The first Susan M. Baxter Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Baxter during the virtual April 2020 Strategic Planning Council (SPC) meeting.
Dr. Susan M. Baxter served as the CSUPERB Executive Director from 2007 to 2020. Her contributions are too numerous to list as she grew and nurtured the organization with relationships inside the CSU with the California biotechnology industry, as well creating important connections throughout the country and world. In April 2020, the CSUPERB Leadership Award was renamed the Susan M. Baxter Leadership Award. President Soraya Coley of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Chair of the CSUPERB Presidents’ Commission presented the first Susan M. Baxter Leadership Award to Dr. Baxter during the virtual April 2020 Strategic Planning Council (SPC) meeting. We think we were able to surprise her!
Each year CSUPERB honors and recognizes outstanding CSU faculty and students during the annual Biotechnology Symposium.
This year 18 Eden and Nagel Award nominees from 11 CSU campuses are competing for CSUPERB’s two system-wide student research awards.
Andreoli Faculty Service Award, CSUPERB Faculty Reseach Award and Pauling Student Teaching Award nominations are being reviewed by the 2021 Award Selection committees.
Previous awardees can be searched by program name in the CSUPERB Grants and Awards database.
Symposium Awards made at the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium (2020) were:
Dr. Sandy Sharp (CSU Los Angeles), 2020 Andreoli Award- Dr. Edith Porter (CSU Los Angeles), Dr. Bob Koch (CSU Fullerton) and Dr. McQueen (CSU Los Angeles).
Dr. Edith Porter, Professor of Biological Sciences, CSU Los Angeles
Dr. Edith Porter, Professor of Biological Sciences, CSU Los Angeles. Dr. Porter was honored for her work in mentoring students, most of them under-represented minorities, into the pipeline-to-careers in biotechnology, her extensive publication record, and her levels of service and productivity are remarkable. Dr. Porter was also the recipient of the 2020 Award for Education by the American Society for Microbiology.
Dr. Susan Baxter (CSUPERB) and 2020 Faculty Research Award- Dr. Vas Narayanaswami (CSU Long Beach).
Dr. Vasanthy Narayanaswami, Professor of Biochemistry, CSU Long Beach
Dr. Vas Narayanaswami, Professor of Biochemisty at CSU Long Beach, is also a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and a member of Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) of the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology (ATVB).
David Pauling (Pauling Family Representative), Alex Ku (CSU Fullerton), Felix Munoz (San Diego State University), Dr. Kay Pauling (Pauling Family Representative) and Dr. Kathy Szick (CSU Bakersfield & Chair, 2020 Pauling Award Selection Committee).
Alex Ku, Chemistry, CSU FullertonFelix Munoz, Physics, San Diego State University
Alex Ku (CSU Fullerton) and Felix Munoz (San Diego State University). Mr. Ku taught chemistry laboratory courses. Mr. Munoz taught the Physics lower division and the electricity and magnetism lab.
Mr. Jacob Parres-Gold (CSU Los Angeles) at his poster during the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium January 2020.
Jacob Parres-Gold, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSU Los Angeles
Research Mentor: Yixian Wang, CSU Los Angeles.
Jacob Parres-Gold (CSU Los Angeles) investigates the molecular processes in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the Yixian Wang group.
Lisba Fowler (Eden Family representative), Tyler Powell (CSU Los Angeles), Dr. Edith Porter (CSU Los Angeles) and Dr. Deepali Bhandari (CSU Long Beach & Chair, 2020 Eden Award Selection Committee).
Tyler Powell, Biological Sciences, CSU Los Angeles
Research mentor: Edith Porter, CSU Los Angeles.
Tyler Powell (CSU Los Angeles) studies antimicrobial peptides against a Tuberculosis pathogen in the NIHfunded Edith Porter group. Quite a year for the Porter lab!
CSUPERB partners with the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research to fund 12 promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women’s health. Each January they are honored as part of the final awards banquet at the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium.
Read more about the Howell Foundation here: https://www.howellfoundation.org/
See additional photos of the Symposium Award nominees and finalists in the 2020 Facebook Photo Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pg/csuperb/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155705684577100