Created in 1987, CSUPERB provides vision, leadership, and support for biotechnology education and research throughout the CSU to promote biotechnology in California.
Today CSUPERB supports innovative coursework, real-world research experiences, and core resources for students and faculty across all 23 CSU campuses. The program involves students and faculty from biology, chemistry, engineering, agriculture, business and computer science departments. CSUPERB provides grant funding, organizes an annual symposium, sponsors industry-responsive curriculum, and serves as a liaison for the CSU with government, academic and industry partners.
CSUPERB aims to:
• Promote innovative biotechnology education and research across the California State University system;
• Provide leadership in training California's biotechnology work force;
• Enable CSU faculty and undergraduate, graduate and returning students to advance their careers and become leaders in biotechnology sectors in California and across the nation;
• Extend and develop relationships with regional and industrial partners;
• Expand general education across the CSU and California to enhance understanding of biotechnology issues, challenges and opportunities.
The CSUPERB is managed and administered by the Program Office, overseen by an Executive Director. CSUPERB is governed by a President’s Commission consisting of 5 CSU presidents and a CSU executive vice chancellor. A Strategic Planning Council, consisting of CSU faculty and deans from various campuses, and a Faculty Consensus Group, composed of up to 92 representatives from the 23 campuses, serve important advisory roles.
Susan M. Baxter, Executive Director, CSUPERB
Last Updated: 01-16-2008