The Department of Bioengineering has an active seminar program, which features outstanding speakers from other institutions and from the UCSD campus. The seminars are very well attended and serve to stimulate collaborations among scientists and interactions between the University and industry. Regular workshops on various research topics are organized by the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

There are two weekly seminars held throughout the academic year and they are an integral part of academic life in our department:
BENG 281, Seminar in Bioengineering, is held on Fridays from 2:00-2:50 p.m. in Fung Auditorium (F,W,SP)
BENG 282, Seminar: Faculty Research, is held on Wednesdays from 1-1:50 p.m. in Fung Auditorium (F,W)

The schedule of speakers is posted at the beginning of every quarter. Be sure to enroll for both seminars every quarter they are offered.

Upcoming Seminars


January 23, 2023

Briana Simms, Ph.D. - Lipid-based biomaterials for stroke wound healing

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January 27, 2023

Michelle L. Oyen, Ph.D. - Bioengineering Studies of Preterm Birth

jessica stark

January 30, 2023

Jessica Stark, Ph.D - Targeting sugars for immunotherapy in cancer and beyond

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February 3, 2023

John Hickey, Ph.D. - Tissue Architecture Driven by Immune Cells

Raffaella De Vita

February 10, 2023

Raffaella De Vita, Ph.D. - The Mechanics of the Vagina: Deformations, Tears, and Contractions

Heather Clark

February 17, 2023

Heather Clark, Ph.D. - Nanosensors for Imaging the Chemistry of the Body

Nigel Goldenfeld

March 17, 2023

Nigel Goldenfeld, Ph.D. - Engineering Evolution

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