscape.  In particular, the integration of engineering, the physical and the biological sciences has resulted in (1) significant progress…
January 08, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall WCH 205/206
Title: Computational markers for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy Abstract: The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy relies on visual interpretation of electrophysiological data in the form of scalp electroencephalography (EEG) or, in preparation for epilepsy surgery, intracranial EEG. While there is extensive knowledge of…
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…
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…
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…