Science Seminar: David Schaffer on Engineering Neural Stem Cells, Thurs. March 14, 6:30 – 8 PM, BCC Auditorium

12 March 2013


Dr. SchafferThe Berkeley City College Science Department is continuing the Science Seminar Series this semester by inviting distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. The first lecture will be this Thursday, March 14 at 7pm, featuring Dr. David Schaffer.


—Elucidating and Engineering Adult Neural Stem Cell Function and Fate—

David Schaffer applies engineering principles to enhance stem cell and gene therapy approaches for neuroregeneration. He was named a Technology Review Top 100 Innovator and his work includes developing new technologies to enable mechanistic investigation of stem cell control. He is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as the Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center. He graduated from Stanford University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, earned a PhD at MIT and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Fred Gage at the Salk before moving to UC Berkeley in 1999.

Please see the attached flyer or visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage ( for more information. These talks are presented in conjunction with the Berkeley City College Science Club. All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

All questions regarding the event should be directed to:

Dae Houlihan
BCC Biotechnology Program

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