Paul was invited to talk to Skyline College students this month as part of the NIH-funded CCSF/Skyline College/SFSU Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program run by Skyline associate professor and microbiology researcher Steven L Weinstein.
The goal of the program is to increase the number of under-represented minority community students pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences. A key component of their program is providing opportunities for Bridges students to interact with active research scientists. Toward this end, they run a weekly seminar series at Skyline College to allow students to meet a broad range of scientists. Through these seminars, they hope that students learn about exciting, cutting-edge science, what it takes training-wise and why individuals have chosen this career path.