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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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Jossie Haines, VP of Software Engineering and  Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Tile

Jossie Haines: The steps we can take to empower and retain women in tech

When Jossie Haines first ventured to Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom to start her career in tech, women accounted for a small fraction of the tech workforce. Today, over 25 years since the dot-com boom began, women remain underrepresented in tech, despite efforts to reduce the gender... Read More

Baskin Engineering UC PPFP & CPFP Symposium Flyer

Cutting-edge research in engineering and science presented at the first annual Baskin Engineering UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium

On May 10-11, the Baskin School of Engineering, in partnership with the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, hosted their first annual UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) Symposium. The two-day, virtual event showcased the... Read More

Kelly Harkins Kincaid, CEO of Claret Bioscience and Astrea Forensics

Kelly Harkins Kincaid: From pit orchestra to executive leadership

Kelly Harkins Kincaid, CEO of Claret Bioscience and Astrea Forensics, was the second speaker of Diverse Voices: Season 3. The Diverse Voices speaker series, featuring industry leaders and Baskin Engineering alumni, aims to promote diversity in engineering and tech and inspire more individuals from... Read More

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