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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 , Benedict Paten, Nader Pourmand, Josh Stuart, and Christopher Vollmers . 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 and with the Physical & Biological Sciences departments of MCD Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Ocean Sciences.

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Fifth Annual IDEA Hub Pitch Contest flyer

Innovative solutions to pressing social, scientific issues pitched at the annual IDEA Hub competition

On June 2, the UC Santa Cruz Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) hosted the fifth annual IDEA Hub pitch competition, the largest UC Santa Cruz startup pitch contest of the year. The IDEA Hub is a campus-wide initiative for students, created to support innovation and... Read More

Adrienne Harrell (top left), Michael Lopp (top right), and Dean Alexander Wolf (bottom) speaking during the "Leading Humans in the 21st Century" University Forum event

Baskin Engineering alumnus, dean discuss 21st century leadership at virtual event

At Tuesday’s UC Santa Cruz University Forum, Baskin School of Engineering alumnus Michael Lopp was joined by Dean Alexander Wolf for a wide-ranging conversation on the topic “Leading Humans in the 21st Century.” Moderated by Adrienne Harrell, learning and talent development manager for UC Santa... Read More

Sheldon Logan, Baskin Engineering alumnus and senior software engineer at Google

Sheldon Logan: Confronting racism and creating change

Sheldon Logan (Ph.D. ‘13, computer engineering) confronted America’s race issues head on in his powerful Diverse Voices 2021 talk. In the final talk of the season, Logan shed light on the topic of anti-Black racism and how we can erase implicit bias.  As violence and discrimination towards... Read More

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