Public Affairs, The California State University

The 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium Celebrates Past, Present and Future

By Erik Fallis

Photo Essay: Fusing Biology and Technology

The 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium brought together students, faculty, alumni, administrators and partners from across the 23-campus university system to advance an intricate and innovative understanding of life. More than 700 current and future biotechnology researchers and professionals participated in this silver anniversary symposium held in Anaheim from January 3-5, 2013. The symposium was a showcase for the year-round work incubated by the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB).

The symposium gave participants an opportunity to hear from CSU alumni who have become leaders in biotechnology, explore career paths and graduate schools through networking, build peer-to-peer and student-mentor relationships, share strategies for scientific teaching, present research and celebrate the year’s accomplishments.

During the symposium, CSU students and faculty also recognized peers who reflected the best of research, teaching and service in the biological sciences. Below are the 2013 award winners.

Also recognized were the Presidents’ Commission Scholars.