• Dr. Joseph Califano, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: iBright FL1500 Imaging System - Streamlines process of defining changes in proteins from two (2) weeks to one (1) day. The multiplex system can quantify up to 4 proteins at a time, and quickly compare one protein over another.

  • Dr. Jason Sicklick, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Miltenyi Biotec gentleMACS Dissociator - Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research

  • Dr. Razelle Kurzrock and Dr. Andrew Sharabi, M.D. PhD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Nikon TS2 Inverted Microscope with Camera System Countess II base equipment and Chamber Slides- Chief, Division of Hematology and Onclology, Radiation Oncology, Melanoma, Skin Cancers, Head & Neck, Urologic and Lung Cancers 

  • Dr. Rafael Bejar MD, PhD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Qbit 3.0 Starte kits and Nanodrop Lite-Heatology / Blood Diseases Leukemia & Lymphoma

  • Anand Kolatkar, PhD (Scripps Research) and Lyudmila Bazhenvova, MD (UCSD Moores Cancer Center), The Kuhn Laboratory: Eppendorf Transferman NK2 Micromanipulator System - Lung Cancer Research

  • Dr. Santosh Kesari, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Fisher Scientific Cytopspin 4 & Omni Bead Ruptor 24: Neuro-Oncology

  • Dr. Donald Durden, MD, PhD, Rady Children's Hospital/UCSD Moore Cancer Center: Environmental Control Chamber & Camera - Hematology/Oncology

  • Dr. Andrew Lowy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: SPOT Digital Microscope Camera & Digital Imagine Software - Pancreatic Cancer Research

  • Dr. John Welsh, The Vaccine Research Institute: Alpha Innotech FluorChem HD Imagine System - RNA/DNA Research

  • Dr. Geoff Wahl, The Salk Institute: Tecan Luminometer - Tumor Suppressor Research

  • Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: BioRad S1000 Thermal Cycler & Fisher Scientific 3110 Incubator - Colon/Rectal Cancer Research

  • Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Hitachi 363 Fluorescence Detector - Prostate & Bladder Cancer Research

  • Dr. Stefan Riedl, The Burnham Institute: Kodak Gel Logic 200 PC - Apoptosis and Cell Death Research

  • Dr. Jean Wang, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: BioRad Multicolor Fluroescent Imagine System - Gene Therapies & Chemotherapy Research

  • Dr. Ruth Gjerset, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center: Olympus CKX41 Microscope - Cancer Development Research

  • Dr. Maurizio Pellecchia, The Burnham Institute: PSSC PowerWulf Computer Upgrade - Prostate, Breast, Lung and Lymphona Cancer Research

  • Dr. Anne Wallace, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Stryker Digital Capture HD Equipment - Breast Cancer Research

  • Floyd Romesberg, PhD and Jodie Chin, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute: CHEF-DR II System - DNA Sequencing/ Proteins

  • Dr. Per Borgstrom, Sidney Kimmel Cancer : Miotic Inverted Microscope with Epifluorescence - Cancer Prevention Research

~ Dr. Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD, on receiving an Environmental Control Chamber and Camera for his research on cancer cells at Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD.

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