Previous LA BioStar Award recipients include Michael E. Jung, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, Cal State LA alumnus Willie Zuniga, president of Grifols Biologicals Inc., and Wendie Johnston, lab director for the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator.
The BioStart program is part of Cal State LA BioSpace, which is leading the University’s efforts to foster a culture of inclusive entrepreneurship and promote the bioscience industry in the heart of Los Angeles. With investment from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the training is offered at no charge to eligible participants.
Cal State LA BioStart has trained more than 80 emerging entrepreneurs under the direction of Cal State LA Microbiology Professor Howard Xu, who oversees incubator development and programming for the University. Cal State LA BioSpace is being developed with investment from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
The initiative is also supported by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator, LA Bioscience Hub and the CSU.