The Lawrence Goldstein & Connie Holm Biological Sciences Eureka! Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS)
Larry Goldstein received his undergraduate college degree at UC San Diego. He further pursued education at the University of Washington, Seattle; University of Colorado; and MIT. He was on the faculty of Harvard University from 1983-1993 as a tenured professor.
He returned to UCSD in 1993 as a member of the UCSD faculty. In November 2013, Goldstein was named director of Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, personally recommended by Denny Sanford who recognized the scientist’s novel approaches to stem cell research. Goldstein’s research is focused specifically on Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and others. His lab has successfully recreated neurons from stem cells that show the effects of AD.
Goldstein also holds tenured positions at UCSD: distinguished professor in both the department of cellular and molecular medicine and the department of neurosciences and principal investigator at the UCSD Goldstein Lab. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Society for Cell Biology, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and was previously a member of the cell and developmental biology department at Harvard University. He recently retired from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
A strong and influential leader in the UCSD School of Medicine, Goldstein continues to work tirelessly to find cures for the deadliest diseases in and out of the lab. He has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress regarding stem cell research and at National Institutes of Health.
Connie Holm received her undergraduate degree in Biology from UC Irvine and her PhD in Genetics from the University of Washington in Seattle. She did postdoctoral work at MIT and then joined the faculty of Harvard University. She was absolutely delighted to come to UCSD in 1993! She taught in the School of Medicine for several years, and then also joined the committee that implemented the Integrated Scientific Curriculum in the Medical School. She currently runs and teaches in the first block of this new Curriculum. She has won the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences award for Excellence in Teaching, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Medical Students, and the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Medical School (three times). She is a member of the Genetics Society of America and the American Society for Cell Biology.