Posts Tagged Biotechnology

S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk on Biofuels: Sustainable Energy from Natural Resources, March 3, Tues., 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431:

28 February 2015

The first S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, March 3, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431, will be on the topic of Biofuels: Sustainable Energy from Natural Resources. The new series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.


Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and will explore Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:


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Science Seminar: Kevin Stone on Biologic Joint Replacement, Thurs. April 4 at 7 PM, BCC Auditorium

20 March 2013

Dr. StoneThe 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 next lecture will be Thursday, April 4 at 7pm featuring Dr. Kevin Stone speaking on biologic joint replacement. Please see the attached flyer or visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage ( for more information. All of the seminars are free and open to the public.



—Biologic Joint Replacement: The Future of Joint Replacement Surgery—


Kevin R Stone, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Stone Clinic and Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation in San Francisco. The Clinic treats athletes and people with arthritis and focuses on knee and shoulder injuries. The Foundation conducts research on advanced surgical techniques and tissue regeneration for orthopedic sports medicine. These efforts have led to improvements in cartilage replacement and regeneration, cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction, and techniques to prevent osteoarthritic degeneration. Dr. Stone has lectured around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement, and repair. He holds approximately 50 U.S. patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare.


Joint surgeryDr. Stone is the co-founder of ReGen Biologics, a publicly traded medical device company focused on meniscus regeneration. He is the Founder of Aperion Biologics, Inc, (formerly CrossCart, Inc) a venture capital funded medical device xenotransplantation company. Aperion has developed a technique for removing the antigens from pig tissues so they may be used in humans. The first xenograft device for reconstruction of ruptured cruciate ligaments (ACLs) has received FDA approval for human clinical trials. Dr. Stone is the Founder and Chairman of Joint Juice, Inc, a San Francisco-based nutraceutical beverage company. Joint Juice is the first beverage with a full day’s supply of glucosamine which is proven to reduce pain, act as an anti-inflammatory, and aid in cartilage repair without side effects. Joint Juice gained wide national distribution at Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart after its first year of launch and is now the widest distributed supplement in America. Dr. Stone also founded Rescue Reel, Inc, which received the Popular Science Ten Best Inventions of the Year Award in 2009. Rescue Reel is the first successful personal escape device to permit people to escape buildings up to 100 stories.


Dr. Stone is a physician for Smuin Ballet. He has served as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, the Honda Ski Tour, The Jeep 48 Straight Tour, the Old Blues Rugby Club, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Marin Ballet, the modern pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, and for the United States Olympic Training Center. He was trained at Harvard in internal medicine and orthopedic surgery and Stanford in general surgery. His fellowship was in research at the Hospital for Special Surgery and in knee surgery in Lake Tahoe.


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College launches “President’s Circle” fund raising initiative to support BCC programs

27 April 2011

Community leaders joined together to support Berkeley City College at an inaugural President’s Circle fund raising dinner Thur., Dec. 1, at downtown Berkeley’s Alborz Restaurant. The event raised approximately $26,750 for college programs.

Dinner organizers were Dr. Betty Inclan, BCC president; advisory board members Gene Agress, chief executive officer, Berkeley Mills; John Caner, executive director of the Downtown Berkeley Association; Alan Davis, Starlight Investments entrepreneur; Jonathan DeYoe, president, DeYoe Wealth Management; Dave Kent, Berkeley Mills cofounder; Soheyl Modarressi, real estate developer; and Lan Shaw, financial advisor, Edward Jones Co.

Modarressi donated Alborz as an event venue and provided dinner for approximately 60 guests.

The President’s Circle supports four primary areas: Biotechnology and Bioscience; Multimedia Arts; Foundations (Basic Skills); and the Opportunity Fund (unrestricted use).

Donations are deposited into a “Friends of Berkeley City College account of the Peralta Colleges Foundation.

“We hope to see the President’s Circle grow into a valuable fund raising resource for Berkeley City College,” said Dr. Inclan. “This year, we have earmarked several signature college programs for support; more will be included in the future.”

Other event coordinators included Hannah Chauvet, who produced “Building Community Through Student Success,” a pre-dinner film which guests enjoyed at Berkeley City College; Victor Flint, student ambassador coordinator; Shirley Fogarino, public information officer; Bryan Gibbs, audiovisual services supervisor; Cynthia Reese, assistant to the president; Shirley Slaughter, business officer; and business office staff Dwayne Cain, chief custodian; Javier Lopez, storekeeper; and John Pang, busienss services supervisor.

To donate to the President’s Circle or to Friends of Berkeley City College, go to www.berkeleycitycollege. edu and click on “Support Berkeley City College” on the right hand side of BCC’s home page. A complete donor list will be published on the President’s Circle web site and in the next issue of BCC Today

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CIRM Awards $1.08 million Grant to BCC Biotechnology Dept. for “Specialty in Stem Cell Biology”

27 April 2011

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) recently awarded a $1.08 million grant to the Berkeley City College Biotechnology Department, chaired by Dr. Barbara Des Rochers, for its “Bridges to Stem Cell” Program.

Berkeley City College’s grant is for “Speciality in Stem Cell Biology”. BCC’s stem cell program is listed among some of the most prestigious in California — only two community colleges in California were awarded stem cell grants, and Berkeley City College is one of them. For more details, please visit the Biotechnology Department Website at

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