Sunday, May 4, 2014

NevBio's Deans' Talk & Legislator Luncheon on January 21, 2014

NevBio is sponsoring our first "Deans' Talk" with two science deans. They will talk about the increasing demand for science education for careers in medicine and research:
* How is Southern Nevada meeting this demand?
* What are the accomplishments?
* How do we prepare for Southern Nevada's medical & biomedical future?

Timothy L. Porter, PhD. was hired as the Dean of the UNLV College of Sciences. He was a professor of physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University.  He served as the director of the university's Growing Biotechnology Initiative. He holds five U.S. patents for the development of specialized sensors. Prior to his time at NAU, Porter served as a research associate at Arizona State University and as a staff physicist for the Hughes Aircraft Company.
Porter earned a Ph.D. in physics from Arizona State University in 1988. He received M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from California State University.

Andy Kuniyuki, PhDcurrently serves as the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Nevada State College. He received his B.S. in biology from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California. Dr. Kuniyuki's belief that Biology is preeminent began with his study of the Hawaiian Drosophila and continued with his many research endeavors employing monoclonal antibody, tissue culture, oligonucleotide and immunodiagnostic technologies. 

Dr. Kuniyuki's passion for teaching took him deep within the cellblocks of San Quentin Prison where he taught genetics to a captured audience while completing his doctorate at Berkeley. 

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