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Biotechnology

Jack Lief, MS

In only four decades, biotechnology now affects almost every aspect of our daily lives. Amazing new medicines have emerged that can cure many previously incurable conditions, such as cancers, viral infections, and immunological diseases. New DNA-based diagnostics can help provide early precision diagnoses and personalized medical treatments. Biotechnology also provides tools to treat our waste waters, grow the foods we eat, and power our vehicles. More than a million U.S. jobs, including more than 50,000 in San Diego, depend on biotechnology. This presentation will define biotechnology, discuss its past, present, and future, and describe how new biotechnology companies are formed and financed.

Instructor: Jack Lief has spent almost five decades in the life-science industry, serving the last 27 years as CEO, director, or founder of four public and numerous private biotech companies. He currently is a Biocom Institute executive board member and chairs its Purchasing Group. He recently joined local BioRegenerative Sciences as CEO, with a focus on curing ALS. He received his BS from Rutgers University and an MS from Lehigh University.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70066   Credit: 0 units

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
05/02/2017 In-class 123360 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla