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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) "risers are up-and-coming standouts in their fields, whose research is related to national security and demonstrates the potential to lead to technological surprise". Zeinab presented the lab's research at the DARPA Forward conference in San Diego on 13 Dec 2022. Read more here.

20 Dec 2022

AFOSR Young Investigator Award!

We were selected as a recipient of the 2022 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) young investigator award. The funded project involves advanced Nanotechnology and AI techniques to measure electrical potentials in single neuronal cells to understand neuron communications in health and disease. Big thank you to AFOSR biophysics program for funding our project. Our colleagues Poulikakos Lab and Romero Lab were also among the awardees this year- Go Tritons! Read more here.

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13 Dec 2022

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Zeinab selected as a 2022 DARPA Riser

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) "risers are up-and-coming standouts in their fields, whose research is related to national security and demonstrates the potential to lead to technological surprise". Zeinab presented the lab's research at the DARPA Forward conference in San Diego on 13 Dec 2022. Read more here.

10 Dec 2022

Happy Holidays from the BIONE lab!

We gathered to celebrate the end of a successful year; we were awarded our first grant, submitted our first research paper and made exciting discoveries we can't wait to share! The youngest member of the lab also joined the celebrations at 4 months old. 

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16 Nov 2022

Dr. Reza Abbasi-Asl's seminar

We hosted a seminar on “Spatio-temporal modeling in neuroscience through interpretable machine learning” by Dr. Reza Abbasi-Asl (Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco).

19 Aug 2022

Dr. Francesca Santora's seminar and lab visit!

We hosted Dr. Francesca Santora's seminar on “In vitro neurohybrid electronics”, visited our lab, and had lab lunch together.

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20 Jul 2022

Cancer Research Seed Grant

Our lab was awarded a the Faculty Seed Grant by the Cancer Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) to develop new ways to study how cancer cells repair their membranes. Thank you CRCC! We are excited to get started on this project.

 June 19 – August 5, 2022

ENLACE Mentorship program

Adrian and Angeles (High school students) joined our lab for ENLACE summer 2022  research program at UC San Diego. 

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05 Jun 2022

Abel admitted to UC Berkeley

Abel successfully completed his physical challenge by running the rock and roll half marathon in San Diego before heading to UC Berkeley for his masters. Congratulations Abel!

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14 Apr 2022

Jacobs School's 40th annual Research Expo symposium

Our Ph.D. students, Dhivya Pushpa Meganathan (on the left) presented a poster entitled “Invitro assessment of drug-induced cardiotoxicity through simultaneous measurement of action potentials and contractile forces of human cardiomyocytes” and Shivani Shukla (on the right) presented a poster entitled “Studying cellular functions using Nanoelectrode arrays”at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s 40th annual Research Expo, April 14, 2022

02 Apr 2022

Day at La Jolla Shores beach

We celebrated the end of a busy Winter quarter with some games and lab lunch at La Jolla shores beach. 

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05 Jun 2022

Celebrating Lab achievements

The Bione lab celebrated the end of the spring quarter and several accomplishments: Ali and Ryan passing their qualifying exams, Abel successfully graduating, and all lab members making progress on their projects and doing awesome science and engineering. Congratulations everyone!

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