The UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint PhD Program in Bioengineering combines the outstanding resources and faculty in biomedical sciences at UCSF with the excellence in engineering, physical, and life sciences at UC Berkeley. Students in this highly interdisciplinary program learn to bring the methods of cutting-edge engineering to bear on some of the most pressing problems in biology and medicine.
Bioengineering is a young, but rapidly evolving discipline. The UCSF-UCB Biongineering program offers students unparalleled opportunities to do basic and applied bioengineering research in a wide variety of related fields, reflecting the strengths and breadth of program faculty across the two campuses and in multiple departments.
There are 95 core faculty members and 80 additional affiliate faculty members in the joint program. The Bioengineering program combines the research activities of faculty from more than twenty departments from all four professional schools at UCSF together with six departments from the College of Engineering at Berkeley, as well as several non-engineering departments there.
The Bioengineering program is a member of the Quantitative Biosciences Consortium (QBC) at UCSF.
biomedical imaging and instrumentation
BioMEMS and nanotechnology
computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics
drug delivery systems and pharmacogenomics
neural systems engineering and vision science
systems and synthetic biology
tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Many Bioengineering students do a postdoc. More graduates are pursuing careers in biotech now than previously, when more grads found academic positions. See detailed career outcomes data.
The Bioengineering program's UCSF office is located at the Mission Bay campus. Visit the program website for more information.
The Bioengineering program is offered by the UCSF Graduate Division
administered by the UCSF School of Pharmacy, the UCSF School of Medicine, and the UC Berkeley College of Engineering
delivered by faculty members in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, the UCSF School of Medicine, and the UC Berkeley College of Engineering
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