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Dr. Fuse visits UM

2018: U of Michigan bookstore with SFSU alumni Seth Tooley, Brenda Cisneros, (that's me in the middle) Nick Silva, and Ben Abdon

Genentech Scholars head off to PhDs

Student Enrichment Opportunities (SEO) Office and Diversity

I am the new Director of the SEO Office which houses numerous training fellowships for students who are under-represented in the biomedical sciences. This includes NIH-funded programs, which I direct, and Genentech and NSF Fellowships Directed by Dr. Frank Bayliss.


The goals of these programs are to prepare students for entrance into and successful completion of PhD's and biotech/health profession careers in the biomedical or physical sciences. The aims are to increase representation from traditionally under-represented groups (African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, low income, first generation and students with disabilities) in the biomedical sciences.


We work with students towards their career paths primarily to the PhD, through tuition and salary stipends, academic support, professional development including participation in scientific conferences, and a stimulating research experience. We use criteria such as research experience and letters of recommendation, rather than GPA or GRE scores, as the primary means of evaluating applicants. No GPA is too low!! 


Our students end up all over the country, and even the world, working on PhD's in many different scientific fields, as well as following scientific paths in academia, industry, government, health professions in education, research and policy-making.

2018: Off to PhD Programs: Cameron Soulette (UC Santa Cruz), Brittany Johnson (UT SouthWestern), Mitchell Lopez (UCSF), Jennifer Gilbert (U. Wisconsin-Madison), Dagim Legesse (UT SouthWestern)

Heading across the country to PhDs
Presenting at SACNAS

2017: SFSU alumni head to PhD's in F'17; Dennis Tabuena (U. Washington), Ben Abdon (U. Michigan), Erika Buena (U. Vermont); Brenda Cisneros (U. Michigan).

2017: SACNAS poster presentations with SFSU students Fernando Curiel, Jose Ortega, Chris Pineda (U. Michigan),with Drs. Bayliss and Fuse in the middle. 

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