Biomolecular Engineering

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  Mark Akeson, Phil Berman, Angela Brooks, Russ Corbett-Detig, Rebecca DuBois, Camilla Forsberg, Ed Green, David Haussler, Richard Hughey, Kevin Karplus, Daniel Kim, Todd Lowe (17-18 Department Chair), Benedict Paten, Nader Pourmand, Josh Stuart, and Christopher Vollmers . Jonathan Trent, Robert Coffman, Zemin Zhang, Ted Goldstein, David Bernick, and Nathalie Scholler 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.

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Baskin fellowship provides funding for student research

Baskin School of Engineering graduate students Jordan Eizenga and Sutirtha Sengupta are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship. The Fellowship will ensure that these UC Santa Cruz engineers have the resources they need to conduct important research... Read More

Dean Alexander Wolf with the 2017-18 Dean's and Chancellor's Award Winners

Baskin Engineering announces Dean's and Chancellor's Award winners

Each academic year, the Deans and the Chancellor honor the achievements of students who go above and beyond in scholarship and creativity in their undergraduate studies. Students selected for the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Awards are those whose work exemplifies the mission of UC Santa Cruz to... Read More

DYF Award Recipients (left to right): Charles Cole, Shereen Oraby, Jude Zhu, Shweta Jain, Rakshit Agrawal, and Huazhe Wang.

Six Baskin School of Engineering students receive Dissertation Year Fellowships

Dissertation-Year Fellowships (DYFs) are state-funded, merit-based fellowships awarded on a competitive basis to doctoral graduate students who have overcome significant social or educational obstacles to achieve a college education, and whose backgrounds equip them to contribute to... Read More

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