Nominated by: Professor Pedro Cabrales, Professor Geert Schmid-Schoenbein, and Professor Ester Kwon
Nominated by: Professor Adam Engler and Professor Bruce Wheeler
Nominated by: Professor Andrew McCulloch and Jennifer Stowe
An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with current methods. The test detects stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver cancer. Called PanSeer, the test detected cancer in 91% of samples from individuals who had been asymptomatic when the samples were collected and were only diagnosed with cancer one to four years later.
This year's Outstanding Chapter Award goes to the University Of California - San Diego led by chapter president Reo Yoo.
Drs. Arnost and Kitty Fronek were both recruited by Dr. Benjamin W. Zweifach and joined the newly formed Bioengineering group in the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, a precursor of today’s Department of Bioengineering, at UC San Diego. As medical investigators, their appointment in 1968 was a critical step in coalescing Bioengineering studies, research and education into a new profession with an explicit health care medical research direction. It consolidated the basis for education and research that placed UCSD Bioengineering as one of the foremost centers for this activity in the United States and the world.
The Department of Bioengineering ranks 4th in the nation for biomedical/bioengineering (US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools, published March 2020).
Bioengineering has ranked among the top four programs in the nation every year for more than a decade.
"The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering is ranked 1st in the nation for biomedical engineering by the National Research Council
at the National Academies. The department has been consistenly ranked among the top five programs in the nation every year for more than a decade."
UC San Diego bioengineering professor Shu Chien made many foundational scientific discoveries over the course of his 62-year academic career, ranging from uncovering a key reason why sedentary lifestyles can be unhealthy to how to more efficiently screen for adverse effects of small molecule drugs in patients. But from the stories that emerged during a two-day celebration in honor of his retirement it's clear that it's the lessons he unknowingly taught on how to be a better person that resonated most deeply with the hundreds of students, colleagues and collaborators around the world who view him as a beloved mentor.
The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering faculty are recognized nationally for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and research.
The Department of Bioengineering is recruiting for:
Assistant Professor - Bioengineering (CLICK TO https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02257) – Department of Bioengineering
Assistant Professor - Regenerative Medicine-Bioengineering – Joint with School of Medicine (Department of Medicine-Division of Regenerative Medicine) (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/
Assistant Professor - High throughput Imaging of Gene Regulation – Joint with School of Medicine (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine) ( https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/
Project Scientist Recruitment - Internal Posting only for postdocs progressing to Proj Scientist series ( https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02480 )
Professor of Practice - Center of Microbiome Innovation ( https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02476 )
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