The 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium Celebrates Past, Present and Future
January 14, 2013
By Erik Fallis
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.
- Don Eden Graduate Research Award: Nicole Ratib, CSU Fullerton
- Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Research Award: Alexander Burtea, CSU Fullerton
- Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award: Gregory Manata, Humboldt State
- Faculty Research Awards: Chris Kitts, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Andreoli Faculty Service Award: Jim Ritchey, Sacramento State
- Early-Stage Biotechnology Commercialization Challenge: Sacramento State “Thrombin” Team (1st), Cal Poly Pomona “Abiotic” Team (2nd)
- Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars: 12 Recipients
Also recognized were the Presidents’ Commission Scholars.