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  • Annual Meeting of Arizona Nevada Academy of Science
    April 12, 2014 at NAU, Abstracts due March 26
    Open to students and research scientists

  • Biotechnology Seminars: LS 323, Fridays 11-11:50 am
    • Mar 28 "DNA Sequencing Technologies"
      Paul Coleman, Ph.D.
      (Banner Sun Health Research Institute)
    • Apr 4 "Pharmaceutical Manufacturing"
      Janet Spear (Celgene)
    • Apr 11 "Tissue Microarrays"
      Aprill Watanabe (TGen)
    • Apr 18 "Assessment of Tumor Biomarkers"
      Aprill Watanabe (TGen)
    • Apr 25 - GCC Celebrates DNA DAY 2014
    • May 2 -***Topic To Be Announced
      Presenter to be Announced

  • Pilar Ramos, a graduate of the Biotechnology program, was the lead scientist on a study at TGen that has uncovered the genetic basis of a rare form of ovarian cancer (SCCOHT). SCCOHT mostly afflicts girls and young women. She and her research team have revealed a striking correlation between mutations of the SMARCA4 gene and this form of ovarian cancer. It is hoped that identifying this genetic relationship will lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of SCCHOT This work has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics

  • Another biotechnology student success story! Read all about Stephanie Schumaker's seamless transfer from GCC to ASU West. She has a promising career ahead thanks to our unique institutional partnership. (Stories about other biotechnology alumni can be found here).

  • Partnership with ASU West allows GCC Biotech students a seamless transition to a bachelor's degree. GCC Alums, Stephanie Schumaker and Debbie Healey (see profiles above) are following this degree pathway.

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