CI Connection
October 2013

Students Present Therapeutic Research in the Biotech Industry

On Saturday, September 21, at the CSU Channel Islands (CI) main campus in Camarillo, CI students, faculty, staff, community members, and biotech industry professionals gathered for the MS Biotechnology and MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree 7th Annual Colloquium. Two industry-advised academic partnership groups were formed by degree, and those in either program with the stem cell emphasis, presented their own research at their internship site. These internship sites ranged from other universities to well-known biotech industry non-profit organizations.


The MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree students presented their work with BAYERŽ Pharmaceuticals on exploiting the potential for therapeutic use on an area of the microbiome. The microbiome is an ecological and symbiotic environment within the human body which hasn't been fully recognized until recent years and is currently a hot topic in academia. This month the group will take their research to the bay area to present their results at a special session in front of Bayer executives.


Students in the MS Biotechnology program sought out to innovate therapies for gastric cancer and looked at competitive research and development activity around the hepatocyte and C-Met receptor family. This team worked with REMD Biotherapeutics, a biotech startup company in Camarillo.


14 Stem Cell Technology Laboratory Management (SCTLM) interns covered a wide range of topics concerning the therapeutic application of stem cell technologies. Student internships were held at the following institutions: City of Hope, Scripps Research Institute, University of Southern California, University of California San Diego, and University of California Santa Barbara.


The program for the event containing the names of all presenters and their advisors, as well as topics covered by the 14 SCTLM interns can be found here.


Program for 2013 Biotech Colloquium

Events in October


Channel Island's Foundation Annual Gala

Saturday, October 5th 6:00-12:00 PM

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Friday, October 18

Malibu 100 Main Campus

Noon - 2 PM Free of charge, includes lunch

Bonnie Weigel - President and CEO of FOOD Share of Ventura County




MBA at Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks campus 

Tuesday, October 1, 6:00-7:00 pm


MBA at Santa Barbara

Goleta campus 

Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30 pm


MS Biotechnology

Thousand Oaks campus

Thursday, October 3, 5:30-6:30 pm


MS Biotechnology / MBA Dual Degree

Thousand Oaks campus

Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:30 pm


MS Mathematics

Camarillo campus El Dorado Hall

Tuesday, October 15, 6:00-7:00 pm



Goleta campus

Wednesday, October 9, 5:00-6:00 pm


Ventura College Transfer Center

Thursday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 pm


BS Business & BS/BUS-to-MBA

Undergraduate Segment

SBCC Press box #3

Thursday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am


Ventura College Transfer Center

Thursday, October 10, 6:30-7:30 pm



Graduate School Vs. Full Time Work Workshop

Wednesday, October 2, 5:00-6:00 PM,

El Dorado Hall 140 - Learning Studio 

Learn more about the benefits and limitations of attending graduate school versus working full-time.


Graduate School Panel

Wednesday October 30, 12:00-1:30 pm

Student Union Building 1130 - Platform

Listen and learn from current graduate students as they share their experiences in graduate school including how to be a successful graduate student and how to balance life and school.


Graduate Assessments Workshop

Wednesday, October 30, 4:00-5:00 PM,

El Dorado Hall 140 - Learning Studio 

Covers graduate entrance exams, processes, and the type of exam needed based on the graduate school objective.



Preparing for Grad School

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00-11:30 AM

Bell Tower 1548 - Career Development Center

Learn more about the graduate school application process, admissions requirements, and deadlines. 





Press box Monday, October 7, 9:30-4:30pm

Thousand Oaks

Thursday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm


Monday, October 21, 9:30-4:30pm

Coming in November

Enrollment open:


SHRM California Certification Prep Course

Thousand Oaks Campus

Saturdays: November 2-16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Importance of Networking for Small Business Owners

Thousand Oaks Campus

Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 - 7:00 pm





Thousand Oaks

Monday, November 11, 4:30-5:30 pm


Friday, November 15, 9:30-4:30pm


Friday November 22, 9:30-4:30pm



Graduate School Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 4:00-5:00 pm

Social Media / Networking 101

Thursday, November 14, 4:00-5:00 pm

Graduate School vs. Full Time Work Workshop

Thursday, November 21, 4:00-5:00 pm



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