The Biomolecular Engineering (BME) Department within the Jack Baskin School of Engineering features an interdisciplinary blend of engineering, biology, chemistry, and statistics designed to foster collaboration with other departments. This blend reflects our vision of the direction that biomedical discovery will take over the next two decades.
The BME Department ladder-rank faculty includes David Deamer (chair), Kevin Karplus (vice chair), Mark Akeson , David Haussler, Phillip Berman, Richard Hughey, Todd Lowe, Joshua Stuart, Rebecca DuBois, Camilla Forsberg, Nader Pourmand, Ed Green and Christopher Vollmers . Jonathan Trent, Robert Coffman, Zemin Zhang and David Bernick hold adjunct faculty appointments in the department. David Deamer, UC Davis Emeritus Professor of chemistry and biochemistry also holds a research professor appointment with the BME Department.
Members of the BME Department collaborate actively with faculty from other SOE departments, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Electrical Engineering, and with the Physical & Biological Sciences departments of MCD Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Ocean Sciences.