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The Science of Life

September 23, 2011

Category: A Closer Look

The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology recently participated in a BayBio campaign to educate the public on the impact of life sciences on the environment, human health and the economy.  A thirty second spot featuring the CSU ran on KPIX/KBCW, a CBS affiliate station, and was seen by half a million residents throughout the Bay Area and northern California.

Below are descriptions of the various campus projects highlighted in the spot.

A stunning aerial view of CSU East Bay and its surrounding community.  The campus offers numerous undergraduate degrees in the life sciences, a professional science master's degree in biostatistics, and certificates in biotechnology, regulatory affairs and biofuels production.

A stunning aerial view of CSU East Bay and its surrounding community. The campus offers numerous undergraduate degrees in the life sciences, a professional science master's degree in biostatistics, and certificates in biotechnology, regulatory affairs and biofuels production.

Learn more about CSUEB’s Biostatistics program.

Henk Postma, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at CSU Northridge, and students work in a clean room.  Postma developed theories on how to create nanogaps in graphene.  The material has promise for DNA sequencing technologies of the future.

Henk Postma, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at CSU Northridge, and students work in a clean room. Postma developed theories on how to create nanogaps in graphene. The material has promise for DNA sequencing technologies of the future.

Learn more about Postma’s research at CSUN.

Marisa Leal, a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Bridges Program fellow at San Francisco State, working on skeletal and cardiac muscle regeneration.  Both SFSU and UC San Francisco faculty advise Leal as part of the CIRM-funded training program.

Marisa Leal, a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Bridges Program fellow at San Francisco State, working on skeletal and cardiac muscle regeneration. Both SFSU and UC San Francisco faculty advise Leal as part of the CIRM-funded training program.

Learn more about CIRM fellows at SFSU.

Student gains hands on experience during a Chemistry lab class at Sacramento State.  Chemistry and biology undergraduates take on independent research projects and can concentrate in biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory sciences and biochemistry among a wide range of options.

Student gains hands on experience during a Chemistry lab class at Sacramento State. Chemistry and biology undergraduates take on independent research projects and can concentrate in biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory sciences and biochemistry among a wide range of options.

Learn more about Sac State’s Chemistry program.

Wincy Du, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at San José State, with students Adam Worsham and Christopher Nourse are calibrating a robot designed to carry out automated assembly of very delicate imaging catheters. The SJSU engineering school is the number one provider of engineers to Silicon Valley.

Wincy Du, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at San José State, with students Adam Worsham and Christopher Nourse are calibrating a robot designed to carry out automated assembly of very delicate imaging catheters. The SJSU engineering school is the number one provider of engineers to Silicon Valley.

Learn more about SJSU’s Engineering program.

C.T. Lin, professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSU Northridge, with graduate students Craig Euler and Lee Hern, are developing a wheelchair that can be controlled by brainwaves.  CSU Northridge offers a new professional science masters degree in Assistive Technology Engineering.

C.T. Lin, professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSU Northridge, with graduate students Craig Euler and Lee Hern, are developing a wheelchair that can be controlled by brainwaves. CSU Northridge offers a new professional science masters degree in Assistive Technology Engineering.

Learn more about CSUN’s Assistive Technology Engineering program.

Chelsea Rochman, Ph.D. student in Marine Ecology/ Ecotoxicology, skims a net along the water surface to pull plastic samples from an oceanic gyre.  Both San Diego State and UC Davis faculty advise Rochman as part of a joint ecology doctorate program.

Chelsea Rochman, Ph.D. student in Marine Ecology/ Ecotoxicology, skims a net along the water surface to pull plastic samples from an oceanic gyre. Both San Diego State and UC Davis faculty advise Rochman as part of a joint ecology doctorate program.

Learn more about Rochman’s experience.

Caden Hare, Sonoma State student, standing in front of a biomass digester.  Hare is a student of Michael Cohen, associate professor of Biology at Sonoma State, who works with the City of Santa Rosa on the Fuel from Aquatic Biomass (FAB) project.

Caden Hare, Sonoma State student, standing in front of a biomass digester. Hare is a student of Michael Cohen, associate professor of Biology at Sonoma State, who works with the City of Santa Rosa on the Fuel from Aquatic Biomass (FAB) project.

Learn more about the FAB project.

CSU Monterey Bay graduates join the nearly three million CSU alumni who are working for California and changing our world.

CSU Monterey Bay graduates join the nearly three million CSU alumni who are working for California and changing our world.

Learn more about the CSUMB Environmental Science, Technology and Policy program.

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