UC San Diego Bioengineering ranked first by National Research Council since founding 50 years ago —
Bioengineers at UC San Diego have helped us understand why atherosclerosis develops and how it is impacted by blood flow. They have pioneered the development of very thin, small and flexible sensors that stick to the skin and monitor vital signs, such as the brain activity of a newborn. They also developed injectable hydrogels that can help muscle tissues heal after a heart attack.
Researchers celebrated their achievements over the past five decades and looked to the future during a three-day 50th anniversary celebration May 19 to 21. … Read the Full Story from the UC San Diego Newsroom
The founding chair of the UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering is Shu Chien, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Physiology and Professor of Bioengineering. He is founding director of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine.