CSUSM NewsCenter (BiologicalSciences)

2019
June
20,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rehabilitating fire-scarred hillsides by hydroseeding the terrain may cause more harm than good to the microbial composition of the soil, according to research by Cal State San Marcos students taking part in a groundbreaking new course funded through...
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2017
December
11,
2017
| 05:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Francisco Fernandez knows the importance of higher education.   As he enters the final stretch of a seven-year journey toward his bachelor’s degree, Francisco is determined to help others from his hometown of Zapopan, Mexico, follow a similar path...
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September
29,
2017
| 07:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
Francisco Fernandez arrived in the United States in 2011 with dreams of pursuing an education so he could help his family in Mexico. Francisco took English classes, obtained his GED and enrolled in community college while working at a car wash to ...
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July
19,
2017
| 01:38 AM America/Los_Angeles
“Cal State San Marcos is providing a center for learning and discovery in North San Diego County while strongly serving the region.” -- Dr. Casey Mueller Dr. Casey Mueller has been intrigued with animals since she was a little girl growing up o...
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April
20,
2017
| 06:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Angelica Rocha has had a lifelong passion for science. As a young girl, while many of her peers were reading Teen Magazine, Rocha was immersed in the science section of periodicals such as Newsweek. “Imagine my excitement when I grew up to lear...
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March
14,
2017
| 08:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but a move to hydroseed a hillside ravaged by the 2,000-acre Cocos fire at the edge of Cal State San Marcos is changing the natural landscape and may lead to more fires in the future. That’s the conclusion f...
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2016
December
07,
2016
| 05:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jane Kim said there is a common misconception among some of her molecular biology students before they start doing research. Many consider the material in their textbook to be definitive and unchanging. “Sometimes they’ll think, ‘How can this n...
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October
06,
2016
| 08:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ College of Science and Mathematics enjoyed great success with its first “STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village” event in March. It proved so successful, in fact, that it has become a biannual event. The second annual STEM I...
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March
14,
2016
| 06:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced in January that California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and San Diego State University (SDSU) will each receive $3,045,000 to continue the institutions’ Bridges to Stem Cell R...
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2015
May
21,
2015
| 10:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
“You do a lot.” The simple remark from one of the panelists at her University of Oxford Ph.D. interview spoke volumes about Colleen Lopez’s tenacious spirit and the preparation and mentorship she received at CSUSM. The statement still echoes in...
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2014
October
06,
2014
| 10:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
A California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) professor offers expertise to journalists seeking interviews related to Ebola: Dr. Bianca Mothé, professor of biological sciences Mothé is a leading expert on immunology and virology, with resear...
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September
08,
2014
| 01:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Carlos Betancourt, a first-generation college student majoring in biological sciences at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), was honored as one of 23 California State University (CSU) students to receive the 2014/15 CSU Trustees’ Award fo...
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February
26,
2014
| 01:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers at Ohio University in collaboration with European colleagues have named a new group of red algae Sheathia after CSUSM professor Dr. Bob Sheath, an aquatic biologist and one of the preeminent experts on North American freshwater algae. The...
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