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Friday, March 2, 2018

“Engineering Biology to Make Novel Medicines”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


César de la Fuente-Nunez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bioengineering (BioE)


Proteins perform the cellular tasks required for life. The great variety of their biological activity is due in part to their vast combinatorial space: 20n, n being the number of amino acids present in any given peptide chain and 20 being the number of natural amino acid monomer building blocks. Yet we do not have the tools to properly engineer these diverse molecules. One approach is to start...   More >

Monday, March 5, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bridging the Gap Between the Petri Dish and the Patient: Integrative Approaches to Put Disease in Context

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Stephanie Fraley, University of California, San Diego

Bioengineering (BioE)


Technological advances continue to accentuate the fact that biological knowledge is highly context and time dependent. It is now clear that in vitro model systems, which are necessary for studying the molecular mechanisms of disease, fail to represent many critical pathophysiological features of human disease. Thus, findings from in vitro studies rarely translate directly into impact for...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stacking Atomic Layers: Quest for New Materials and Physics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location


Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Physics and Applied Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Modern electronics has relied heavily on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors.

In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By...   More >

Monday, March 19, 2018

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course: Undergrad | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall


Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research


Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

View from the Top: Kishore Seendripu: An accidental entrepreneur: My journey from Berkeley to Wall Street

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Kishore Seendripu, Co-founder, president & CEO, Maxliner

College of Engineering


Kishore will share his experiences as an entrepreneur and a cofounder of MaxLinear, a modern communications IC company, from inception to NYSE initial public offering. He will cover the gamut of challenges an entrepreneur’s journey entails, from building a team and spawning product ideas to dealing with venture capitalists, bankers and shareholders.


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“Molecular Recording: Capture and Storage of Data within the Genome of a Cell”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School

Bioengineering (BioE)


Experimental cell biology is limited by the requirement for direct observation or destructive analysis of the cells being studied. This is particularly problematic when studying a complex, developing system such as the brain. To circumvent this limitation, I have pursued a new approach: the logging of biological events as coded nucleotides, written into the genome of a living cell. These...   More >



Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center


Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics

Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport

Photobears


Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | March 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall


Prof. Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Curiosity-driven discoveries can often inspire new hypotheses in scientific research and solutions for problems. I will share a few such discoveries from my research group and my classrooms.

For example, crumpled paper balls in a wastebasket inspired a new form of ultrafine particles that becomes aggregation-resistant and can disperse in arbitrary solvents. This represents a new strategy to...   More >

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“Stability and Flexibility in Motor Networks”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | March 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location


Michael Long, New York University School of Medicine

Bioengineering (BioE)


For us to interact with the outside world, our brains must plan and dictate our actions and behaviors. In many cases, we learn to reproducibly execute a well-defined series of muscle movements to perform impressive feats, such as hitting a golf ball or playing the violin. In other cases, however, we are required to adjust our behavior to account for uncertain sensory information from the world...   More >