Symposium Overview


Friday June 19 - Sunday June 21, 2009

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Merced is excited to host the10th Annual Systemwide Bioengineering Institute of California Symposium at the newest UC campus in Merced, "Gateway to Yosemite".   The goal of this symposium is to increase the synergistic interaction of UC’s vast biomedical engineering research expertise with the practical medical and healthcare engineering undertaken by biomedical firms and a number of agencies in the government including Lawrence Livermore National Labs. Thus, biomedical institutions and firms are invited to attend to provide information about their contributions in the area of biomedical engineering.


Highlights for this years program includes:

  • Twelve broad tracks so that all of the important research done at UC in Bioengineering has an opportunity to be presented (see program agenda).
  • 4 Keynotes and Plenary Talks
  • Prizes to top student presenters
  • Government and industrial supporters will be present to display their organizations and help judge oral presentations and posters
  • Faculty Session Chairs from all 10 campuses. Our lineup includes:

Biophysics: Professor Youngho Seo, UCSF and Dr. Jane P. Bearinger, Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Bioinformatics & Genomic: Professor Jiayu Liao, UC Riverside

Biomedical Imaging: Professor Xiaojuan Li, UCSF and Professor Xiaoliang Zhang, UCSF

Nanotechnology & BioMEMS: Professor Elliot Hui, UC Irvine and Professor Alexander Revzin, UC Davis

Molecular & Cellular Engineering: Professor Song Li, UC Berkeley and Professor Dan Kamei, UCLA

Drug Delivery & Targeting: Professor Jennifer Lu, UC Merced and Professor Victor Rodgers, UC Riverside

Biomechanics & Biodevices: Professor Christopher Viney, UC Merced and Tingrui Pan, UC Davis

Computation in Silico & Biosystems Modeling: Professor Subhadip Raychaudhuri, UC Davis and Professor Lilian Davila, UC Merced

Tissue Engineering: Professor Kara McCloskey, UC Merced and Professor Andrea Kasko, UCLA

Biomaterials: Professor Kent Leach, UC Davis

New Frontiers in Bioengineering: Professor Dino DiCarlo, UCLA and Michelle Khine, UC Merced

Stem Cells in Engineering: Professor Kara McCloskey, UC Merced and Professor Marcos Ojeda-Garcia, UC Merced


We look forward to seeing you in June!