Biotechnology Program


Seminar Series
Seminar Series
Biotech Program
Biotechnology Program
Science Department
Science Department
Science Club
Science Club

The Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program is a career track curriculum within the Science Department. In 2011 the department was granted a $2.4m Bridges to Stem Cell Research Award from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support student internships in laboratories conducting research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Each year between 8-10 students receive ten-month paid internships to work in research and pharmaceutical laboratories.¬† The research institutions presently aligned with BCC include Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBL), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).¬†

If you are interested in applying for a Berkeley City College CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship, please read the requirements and contact Barbara Des Rochers.


As of November, 2012 the BCC Biotech Program has awarded internships to the following BCC students:



John Boyle
Robert Blelloch Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Urology & Regeneration Medicine
Hatai Dawson
iPierian. iPSC Biopharmaceuticals
Harbir Kaur
Cheryl Stoddart Lab
UCSF San Francisco General Hospital. Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Nargis Kohgadai
Linda Giudice Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Vanessa Zhan
Yadong Huang Lab
UCSF Mission Bay. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Neurology
Katie Thi
Mina Bissell Lab
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Microenvironment and Tissue Architecture
Charmin King
Tippi MacKenzie Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Pediatric Surgery
Sean Dae Houlihan
Daniela Kaufer Lab
Univeristy of California, Berkeley. Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute



Christine Ho
Pui-Yan Kwok Lab
UCSF Mission Bay. Dermatology
Willard Cheng
Neil Shah Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Comprehensive Cancer
Jeffery Sacramento
Jacqueline Bresnahan Lab
UCSF San Francisco General Hospital. Neurological Surgery
Louis Sharp
Shingo Kajimura Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Diabetes & Cell and Tissue Biology
Ben Parcher
Tejal Desai Lab
UCSF Mission Bay. Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology
Robin Wang
William Weiss Lab
UCSF Mission Bay. Neurology, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
Ying Li
Sing Li Lab
University of California, Berkeley. Bioengineering
Ronjani Lakshmin
Emmanuelle Passegué Lab
UCSF Parnassus. Comprehensive Cancer
Alexandra Lee Goldman
Pieter de Jong Lab
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute



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