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 (18-19 Department Chair), Benedict Paten, Nader Pourmand, Josh Stuart, 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 and with the Physical & Biological Sciences departments of MCD Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Ocean Sciences.

News

Karen Miga speaking at a conference organized by Oxford Nanopore, manufacturer of the pocket-sized sequencing device MinION used in this research

UC Santa Cruz Research Signals Arrival of a Complete Human Genome

New era exposes obscured gaps in our genetic maps critical to human health SANTA CRUZ, CA – March 19, 2018  – It’s been nearly two decades since a UC Santa Cruz research team announced that they had assembled and posted the first human genome sequence on the internet. Despite the passage of... Read More

Formula Slug: Race-Cars, Solar Panels, And The Key To Success

Formula Slug is a student led organization run by knowledgeable and dedicated undergraduates practicing hands-on engineering with projects such as designing solar panels and building electric race-cars. Though Formula Slug is an engineering-based student organization, the members invite anyone, of... Read More

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

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