Cal State L.A. receives $3.5 million from L.A. County to launch bioscience incubator on campus

President William A. Covino, Supervisor Gloria Molina to announce grant for BioSpace L.A. on Nov. 20

What: Los Angeles County, under the leadership of Supervisor Gloria Molina, has awarded Cal State L.A. a $3.5-million grant to fund BioSpace L.A., a campus incubator laboratory where start-up businesses can work with students and faculty on cutting-edge bioscience research.

Who: President William A. Covino, L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina, students, and faculty, including esteemed professors Carlos Gutierrez, Krishna Foster and Howard Xu.

When: 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.

More: The incubator will feature up to 20,000 square feet of lab space where students and faculty will work on bioscience research projects with start-up businesses. Cal State L.A. is a leader in producing minority undergraduate and master’s students who go on to earn PhDs at top research universities across the country. This diverse group of graduates reflects the makeup of our city.

Where: The event starts at 10 a.m. in the courtyard of the Wallis Annenberg Sciences Complex near La Kretz Hall. After their remarks, President Covino and Supervisor Molina will tour labs in La Kretz Hall, where students will be conducting research projects. The University is at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. For a campus map and directions, click here.

Contact:  Robert Lopez, O: (323) 343-3044, C: (323) 336-1484, or Margie Low, O (323) 343-3047, C: (323) 229-6676

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