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NIH-NIGMS TRAINING PROGRAM IN BIOMOLECULAR TECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS (Cont.)

Silvia Hilt, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, (John Voss, Preceptor). A Nanoparticle Platform For Incorporating GPCRs Generated In a Cell-Free System.

Jared Moore, Chemistry, (Jared Shaw, Preceptor). Natural Product Analogues as Inhibitors of Filamenting Temperature Sensitive Protein Z (FtsZ).

Siliva Hilt

Jared Moore

BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIPS (MCB 282)

One of the requirements to receiving a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology is interning for at least three months at a cooperating biotechnology company, government agency or a cross-college site. Several DEB students have already completed their internships (MCB 282) and some are about to start theirs.

We want to thank all of our industry partners who offered internships for our DEB students. The following students have completed their internships in the 2009 -10 academic year or are currently in one:

Allen Institute for Brain Science (Seattle, WA): Thuc Nghi Nguyen Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. (Emeryville): Connie Jen Antibodies, Inc. (Davis): Jimmy Wu Celgene (S. San Francisco): ChengYuk Lee Genentech (S. San Francisco): Prasad Gawande (1st one at Novartis) and Don-Hong Wang Gwangju Inst. of Science & Technology (S. Korea) – Sunny Shah Monsanto, Calgene Campus (Davis): Chris Simmons Novozymes (Davis): Xiguang (Ray) Chen, Dominik Green, Ben Lindenmuth, Kristina Mahan,

Alina Rabinovich Cao, and Meghan Rosen Nunhems (Davis): Victor Haroldsen OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (Redwood City): Chao Yu (Joy) Chen Sierra Sciences (Reno, NV): Jared Townsend

DESIGNATED EMPHASIS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (DEB)

The Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) graduate program is an inter-graduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology. There are currently 200 students. The UC Davis Biotechnology Program is the administrative home for this program. The DEB provides a nurturing, interactive environment to promote integration of multiple disciplinary approaches to the conduct of research and to promote learning in biotechnology. The DEB helps:

  • To provide well-coordinated, cross-disciplinary training of graduate students in critical areas of

biomolecular technology research.

  • To promote interdisciplinary research environments that integrate basic biological science,

engineering and computational disciplines.

  • To allow cross-disciplinary training and trainee experience in a biotechnology company or cross-

college laboratory. This program supplements a student’s Ph.D. curriculum and those completing the DEB Program will obtain an official designation on their diploma and transcript indicating a qualification in biotechnology.

Course requirements are covered on the DEB website.

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