2015 Announcements

 

Congratulations to Cedric Snethlage and Kristopher Plambeck on their Nature Medicine publication!

Cedric Snethlage (Professional Science Master/ Stem Cell Science 2015) and Kristopher Plambeck (Professional Science Master/Stem Cell Science 2014 and CIRM Bridges fellowship recipient ) are two of the co-authors of “β-2-microglobulin is a Systematic Pro-Aging Factor that Impairs Cognitive Function and Neurogenesis” published in Nature Medicine.   Read the abstract at:  www.nature.com/nm/journal/v21/n8/full/nm.3893.html. 

2015 Cedric defense photo

(L-R) CIRM Director Dr. Carmen Domingo, Cedric Snethlage, PSM Director Dr. Lily Chen and Dr.  Saul Villeda (UCSF).

It is the second Nature Medicine paper by Kristopher Plambeck, after a highly publicizing  'young blood, old mice' work in Dr. Villeda Lab at UCSF (Science Magazine 2014 Breakthrough of the Year runner up).

(L-R) PSM Director Dr. Lily Chen, Kristopher Plambeck, Dr.  Saul Villeda and CIRM Director Dr. Carmen Domingo.

2015 Program Orientation Meeting.  Welcome New Cohort 6 Class!

2015 Cohort 6 Class Orientation photo

(Front) PSM Associate Director Dr. Linda Chen and PSM Director Dr. Lily Chen. (Back) PSM 6th cohort students.

2015 CIRM Bridges Annual Meeting

2015 CIRM Bridges meeting picture

Congratulations to 4th cohort class graduates (entered SFSU in August 2013)! 

2015 PSM graduates photo

(L-R) PSM Director Dr. Lily Chen, Lenka Maliskova, Mayra Perez, Joseph Oloo, Marisol Pantovich, Michael Wong and PSM Associate Director Dr. Linda Chen.

The 2015 graduates are:  

Tianna Chow, a Biotechnology concentration student, successfully defended her master’s project entitled “Comparing pMEFs in culture as a function of gelatin concentration and hypoxia” (Xcell Biosciences, San Francisco) on April 27th, 2015.

Ngoc Thu Hoang, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended her master’s project entitled “The Role of Keap1 in radio-resistance in mouse lung squamous cell carcinoma” (Dr. Max Diehn’s lab, Stanford University) on May 4th, 2015.

Lenka Maliskova, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended her master’s project entitled “Identification and characterization of retinoic acid-dependent enhancers in neuronal lineage commitment” (Dr. Nadav Ahituv lab, UCSF) on May 14th, 2015.

Joseph Oloo, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “Investigating cellular interactions within metaplastic breast cancers” (Dr. Thea Tlsty lab, UCSF) on August 12th, 2015.

Marisol Pantovich, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended her master’s project entitled “Regulation of cell fate transition by sequence specific transcription factors” (Dr. Robert Blelloch lab, UCSF) on May 13th, 2015.

Mayra Perez, a Biotechnology concentration student, successfully defended her master’s project entitled “Effective training methods that convey critical information about the Quality System Regulations” (Nodality, South San Francisco) on April 27th, 2015.

Nicholas Perotti, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “Myt1l and its role during direct neuronal reprogramming” (Dr. Marius Wernig lab, Stanford University) on June 15th, 2015.

Anant Rishi, a Biotechnology concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “Product loss determination during acid cleavage of a fusion protein” (BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., Novato) on May 7th, 2015.

Cedric Snethlage, a Stem Cell Science concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “MHC1 Mediates Effects of B2M and Old Blood on Cognition and Regeneration” (Dr. Saul Villeda lab, UCSF) on May 27th, 2015.

Kyle Umeda, a Biotechnology concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “L-DNA: A unique tool for improving DNA stability in biological assays” (Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., South San Francisco) on May 6th, 2015.

Michael Wong, a Biotechnology concentration student, successfully defended his master’s project entitled “Role of CTGF in YAP1-mediated breast cancer cell migration” (Fibrogen, Inc., San Francisco) on May 6th, 2015. 

2015 Graduate with Honor photo

(L-R) Biology graduate coordinator Dr. Diana Chu, CoSE Graduate Distinguished Award recipient  Lenka Maliskova, PSM Director Dr. Lily Chen and CoSE Graduate Distinguished Award recipient Jospeh Oloo.

2015 Spring Career Workshop with PSM Alumni

2015 Spring Career Workshop Panel

(L-R) Navdeep Grewal (2012-Biotech; Qiagen), Tia Gareau (2013-Biotech; Genentech), Kacey VanderVorst (2013-Stem Cell; UC Davis, Ph.D), Samantha Krubeck (2012-Biotech; Nodality), Brenna Gibson (2013-Biotech; Hampton Creek Foods) and Benny Freistadt (2013-Biotech; Genentech).

2015 Career panel photo

(L-R) Dr. Linda Chen, Tia Gareau, Kacey VanderVorst,  Brenna Gibson, Samantha Krubeck, Navdeep Grewal and Dr. Lily Chen.