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.

News

Baskin Fellowship Recognizes Enterprising Work of Nathan Schaefer

Nathan Schaefer, a graduate student in biomolecular engineering, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship.   Originally from Wisconsin, Schaefer came to California four years ago after completing his undergraduate studies at the... Read More

11 Faculty Members Join The Baskin School Of Engineering In 2017-18

The Baskin School of Engineering welcomes 11 new faculty this year, bringing the school’s total faculty count to 101. The new faculty members bring a wide range of expertise to the engineering school, enhancing already strong programs such as data science and computational genomics, and bringing... Read More

portrait of Olena Morozova, UC Santa Cruz

Journal: In-Depth Olena Morozova

Amanda Rotella, Santa Cruz Economic Development, August 10, 2017 Living in Santa Cruz, it can be easy to forget that we have a world class research institution right in our backyard. If you don’t interact with the University on a regular basis, you may not realize that there are BIG (we... Read More

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