During each semester, the Science in Action Seminar Series is held every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 pm in the STEM Center, Building 7, Room 7-307.

This weekly series is presented in partnership with the San Francisco State University Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, the Skyline College Science and Math Division, and the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA).

The seminar series is free and open to the public. The topics vary and are geared not only towards science, but the entire college experience, so we encourage non-science students to attend. Attendance confirmation slips will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you're interested in presenting at the Science in Action Seminar Series, please contact Alyssa Wong-Conway

If you have questions about attending the Science in Action Seminar Series, please contact Bryan Swartout

Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

DATE & TIME ROOM TOPIC & LECTURER

January 28, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

Jim Dekloe--Founder and Director, Industrial Biotechnology Program at Solano College

Microbes Medicine and Money - Biomanufacturing in the 21st Century

Jim DeKloe serves as the director and founder of the Industrial Biotechnology program at Solano College in the North San Francisco Bay area. He also played a key role in designing the Solano College Bachelors of Science in Biomanufacturing program; this baccalaureate degree contains upper division courses in the scientific, technical, and engineering principles of biomanufacturing, as well as in the business, regulatory, quality aspects of biomanufacturing, bioethics, technical writing, and project management.  Needless to say, graduates of the program are in demand to their well rounded character. Dr. DeKloe heads a United States consortium working on developing a national workforce for emerging Cell and Gene therapy technologies, these effort is funded by the National Institute for Innovation in the Manufacture of BioLogics (NIIMBL).

In 2011 Solano College faculty chose Jim as the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year. He has also served as a consultant to help biotech giant Amgen redesign the training programs for their biomanufacturing technicians and for their quality assurance associates. He is a knowledgeable, exciting and humorous speaker. If you are interested in Biotechnology, in the flavor of Business, Engineering, Science or Regulation, he has a talk that will interest you.

February 4, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

Dr. Cheng Liu--Founder and CEO, Eureka Theraputics

Challenges and Opportunities in Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Cheng Liu is the founder and CEO of Eureka Theraputics. Prior to founding Eureka, Dr. Liu was a Principal Scientist in antibody drug discovery at Chiron (now Novartis), where he championed anti-CSF1 antibody program for treatment of bone metastasis to human clinical trials. He is the inventor of multiple issued US patents in drug discovery. In 2007, he was awarded Special US Congressional Recognition for his contributions to improving human health. Dr. Liu received his B.S. in Cell Biology and Genetics from Beijing University and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

February 11, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

February 11, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

February 18, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

February 25, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

March 3, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

March 10, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

March 17, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

March 24, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

March 31, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

N/A

NO LECTURE--SPRING BREAK

April 7, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

April 14, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

April 21, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

April 28, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

May 5, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD

May 12, 2020

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

STEM CENTER

7-307

TBD