UCSC faculty featured in "Masters of Innovation" episode on Plum TV

Two cutting-edge laboratories at UC Santa Cruz are featured in a recent episode of the "Masters of Innovation" program on the Plum TV network. The show spotlights the search for new drugs at UCSC's Chemical Screening Center and medical robotics projects in the Bionics Lab at the Baskin School of Engineering.

In the "Biological Frontiers" episode, host Jim Brasher explores advances in biotechnology from three UC campuses in the Bay Area--UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco. Two of the four segments focus on UCSC. At the Chemical Screening Center, Brasher interviewed Roger Linington, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and center director Scott Lokey, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Brasher also interviewed Jacob Rosen, associate professor of computer engineering, and graduate student Levi Miller at the Bionics Lab, where Rosen leads projects on surgical robotics and a robotic exoskeleton with potential applications for stroke recovery.

Plum TV is a "multi-platform lifestyle network" broadcast on cable channels in destination communities such as Aspen, Nantucket, the Hamptons, and Miami Beach. "Masters of Innovation" is a new program on the network, intended to give viewers an inside look at "the most innovative labs in the country."