Name of Center/Institute: Center for Cancer and Developmental
Name of Director: Steve Oppenheimer
Mail Drop: 8303
Website address: http://www.csun.edu/biology/faculty/oppenheimer.htm
College/Department: College of Science and Mathematics, Department
Year Chartered: 1984, latest renewal 2011-2012
Charter Expiration Date: September 1, 2016
List office or space utilized by center: CR5433, CR5435
Provide a paragraph on how the center/institute’s reported activities meets or aligns with the center’s stated goals:
The center supports: research programs for over 100 students per year, symposia and abstract publishing for hundreds of K-12 students and teachers per year in a Library of Congress listed journal that is now on the worldwide web, the editorship of an international 60 year old Elsevier journal that publishes hundreds of papers each year. The center has a record of distinguished student outcomes that have led to 26 awards and honors including a U.S. Presidential Award, presented at the White House, for center director Steve Oppenheimer.
List faculty associated/affiliated with center: Stan Metzenberg, Aida Metzenberg, Sean Murray, Lisa Banner, Maria Elena Zavala, Rheem Medh, , Terri Richardson, , Cindy Malone, Maria-Patricia Stein… (main association..serve as reviewers for Center affiliated journal).
List Advisory Board or Community Board Members: Helene Brown, Robert Gale, Neal Handel, Mary Hoban, A. Robert Kagan, Richard Katz, Garth Nicolson, Bernard Raskin, , Sheldon Schein, Sarko Tilkian, C.K. Tseng, Mel Wilson…. honorary members for @3 decades.
As indicated in the charter this center is primarily an umbrella for the
Oppenheimer programs listed above that help garner donations and prestige and international recognition.
2013/2014 Business Plan
Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology
Mission: Continue international journal editing, K-12 journal publication, K-12 student symposium, student research, publication and presentation of student research, summer freshman workshops, student research workshops as done for 30 years.
Vision for Year: Continue CSUN student research and student publications, K-12 research and K-12 publications, student symposia and workshops, international editing of Elsevier journal.
Main Objectives: Continue to build international recognition for CSUN student research and K-12 student research.
Strategies: The success of the center has been and will be dependent on Steve Oppenheimer’s donated time, free-of-charge. Steve won 26 awards and honors including a U.S. Presidential Award presented at the White House for this work.
Plans for Revenue Enhancement: The Center receives donations and uses accounts and endowments (Corporation, Foundation, State) to pay for supplies and staff. The growing and stable nature of these accounts sustains all center activities, present and for the foreseeable future. Steve’s donated time is the key factor in center success.
Strengths: Over the past 30 years Steve’s time donation is the key that enhances the activities in the center umbrella.
Fundamentals of center operation and budget plan: Steve’s donated time, free-of-charge, runs all center activities for 3 decades: international journal editing, supervising student research, publishing student research, publishing K-12 journal, directing student symposia. Budget: $16,000 K-12 journal, @$10,000 student research supplies (all available in existing accounts). New donations bring center endowments over $25,000 and center accounts total over $100,000.
APPENDIX, CENTER FOR CANCER AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 2013-2014
A role for polyglucans in a model sea urchin embryo cellular interaction (with Singh, Karabidian, Kandel, Metzenberg,
Carroll, Jr.), Accepted by Zygote (Cambridge University Press), in press (2013)*
Commentary on bricks and moocs, http://comments.sciencemag.org/content/10.1126/science.1246943 (2013).
Mobilizing scientific societies commentary, http://comments.sciencemag.org/10.1126/science1233700 (2013).
Prioritizing science education commentary, http://comments.sciencemag.org/content/10.1126/science.1239041 (2013).
Involvement of L (-) rhamnose in sea urchin gastrulation: a live embryo assay (with Smith), Zygote, (Cambridge University Press, 2013). doi:10.1017/S0967199413000452
Letter to the Editor, ASCB Newsletter on Masters for K-12 teachers, vol 35, no 9, Oct 2012, p.32.
Edge assay: kinetic analysis of reagents affecting cell clumping (with Zem, Ter-Papyan, Arvizu, Nernsuan, Rabizadeh, Amidi, Nazari, Waas, Lee, Orujyan, Manookian, Taghinia, Carpio, Trinh, Balazadeh) FASEB Journal 27: abs 341 (2013).
Oppenheimer Profile published on www.pathwaystoscience.org (2013)
Oppenheimer, S.B., Editor, 2013. New Journal of Student Research Abstracts, Vol 18, Library of Congress ISSN 1558-7932, CSUN
Oppenheimer, S.B., Editor, 2014, New Journal of Student Research Abstracts, Vol 19, Library of Congress ISSN 1558-7932, CSUN, In Press.
Edge assay: kinetic analysis of reagents affecting cell clumping (with Zem, Ter-Papyan, Arvizu, Nernsuan, Rabizadeh, Amidi, Nazari, Waas, Lee, Orujyan, Manookian, Taghinia, Carpio, Trinh, Balazadeh, Harutyunyan, Ghassemlou) , presented at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, April 2013
Space Science Awards Symposium, /MC/President’s Conference Room CSUN, Sept. 10, 2013.
Quantitative evaluation of characterized alpha mannosidase and alpha-L-rhamnosidase effects in sea urchin gastrulation, Jing Liang and Heghush Aleksanyan, CSUN, USU Northridge Center, 2014
A possible cell surface mechanism for magnesium sulfate’s antithrombocytic activity (with Zem, Arvizu, Ter-Papyan, Sadeghi, Hovsepian, Hambarsoomian, Evans, Chavez, Tiviktsyan, Tortorice, Ohanessian, Orujyan, Irikyan, Molina, Behshadpour, Markosian, Boyadjian, Salas, Basmajian, Aminian, Patel, Haritounian, Kurginyan, Sheikhpoor, Sarkissian, Tosunyan, Simidyan, Mikaelyan, Bardo, Simonyan, Yahya-Kashani, Labson, Asatryan, Gyurgchyan), presented at Experimental Biology 2014, San Diego, April 2014.
Los Angeles Times, letter to editor on future of UCs, Jan 19, 2013, A17. Los Angeles Times, letter to the editor on congratulate the teachers, March 14, 2013, A20. Los Angeles Times, letter to the editor, on worst student gets Nobel Prize, April 20, 2013, A17. Biosphere 11 (15) Dec 9, 2013, p.1, p. 2 http://hdl.handle.net/10211.2/4442 Vol 18 New Journal of Student Research Abstracts, 2013 Biosphere 11 (14) Dec 2, 2013, p. 1, 2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065128110000279 Improving Science Education Worldwide made available to the world free of charge on ScienceDirect Los Angeles Times, letter to the editor on value security, value science, September 12, 2013, p. A16 Biosphere 11 (5) Sept 30, 2013, p. 2 CSUN Today, Sept 25, 2013, CSUN Hosts China Space Science Project Winners Biosphere 11 (4) Sept 23, 2013, p. 1 http://sundial.csun.edu/2013/09/csun-chooses-winning-science-projects-to-possibly-soar-on-space-shuttles/
Daily Sundial, Sept12, 2013, p. 1 Biosphere 11(2) Sept 9, 2013, p.2. Biosphere 11 (2) Sept 2, 2013, p. 2 Biosphere 11 (10) Nov 4, 2013, p. 2 Los Angeles Times, Sunday June 8, 2014, p. A19, Letter to the Editor, Colleges get what they pay for. Biosphere 12(15) May 2, 2014, p. 2. Biosphere 12(13) April 21, 2014, p. 1. Biosphere 12(12) April 14, 2014, p. 1 Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2014, p. A13, Letter to the Editor, on student math proficiency, improving math ed China Institute Annual Newsletter 2014, p. 34, Dr. Steven Oppenheimer wins Outstanding Contribution
Award, head of China Institute Science Team for K-12 space science project Los Angeles Times, letter to the editor, Feb 1, 2014, p. A15, on bullet train vs money for desalination Biosphere 12(3) Feb 3, 2014, p. 2 Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2013, letter to the editor on how green/purple pipe, p. A24 Updated Student Outcomes, mostly cancer center mentored students and earlier
SOME MOSTLY LONG TERM RESEARCH MENTEES AND OTHER MENTEES OF STEVE OPPENHEIMER AND WHAT HAS BECOME OF THEM (many completed Masters (*) and have published with Steve). Most are accurate. Best guesses or past positions for some. Some duplications may be inadvertently included. Tim Jordan, D.M.D., Dentist *
Zavala P.I., Oppenheimer /Center/Coordinator 2013 New Journal of Student Research Abstracts, Volume 18, 314 K-12 students, teachers served
Library of Congress ISSN 1558-7932 2014 New Journal of Student Research Abstracts, Volume 19, In Press
Library of Congress ISSN-7932. Numbers being tabulated. 2013-2014 Student Research Workshops, 4 x @40 students served International Reviews Acta Histochemica @50 investigators served China K-12 Space Initiative @ 150 K-12 students served CSUN Student Published Abstracts FASEB Journal 2013-2014 , 47 students served CSUN Student Published Full Length papers, 2013-2014 ,
4 students, 2 faculty served CSUN Student Research Supervised, 2013-2014, @155 students served
CSUN Student National Presentations 2013-2014, 47 students served Some duplications. Some in past report.