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On 06/13/20, the Black students in the BioE program shared an open letter to the Bioengineering community with a their list of demands to address racial inequalities in the department. Read the letter here.

On 06/30/20, the Bioengineering faculty leadership replied with an item-by-item response to the open letter. Read the letter here.

On 07/20/20, the Black students in the BioE program provided their input on the Bioengineering faculty leadership response. Read the response here.

On 08/06/20, the Bioengineering faculty leadership provided additional comments to the input provided by the Bioengineering community. Read the comments here.

For more information, please see the new page on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
International Students: Please follow the Berkeley's International Office or UCSF's International Students and Scholars Office guidance on the developing situation regarding restrictions placed on international students by the Department of Homeland Security. As this is a fast changing issue, these two sources will have the most up to date information regarding your visa questions and relationship with each school.
Due to concerns and mitigation efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Graduate Council has agreed that all members may participate remotely in Qual Exams. Zoom is the preferred platform since many faculty will be offering instruction via Zoom and obtaining Zoom Pro accounts. 

More COVID-19 Resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - How to Protect Yourself
COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students
COVID-19 Student Affairs Updates
COVID-19 UCSF Resource Page
COVID-19 Berkeley International Students FAQ

Here you will find information that can be helpful to you as a graduate student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering.

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PhD trainees: June 8, 1:15pm you'll have a chance to connect with @BerkeleyBioE alum Deb Mitra, CTO, Lucira Health. Learn about the transition from academic research to co-founding a company, career info & advice through our PIR program. Register: https://forms.gle/PHfRgJHNkcQsCTx17

I’m finally graduating with my PhD! I’ll be giving my thesis seminar on engineering blood vessels on June 3rd. Let me know if you’d like an invite!

We're excited about the future of retrons as a platform biotechnology. This work was co-led by two @BioE_Beast graduate students, Santi Lopez, who took on the yeast experiments, and Kate Crawford, who handled the human cells, with a big assist from @BhattaraiKline.

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