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New Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations from UC San Diego Community

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 10th, 2014 .
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A group of UC San Diego alumni have created a venture capital fund—the Triton Technology Fund—that is specifically focused on commercializing innovations by UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni. The fund will offer an additional option for UC San Diego innovators looking for the investment and expertise that is often crucial for successful technology commercialization.

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Campus Volunteers Help Welcome More than 20,000 Admitted Students and Families to Triton Day

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 10th, 2014 .
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Hundreds of volunteers arrived on campus Saturday to welcome newly admitted freshmen to UC San Diego for Triton Day. Now in its third year, Triton Day is an annual event designed to inspire admitted freshmen to see themselves as …

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Engineering a New Biomaterial Therapy for Treating Heart Attacks

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 7th, 2014 .
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University of California, San Diego bioengineer Karen Christman’s new injectable hydrogel, which is designed to repair damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack, has been licensed to San Diego-based startup Ventrix, Inc, wh…

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Cognitive Science Alumnus Chris Fry Leads Twitter to New Heights

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 3rd, 2014 .
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It is Chris Fry’s job, as senior vice president of engineering at Twitter, to make sure his flock of engineers continues to fly in formation. Fry is an expert engineer whose team does a number of things, including making sure Twitter can handle more than 500 million daily Tweets. Yet it is his ability to build and manage innovative teams that makes him one of the most valuable technology leaders in the business today. Fry credits his versatility to the interdisciplinary education he gained while pursuing a Ph.D. in cognitive science at UC San Diego — a path that while maybe not an obvious choice for his field, has proven invaluable.

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The Envelope Please

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 3rd, 2014 .
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On March 21, the second day of spring, 116 graduating seniors from the UC San Diego School of Medicine joined thousands of medical students across the nation to simultaneously open “Match” envelopes, revealing where they will spend the next three to seven years as a medical resident.

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$6.5M Gift Establishes Laboratory at UC San Diego for Regenerative Ophthalmology

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 3rd, 2014 .
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A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center. The new lab will investigate cell…

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