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Honors and Awards

February 2013

Dr. Bianca Mothe, Program Coordinator for Biotechnology, has received a $370,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her current research, MHC characterization in Chinese rhesus macaques. This is in conjunction with a paper that was just published in Immunogenetics entitled, "Peptide-binding motifs associated with MHC molecules common in Chinese rhesus macaques are analogous to those of human HLA supertypes and include HLA-B27-like alleles." Please see the "Research and Publications" link for more information about the article.

Congratulations to Dean Katherine Kantardjieff, who received a 2013 Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.

January 2013

Dr. Chuck De Leone and Dr. Edward Price, professors in the Department of Physics, and the STEM Center at Palomar College received a $1.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2011. One facet of this grant has created a collaborative partnership to encourage students to pursue degrees in STEM-related degree programs, starting with students and faculty at Vista and San Marcos high schools. A visit to campus allows them an opportunity to work in a lab alongside current undergraduates. Read more...


Since 2008, CSUSM's Biotechnology program, under the direction of Dr. Bianca Mothe, has been working with a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Grant. Read more...