Admitted Students Events

Welcome to the Master of Translational Medicine Program!

Now the really fun part begins – getting to know your future cohort and connecting with the amazing MTM community.

We’re hosting a series of virtual welcome events and one in-person event for you to learn more about the program and get an inside look at the student experience. Check out the details and register below. Some of the events will be recorded, so check back here if you miss something.


Office Hours with MTM Students | late March through mid April | Schedule here 

Schedule a one-on-one Zoom session with our current MTM students to learn more about their experiences in the program. These student ambassadors have included their LinkedIn profiles on the calendar events so you can learn a bit more about them before scheduling a meeting. Click on the link above to make an appointment with a MTM Ambassador. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with our wonderful current students!


Funding your MTM degree | Thursday, March 28th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time | Recording here

We know the decisions around how you finance your Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) degree are really important ones. Pursuing higher education is an investment in your future, and there are a lot of factors and expenses to consider. Attend this webinar if you want to learn more about the different funding options that are available to MTM students.


Welcome to the MTM! | Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:30-4:30pm Pacific Time | Recording here

Come join the Executive Director of the MTM program, Verna Rodriguez, as she welcomes admitted students to the MTM Class of 2025. She’ll provide some logistics about the program, the project selection process, and a bit about life in the Bay Area. Some current MTM students will also be on the call, so bring your questions! We will record this event and share it with anyone who registers.


Capstone Chat | Thursday, April 4th from 4-5pm Pacific Time | Recording here

Want to get an inside look at what it’s like to work on an MTM capstone project? Join our Executive Director, Verna Rodriguez, give an overview of the capstone project experience and hear from current students give an informal overview of their project and their contributions and engagements as MTM students. A good portion of the time will be dedicated to giving you an opportunity to ask questions.


UC Berkeley Campus Tour | Saturday, April 6th 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Register here

We will be hosting a UC Berkeley Campus Tour before the Alumni Happy Hour. We will meet outside Gather Kitchen in Berkeley (where the Happy Hour is) and take a nice walk through campus and see the lab spaces along with some of the awesome buildings on campus.

MTM Happy Hour with Current Students and Alumni |
Saturday, April 6th from 5-8pm | Register here

If you are in the Bay Area, please join our current students and alumni at our annual mixer! Come get to know your future cohort at this casual happy hour mixer. It’ll be a great opportunity to network with the broader MTM community. This event is free to attend.


Attend a MTM Class | Monday, April 8th from 3-5pm Pacific Time | Join here

Want a peek into the project management course that you will be enrolled in as part of the MTM program? Join our current students “in lecture” via zoom as they participate in BioE 290. The topic of the day will be about Human Factors + Product Risk with Denise Forkey, Human Factors Engineering Strategy Director at UserWise


Faculty Spotlight Lecture |  Wednesday, April 10th from 1-2pm Pacific Time | Recording here

Dr. Shuvo Roy Presents: The Kidney Project

Come join us for this Faculty Spotlight Lecture exclusively for admitted MTM students! Dr. Shuvo Roy, the Faculty Director of the MTM, will be presenting on The Kidney Project, a national research project with a goal to create the world’s first surgically implanted, bioartificial kidney to treat kidney failure. The bioartificial kidney will give kidney failure patients hope beyond the short-term solution of renal dialysis and the longer-term but impermanent solution of a living kidney transplant for which donor organs are limited. He is the Faculty Director of the MTM, a joint program offered by the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF. He is currently the instructor of record for MTM core courses at UCSF.