Professor of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
(510) 643-3559

Research Expertise and Interest

bioengineering, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, bioinspired materials, tissue and organ regeneration, stem cell engineering, microphysiological systems, organs on a chip, drug screening and discovery, multivalent bioconjugate therapeutics


Professor Healy is the Jan Fandrianto Distinguished Professor in Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in the Departments of Bioengineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. His work emphasizes the relationship between materials and the cells or tissues  they contact. His research program focuses on the design and synthesis of bioinspired materials that actively direct the fate of mammalian cells, and facilitate regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. Professor Healy also has extensive experience with human stem cell  technologies, microphysiological systems and organs, drug delivery systems, and novel multivalent bioconjugate therapeutics.

In Research News

August 20, 2015

Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning “good” fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose levels in mice.

July 14, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, creating a system that could serve as a model for early heart development and as a drug-screening tool to make pregnancies safer.

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