Promoting Diversity in the Sciences

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Professor Jorge Torres was featured in a promotional video for the UCLA Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), which will be shown to thousands of attendees at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference.

In the video, Professor Torres shares about the research done in his lab at UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry, which includes the discovery of novel compounds for dissecting the mechanisms of cell divisions and developing potential cancer therapies. Dr. Alexander Patananan (S. Clarke Lab) was also a part of the video.

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. SACNAS was founded in 1973 by a group of minority scientists, and was incorporated in 1986 under the name of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Inc.  

The SACNAS National Conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from October 16-18, 2014. The conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

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