GCC Biology Department

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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Summer classes start May 27th. Labs will meet starting the first day. You can enroll (or place your name on a waiting list if necessary) until May 26th.
    Keep in mind that the summer schedule is very compressed (16 weeks worth of biology in 5 weeks) - be sure you have adequate time available in your life to attend class every day and put in the necessary study time to be successful.

  • 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).

  • IN THE NEWS:
  • 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.

  • Students - All college announcements are sent to your Maricopa Google e-mail account. To forward these messages to an email account you check regularly, click here for instructions or here for a short video tutorial.

    Also, be sure you check your messages and "To Do" list in my.Maricopa "Student Center" regularly. Messages posted here are often critically important to your enrollment and/or Financial Aid status and are time sensitive (with immediate deadlines).
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