July 09, 2014

As one of her faculty references states, “In my 25 years at UCSB, she ranks at the very top in terms of teaching ability and enthusiasm for science education and teaching. She is also an intelligent and capable researcher with a strong and passionate commitment to science, and she is already making an impact on the field. She is one of a kind!”

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July 09, 2014

About 70 high school students from Santa Barbara County participated in UCSB’s Research Mentorship Program (RMP). RMP allows a select group of 10th- and 11th-graders to conduct collaborative, graduate-level research during a six-week program preparing them for post-high school.

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(L-R) Roxanne Croze, Tracy Clevenger, Dennis Clegg, Michelle Maloney and Lyndsay Leach.
April 26, 2014

Stem Cell Center scientists turned out for the Santa Barbara VisionWalk in April to raise funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Thirteen teams participated in this year's event, raising nearly $34,000 (and counting) for critical retinal degenerative disease research. If you would like to donate, please send checks to  

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Attn:  Santa Barbara VisionWalk
2800 28th Street, Suite 310
Santa Monica, CA  90405

April 02, 2014

This award recognizes the contributions of graduate students who have shown excellence in their role as a Teaching Assistant in the teaching mission of UC Santa Barbara during the 2013-14 school year.

October 01, 2013

October 2nd is Stem Cell Awareness Day,  which brings together organizations and individuals around the world in support of stem cell research, with the aim of increasing awareness and education. UC Santa Barbara stem cell researchers are presenting educational outreach seminars at Santa Barbara High School, San Marcos High School, Cate School, and Santa Barbara City College. In addition, tours of the Laboratory for Stem Cell Research and Engineering, our CIRM-funded core facility, are offered to local community groups to provide a glimpse of the exciting ongoing research on human pluripotent stem cells. For more information, see

August 06, 2013

Graduate students Britney Pennington (BMSE) and Lyndsay Leach (MCDB) are the recipients of new fellowships in support of stem cell research in the Clegg lab in the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. 

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June 03, 2013

Graduate Student in the Spotlight: Britney Pennington Shares About Stem Cells, Teaching, and Taking Care of the Environment

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May 14, 2013

Controlling the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells is the goal of many laboratories, both to study normal human development and to generate cells for transplantation in treating various diseases and conditions. RPE (retinal pigmented epithelial) is one important cell type under investigation as it protects and nourishes the photoreceptors and is vital in maintaining healthy eyesight. UCSB researchers Dave Buchholz, Britney Pennington, Roxanne Croze and Cassidy Hinman, working with Pete Coffey and Dennis Clegg, have discovered a novel method to speed up RPE differentiation.

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April 17, 2013

In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.

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