Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Bioengineering
(510) 643-5624

Research Expertise and Interest

bioengineering, optical and force microscopy, microfabrication, biophysics, mechanical properties of cells


Daniel Fletcher joined the bioengineering faculty in 2002 and advanced from Associate Professor to Professor in mid 2010. He is also currently serving as Vice Chair for Bioengineering. His research interests include optical and force microscopy, microfabrication, mechanical properties of cells.

In Research News

Markita del Carpio Landry and Michel Maharbiz
February 8, 2017

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty have been chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

September 18, 2015

Four UC Berkeley engineering professors took part in the World Economic Forum’s ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, a global conference on innovation, science and technology held last week in Dalian, China. Ab

May 6, 2015

A UC Berkeley-led research team has developed a new mobile phone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. This technology could help revive efforts to eradicate debilitating diseases in Africa by providing critical information for health providers in the field.

December 17, 2012

Researchers at the UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have put the squeeze — literally — on malignant mammary cells to guide them back into a normal growth pattern.

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