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Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 20th, 2014 .
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The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in April of 2013. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”

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UC San Diego Names New Dean of Arts and Humanities

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 20th, 2014 .
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Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian and an associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego. Effecti…

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San Diego Startup Week: What is a Startup?

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 20th, 2014 .
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, perhaps better known these days as Oxforddictionaries.com, a startup is defined as “a newly established business.” To purists, perhaps, this might be true….

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Burrill, Topol, Aduro, Receptos, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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The ultimate West Coast biotech roundup is happening next week in San Diego. It’s the international BIO convention, which one biotech veteran described to us as a “sharknado” when we asked if…

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Why Lean May Save Your Life: The I-Corps at NIH

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may come a day that one of these teams makes a drug,…

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UC San Diego Names Juan González New Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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Juan González, a collaborative leader and strong student advocate, has been appointed as vice chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, San Diego effective September 1, 2014.

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Connections, Camaraderie, Community

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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“Life is a journey, not a destination…” Those are words of wisdom from American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. But according to three keynote alumni speakers at UC San Diego’s commencement ceremonies life isn’t just about the journey, it’s about the people you meet along the way.

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UC San Diego Announces Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal Honorees

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego today announced that UC San Diego alumni Sue and Steven Hart, and businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, will receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Medals—one of the highest awards given by UC San Diego to honor exceptional service in support of the campus’s mission.

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BIO 2014: An Industry Surrounded by Insurmountable Opportunity

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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Biotech is riding the crest of a wave of public and private financial interest unparalleled in the 36-years since the founding of Genentech. Since 2012 public markets have committed $10.3 billion to…

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CareFusion Launches New Line of Surgical Instruments

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 18th, 2014 .
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CareFusion announced the commercial launch of its new micro-laparoscopic line of surgical instruments.

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