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Bioengineering, bioinformatics graduate students selected as Siebel Scholars

September 22, 2022

Bioengineering, bioinformatics graduate students selected as Siebel Scholars

Five UC San Diego bioengineering and bioinformatics graduate students have been honored as 2023 Siebel Scholars. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students in the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science. Full Story


Six undergraduate engineering programs earn top-10 rank

September 14, 2022

Six undergraduate engineering programs earn top-10 rank

Six undergraduate academic programs at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges ranking. Full Story


$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees

September 8, 2022

$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees

With a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UC San Diego is leading a new effort to support low-income transfer students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The five-year program, called EMPOWER, will support engineering students at UC San Diego and two nearby community colleges, Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., and Imperial Valley College in Imperial, Calif., working to eliminate opportunity gaps through comprehensive cohort-based, success-promoting programming and significant scholarships. Full Story


Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities

August 25, 2022

Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities

As part of the ENLACE binational research program, 185 students from Mexico and the United States spent the summer getting hands-on experience in science and engineering labs on campus.  Full Story


A new neuromorphic chip for AI on the edge, at a small fraction of the energy and size of today's compute platforms

August 17, 2022

A new neuromorphic chip for AI on the edge, at a small fraction of the energy and size of today's compute platforms

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications–all at a fraction of the energy consumed by computing platforms for general-purpose AI computing. The NeuRRAM neuromorphic chip brings AI a step closer to running on a broad range of edge devices, disconnected from the cloud, where they can perform sophisticated cognitive tasks anywhere and anytime without relying on a network connection to a centralized server.    Full Story


Researchers receive $3.14M NIH grant for better imaging during pediatric heart procedures

August 16, 2022

Researchers receive $3.14M NIH grant for better imaging during pediatric heart procedures

Engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego have received a $3.14 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to help make MRIs a viable option for imaging during heart procedures in children.   Full Story


UC San Diego bioengineering faculty to pursue collaborative research in Franklin Antonio Hall

August 12, 2022

UC San Diego bioengineering faculty to pursue collaborative research in Franklin Antonio Hall

When the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s new 186,000-square-foot Franklin Antonio Hall building comes online in Summer 2022, three bioengineering professors will be among the faculty from all corners of campus who will be leading teams within a building designed from the ground up to maximize the circulation of people and ideas.    Full Story


Netflix-style algorithm builds blueprint of cancer genomes

June 15, 2022

Netflix-style algorithm builds blueprint of cancer genomes

The science behind predicting your viewing habits on Netflix could one day be used to guide doctors in managing some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, shows a study led by the University of California San Diego and University College London. Full Story


UC San Diego researchers working to trace roots of triple negative breast cancer

June 7, 2022

UC San Diego researchers working to trace roots of triple negative breast cancer

Researchers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with researchers at City of Hope Hospital, have launched a new project to uncover the mechanisms that lead to triple negative breast cancer in human breast tissues. Full Story


Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence

June 7, 2022

Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence

The Jacobs School of Engineering will honor the undergraduate class of 2022 at its annual Ring Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, after the campus convocation. Six students who have made significant contributions to their department and the Jacobs School community will be honored with Awards of Excellence. Full Story


Breaking through to the brain

May 5, 2022

Breaking through to the brain

UC San Diego bioengineering Professor Ester Kwon, who leads the Nanoscale Bioengineering research lab, is developing nanomaterials that could be used to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury.  Full Story


Arrhythmia mapping technology demonstrates positive clinical results

May 4, 2022

Arrhythmia mapping technology demonstrates positive clinical results

Bioengineers and cardiologists from UC San Diego invented a technology that can accurately and noninvasively map atrial and ventricular heart arrhythmias in a matter of minutes. The technology demonstrated 97.3 percent accuracy in a clinical validation study, and recently received FDA clearance. Full Story


Study of promising Alzheimer's marker in blood prompts warning about brain-boosting supplements

May 3, 2022

Study of promising Alzheimer's marker in blood prompts warning about brain-boosting supplements

Elevated levels of an enzyme called PHGDH in the blood of older adults could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease. Research led by UC San Diego has consistently found high levels of PHGDH expression in brain tissue and blood samples of older adults with different stages of the disease. The findings also prompt caution against the use of dietary supplements that contain the amino acid serine as a remedy for Alzheimer's disease. Full Story


Startup cofounded by UC San Diego bioengineer wins angel investment competition

April 20, 2022

Startup cofounded by UC San Diego bioengineer wins angel investment competition

Karios Technologies, a company cofounded by UC San Diego bioengineering professor Karen Christman, won the inaugural Apis Health Angel Conference, a Seattle-based event that connects investors and health-related startups.    Full Story


Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

April 19, 2022

Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

Nanoengineering master’s student Tala Sidawi had her time in the sun at the 2022 edition of Research Expo. Sidawi took home the grand prize for her work to model how solar panels “breathe” water in real time. Such a model could help researchers design solar panels that last longer and perform better in humid environments, and also cost less to build.   Full Story