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Professor Wei-Chun Chin
Polymer Physics and Engineering of Cellular and Environmental Systems
Professor Anand Subramaniam
Self-Assembly of Biomimetic Giant Liposomes
Professor Anand Subramaniam and his students have come up with a novel, portable and startlingly simple way to create cell-sized membranes out of the phospholipid molecules present in real cell...
Professor Victor Muñoz with a graduate student in the lab
Advancing Biomedical Research
Professor Victor Muñoz’s research represents a fundamental paradigm shift in the technology of biosensors.

Bioengineering Graduate Group

The Bioengineering graduate program at UC Merced offers individualized research-based programs of study in synergistic areas of Bioengineering, leading to the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Our emphasis focuses on the cellular and biomolecular aspects of Bioengineering in which our faculty has strong and vibrant research programs that enjoy national and international recognition, and in which graduate students will enjoy the unique opportunity to train in the most recent advances of this exciting area. Research projects are available on topics ranging from the more molecular aspects to studies at the cellular and organismal levels, as well as on the development of novel imaging and instrumentation techniques for biomedical research and diagnosis. 

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Our faculty and staff take pride in combining exceptional teaching with state-of-the-art research to advance the education and research of this rapidly maturing discipline. 

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Our partnerships allow you to work with world-class researchers while receiving educational and research support toward your academic goals.
 

Facilities

As the newest American research university, UC Merced is home to cutting-edge research laboratories and facilities.
 

Featured News

Bioengineering professor Eva de Alba in her lab with her students and postdoctoral scholar. Students in back row: Pedro Diaz-Parga, Arturo Gonzalez, Suzanne Sandin, Kevin Ramirez and Christopher Randolph. Front Row: Meenakshi Sharma and Eva de Alba.
January 13, 2020

Everyone has inflammation in their body at some point as it is a vital part of the immune system. It’s what happens when white blood cells flow to a wound, whether that is a bruise or a broken bone....

December 17, 2019
In a paper published Dec. 13 in Nature Communications, UC Merced bioengineering Professor Victor Muñoz and a team of researchers describe how they were able to engineer proteins to form assemblies,...
November 4, 2019

Professor Jing Xu and her students study extremely tiny motor proteins, but their work could make a huge contribution to the growing body of knowledge about Alzheimer’s and other diseases that...

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Bioengineering Seminar Series Tuning Protein Structure by Changing Solution Conditions Shahar Sukenik Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical...