Your gift to this discretionary fund supports a diverse set of hands-on creative student activities and courses in the Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Laboratory (MPBIL) under the direction of Prof. Marc Facciotti. MPBIL is a unique facility that enables a wide variety of responsible, creative and entrepreneurial activities in the broad area of biotechnology. These include novel hands-on and cross-disciplinary courses, hands-on experiences for Freshmen, independent student-derived and driven projects, student club projects, senior design projects, and support for student entrepreneurs. MPBIL provides a place, equipment, mentorship, professional connections and a community to enable UC Davis students to build on their own ideas and to develop life-long and marketable skills that will enable them to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in our growing bioeconomy.
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