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May 27, 2015

Congratulations to Brett Cook (BMSE grad) and Alex Sercel (MCDB undergrad), both in the Feinstein Lab, whose team won Second Prize ($3,500) in the UCSB Technology Management New Venture Competition. They were also awarded the Elings Prize ($5,000). Their startup company, Chemoguard, is developing personalized toxicity screening of chemotherapy treatments using induced pluripotent stem cell technology.

October 02, 2014

Pioneering research using stem cells to regenerate eye tissue conducted by MCDB’s Dennis Clegg and co-workers may one day help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As the first person to hold the newly endowed Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine, Clegg is poised to bring stem-cell-based therapy for AMD to Phase I clinical trials.

July 08, 2014

About 70 high school students from Santa Barbara County participated in UCSB’s Research Mentorship Program (RMP). RMP allows a select group of 10th- and 11th-graders to conduct collaborative, graduate-level research during a six-week program preparing them for post-high school. This six-week program accepted high-achieving high school students from all over the world and offered them a variety of interdisciplinary projects to choose from. Then, each carefully selected mentor guided the student interns through the academic research process and as a result prepared them to communicate intelligently about their discipline. In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor and the academic benefits, the student interns were submersed into University life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.

June 09, 2014

Roxanne Croze, graduate student researcher in the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, was chosen as one of nineteen top student researchers in the U.S. and will convene with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. Roxanne will be among other student researchers from 80 different countries to participate in the week-long meeting dedicated to physiology and medicine this year. Throughout the week, Laureates and students will exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks. The 38 participating Laureates will interact with students from around the world for discussions regarding such tops as global health, the latest findings in cancer or Aids research and future research approaches to medicine.

Roxanne earned her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from UC Davis in 2007. While at UC Davis, she worked with Dr. Reen Wu investigating the roles of IL-17 in asthma. After graduation Roxanne took a Research Assistant position at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Dr. Bruce Levy. There she examined the effects of lipid mediator compounds, specifically Lipoxin A4 and Resolvin D1 on various lung inflammatory diseases including pneumonia. In 2010, Roxanne began her doctoral studies at UCSB in Dr. Dennis Clegg’s lab studying Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Way to go, Roxanne!

For more information regarding the 64th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, visit the ORAU-Lindau website.