GCC Biology Department


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  • Biotechnology Club, meets Fridays at 9 am in LS104. All interested students are welcome. Come meet others with shared interests and/or come and learn more about GCC's Biotechnology AAS Biotechnology AAS program directly from other students. (Club meets weekly at this time and location).

  • Biotechnology Seminars: LS 102, Fridays 11-11:50 am
    • Oct 10 "Tau and its Pathology"
      Andrew Grover, Ph.D.
      (Banner Sun Health Research Institute)
    • Oct 17 "Pharmaceutical Manufacturing"
      Timothy Polson (Celgene)
    • Oct 24 "Nicotince Improves Parkinson's Disease Symptoms"
      Gerald Call, Ph.D. (Midwestern University)
    • Oct 31 "Alzheimer's Disease or Alzheimer's Risk: What Role Does Energy Metabolism Play?"
      Jon Valla, Ph.D. (Midwestern University)
    • Nov 7 "The Business of BioAccel"
      Ron King, MBA and MaryAnn Guerra MBA (BioAccel)

  • 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. (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 Alum, Debbie Healey (see profile above) is following this degree pathway.

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