SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road -- off Hollister Avenue just west of Fairview.
See meal choices below. Please reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or pay at the door with cash or check.
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When Wednesday May 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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High Sierra Grill in Goleta 
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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05-10-17 Revealing the fingerprints of the environment on our immune systems 

Our May Presentation: Much effort has been made to understand how our genes and other "self" molecules impact our health. Meanwhile the role of the environment (non-self) remains comparatively obscure. SerImmune is uncovering the role the environment has upon human health, through decoding and mapping of human immune repertoires -- large collections of immune molecules that include antibodies. This mapping of the immune system to the environment creates exciting new opportunities to improve medical diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics.  

Our Speaker: Dr.Patrick Daugherty is CEO of SerImmune, and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, at UCSB. Dr. Daugherty received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Minnesota in 1993, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999.  He was a Research Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle during 1999-2001, before joining the Chemical Engineering faculty at UCSB in 2001. He is the recipient of a National Sciences Foundation Career Award (2005), Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award (2006), and the Genentech Young Investigator Award from the ACS Division of Biochemical Technology (2007).

Dr. Daugherty co-founded CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (2008) – Nasdaq:CTMX, Cynvenio Biosystems (2008), and SerImmune Inc. (2014). Daugherty was elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2011, honoring the top 2% of bioengineers. Professor Daugherty’s was research and current work at SerImmune Inc. is focused on the functional characterization of human B-cell and antibody repertoires, to identify environmental factors involved in human disease, discover biomarkers for early and accurate diagnosis, and develop targeted biopharmaceuticals.

Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation.   

Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks:  Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

This meeting is sponsored in part by
Community West Bank
Santa Barbara News-Press

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