CI Connection
November 2013
Biomedical Engineering Students to Present Posters at National Conference 

CSU Channel Islands students from the Masters Program in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering emphasis, will present two posters at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) November 10 - 13 in Atlanta. The work was completed during BME 501, 502 courses specific to the biomedical engineering track of MS in Biotechnology. 
Vincent Siu, Stephanie DeSanti, Victor Mikhaltsevich,and Danny Tran will present "The Effects of Various Fruit Extracts, Collagen, and Fibronectin on the Proliferation and Migration of the Rhabdomyosarcoma-derived (RD) Cell Line." The investigation concerns the anti-cancer claims of various fruits and studied how extracellular matrix proteins affected the growth and movement of Rhabdomyosarcoma-derived (RD) cells. The RD cell-line originated from a tumor in a patient suffering from Rhabdomysarcoma - an aggressive cancer observed in the soft tissues of the head and neck in children and young adults.
Armaun Emani, Jesus Fajardo, Mai Nguyen, Takahiro Watanabe, Elaheh Asghari, Surbhi Dutta, Arthela Osorio, and Tom Velasco presented the "Impact of Fibroblast Growth Factor on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenic Differentiation and Migration.The investigation explores the effects of basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) on mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation into osteoblasts and migration. Osteoblasts aid in healing of bone fractures and help increase recovery time in hip/joint replacement patients.
Events in November

Spring Application Deadline Extended To December 1


Applications are still being accepted for the following Programs:

BA Psychology (Santa Barbara), BS Business (Santa Barbara), BS Business-to-MBA (undergraduate segment), MBA (Thousand Oaks ONLY), MS Biotechnology, MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree. 

ENGAGING FRESH TALENT EARLY: Relationship Building with your Next Best Employee

Thursday, November 21
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Thousand Oaks campus
The Workforce Development Interest Group of the Bio Science Alliance presents a panel discussion on strategy, resources, and rules of relationship building. Presenters include Amanda Carpenter, Ed.D., Coordinator of Career Development Services at CSU Channel Islands; Laura Withrow, Employment Law Attorney at Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney; and William Pratt, VP Operations at Kinamed.  The event is free and refreshments are provided.  Time for networking is scheduled before and after the event. To register: RSVP  

Friday, November 8

Malibu 100 Main Campus


Noon - 2 PM 

Free of charge, includes lunch. Justin Bellante - President and CEO of BioIQ, a health improvement technology company.




November Biotech Law Seminar

Gene Patent Update: What's left of human DNA patents after the Supreme Court's June 13 decision?

Thursday, November 7, 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Ventura BioCenter-1176 Tourmaline Dr, Thousand Oaks Directions





MBA at Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks campus

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00-7:00 pm

MBA at Santa Barbara

Camarillo campus, El Dorado Hall

Thursday, November 14, 12:00-1:00 pm


MS Biotechnology

Thousand Oaks campus

Thursday, November 7, 6:30-7:30 pm


MS Biotechnology / MBA Dual Degree

Thousand Oaks campus

Thursday, November 7, 6:30-7:30 pm



MS Mathematics

Camarillo campus, El Dorado Hall

Tuesday, November 19, 6:00-7:00 pm


Ventura College Transfer Center

Tuesday, November 19, 5:30-6:30 pm


BS Business & BS/BUS-to-MBA

Undergraduate Segment

Ventura College Transfer Center

Tuesday, November 19, 5:00-6:00 pm



Friday, November 15, 9:30-4:30pm

Thousand Oaks

Monday, November 18, 4:30-5:30 pm

Santa Barbara City College - Press box

Friday, November 18, 9:30-4:30pm

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

Graduate School Vs. Full-Time Work

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


Coming in December


Alumni Mentorship & Networking Night

Friday, December 13, 2013.   Meet a local professional in your field, network and more! 
RSVP required to attend this event. 







Wednesday, December 4, 9:30-4:30pm

Thousand Oaks

Monday, December 9, 4:30-5:30 pm

Santa Barbara City College - Press Box

Tuesday December 10, 9:30-4:30pm  

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