College of Science

Associate Professor of Biology & Chemistry Awarded $400,000 Grant from Genentech Foundation

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Dr. Aparna Sreenivasan (third from left) with UC Santa Cruz Institute for Biology of Stem Cells partners.
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Dr. Aparna Sreenivasan, Associate Professor of Biology & Chemistry of CSUMB’s College of Science, together with partners at University of California, Santa Cruz’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) were awarded a $400,000 grant from Genentech Foundation. The grant is seeking to close the gaps among underrepresented minority and first-generation STEM students that are on pathways toward postgraduate studies and careers. This shared accomplishment between Dr. Sreenivasan and UCSC IBSC partners highlight a more than 25-year relationship that will continue to benefit students seeking postdoctoral fellowships and careers in STEM.

To read more about the collaboration between Dr. Sreenivasan, UCSC’s IBSC and Genentech, read the Santa Cruz Tech Beat article ‘CSUMB earns STEM diversity funding from Genentech Foundation’. Congratulations, Dr. Sreenivasan, on this big step toward reducing disparities among STEM students!