UC San Diego to honor Carmel Valley resident Larry Goldstein
Carmel Valley resident Larry Goldstein, a 1976 graduate of the University of California, San Diego, will be one of five outstanding members of the Triton Family to be recognized during the campus’s annual Alumni Weekend, beginning June 5. Goldstein, a renowned UC San Diego scientist in the field of stem cell research, will be honored for Distinguished Leadership.
Goldstein is a distinguished professor of cellular and molecular medicine, director of the new Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego, and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research focuses specifically on Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s and other debilitating diseases. His lab has successfully recreated neurons from stem cells that show the effect of AD. A strong leader in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Goldstein has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress regarding stem cell research and at National Institutes of Health.
The 2014 Alumni Celebration will mark the 36th year UCSD Alumni has honored outstanding alumni and supporters who have exemplified the commitment to leadership, advocacy, philanthropy and service to UC San Diego. The awardees are selected by a committee made up of elected and former members of the Alumni Association’s governing board.
The annual Alumni Celebration will be hosted on Saturday, June 7, during the sixth annual Alumni Weekend, June 5-8. The celebration is open to the public, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at UC San Diego. The True Triton Brunch will be hosted on Sunday, June 8, and is also open to the public. For award recipient and event details, please visit www.alumni.ucsd.edu/celebration or call (858) 534-3900. Information about Alumni Weekend can be accessed at www.alumni.ucsd.edu/alumniweekend.