2020-2021 Announcements

2021 Announcements

Theprogram has been awarded $3.6 million under Prop 14 to fund 50 Bridges Science Master’s students (2022-2026) to continue preparing talented and motivated students for successful careers in stem cell and regenerative medicine workforce. 

Stem Cell Science Master's Virtual Open House (First Monday of the Month, 5:15-6 pm): May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6); Zoom Meeting ID: 837 3873 3095.

Congratulations to 2021 Science Master's Graduates 

Science Master's 2021 Cohort Class Zoom Meeting Screen Shoot

Asking Alumni Zoom Chat Series

Giovanni Diaz (Stanford PhD; Genentech), November 2021

Asking alumni zoom interview with Giovanni Diaz

2020 Announcements

Congratulations: Congratulations to CIRM and PSM Spring 2020 graduates who attend PhD and other graduate programs this Fall (2020):
Luis Angel Ayala - MS-Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (CIRM Bridges Stem Cell Research  Attending the Cellular and Molecular Biosciences PhD program at University of California at Irvine
Jessica Arozqueta Basurto - MS-Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology (CIRM Bridges Stem Cell Research) Attending Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine PhD program at Stanford University  
Coohleen Coombes - MS-Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology (CIRM Bridges Stem Cell Research) Attending Molecular and Cell Biology PhD program at University of Washington 
Gabrielle Kleyner - MS-Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology (CIRM Bridges Stem Cell Research)
Attending UC Hastings School of Law
Puneet Sanghera - MS-Biomedical Science (PSM): Stem Cell Science (CIRM Bridges Stem Cell Research) Attending Ross University, School of Medicine
Amanda Chen - MS-Biomedical Science (PSM): Biotechnology  
Attending Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis PhD Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences 

Recent Publications and Blog: 
•    A publication by CIRM Bridges alumnus Kenisha Puckett (2017-2018, Dr. Susan Fisher lab at UCSF): Genomic Profiling of BDE-47 Effects on Human Placental Cytotrophoblasts. Robinson JF, Kapidzic M, Hamilton EG, Chen H, Puckett KW, Zhou Y, Ona K, Parry E, Wang, Park JS, Costello JF, Fisher SJ. Toxicol Sci. 2019 Jan 1;167(1):211-226. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfy230.
•    A publication by CIRM Bridges student Joanna Donatelli (2020-2021, Dr. Timonthy Henrich lab at UCSF): From Berlin to London: HIV-1 Reservoir Reduction Following Stem Cell Transplantation. Prator, C.A., Donatelli, J. & Henrich, T.J. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 17, 385–393 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11904-020-00505-2.
•    A blog by CIRM alumnus Yimy Villa (blog.CIRM.ca,org): CIRM Bridges program prepared student for research of a rare disease. Special highlight on Dr. Ian Blong, Ph.D., CIRM San Francisco State University Bridges to Stem Cell Research alumnus.  https://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2020/10/01/cirm-bridges-program-prepared-studen...

UCSF COVID-19 Hackathon Team ‘Sniff ‘N Drip:’

Project: Nasopharyngeal wash and oropharyngeal swab for COVID-19 testing  

Members: Nicole Carvajal (team captain; UCB), Kristina Chan (UCB), Arianna Velarde (Canada College/SFSU) and Lily Chen, PhD (SFSU) 

Bridges to the Baccalaureate summer student Arianna Velarde and Biology Professor Lily Chen were part of UCB/SFSU team (Sniff ‘N Drip) that participated in the UCSF COVID-19 Hackathon this summer and was recognized with the AWS award benefits.  Over the course of three weeks in June 2020, roughly 400 participants and mentors from around the world have teamed up as a result of the UCSF COVID-19 Hackathon hosted by the UCSF LaunchPad and UCSF Catalyst Program to design new innovative and technical solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

(BioConnect, 2020)

ABC 7 News @4 pm on July 29, 2020: (https://abc7ne.ws/2CYFBJ6)

Dr. Lily Chen was interviewed by Lauren Martinez, a reporter from ABC 7 News Bay Area, as part of news story to discuss the importance of wearing face masks and surface cleanliness may provide ‘false hope’ when combating COVID-19. 


Sunday, January 3, 2021