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This profile was last updated on 4/28/12 and contains information from public web pages.
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Director, Special Projects

Email: j***@***.net
Local Address: Ventura, California, United States
Company Description: The Central Coast Biotechnology Center (CCBC) stands ready to support and advance biological technology businesses in the central coast region of California...   more

Employment History

  • Director, Central Coast Biotech Center
    Ventura College
  • Director of the Central Coast Biotechnology Center
    Ventura College for the Counties of Ventura , Santa Barbara

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree
    U.C. Davis
  • Ph.D. , Genetics
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Master's degree , Biological Sciences
    Humboldt State University
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Web References
CCBC - Staff Members, 28 April 2012 [cached]
Director: Dr. James Harber Special Projects: Bill
content, 15 June 2005 [cached]
James Harber, Ph.D
Director of the Central Coast Biotechnology Center at Ventura College for Ventura, Santa Barbara, and North West Los Angeles county.
Biological Technologies Initiative, 1 Oct 2006 [cached]
(CCBC) is hosted by Ventura College, Ventura, with Dr. Jim Harber serving as director for eight regional colleges.
GCIC Board of Directors, 7 Feb 2005 [cached]
Dr. James J. Harber, Board of Directors
Dr. James Harber is the Director of the Central Coast Biotechnology Center at Ventura College for the Counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and northwestern Los Angeles, including Santa Clarita.His charter from the Community Colleges Economic Development arm (Ed>Net) is to decipher the ongoing employment needs of the biotechnology industry and to prompt the Community College programs to match these requests as they update their programs.This broad mission requires CCBC to articulate with those involved with advanced High School, Community College and University curriculum.
After receiving a Bachelor's degree from U.C. Davis and a Master's degree from Humboldt State University in Biological Sciences, Dr. Harber obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.He has served on the teaching faculty of the California Institute of Technology, Sonoma and Northridge State Universities, and Moorpark and Ventura Community Colleges.He has taught courses in Virology and Immunology, Genetics, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and The Biology of Aging.His publications include 12 peer reviewed articles and chapters and two regional biotechnology cluster industry analysis.He is especially proud to have authored several chapters of curriculum for the Moorpark College Biotechnology Program Textbook in conjunction with industry instructors from Amgen and Baxter Biosciences in 1999.
As a board member of both the Venture Coast Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Gold Coast Innovation Center, Dr Harber provides consulting services to biotechnology interests in the form of seminars, forums, surveys and white papers.Dr. Harber is especially interested in promoting the development of programs that address biopharmaceutical job shortages in manufacturing and regulatory affairs.He is also a proponent of new approaches to energy production using fuels derived from plants and microbes.Dr. Harber's background adds considerable momentum to GCIC efforts towards development of local infrastructure in biomass derived fuels and biotechnology based alternative energy systems.He is a founding member of the Channel Islands Bioenergy and Bioproducts Consortium (CIB2C), an information sharing alliance of GCIC.
CCBC - Staff Members, 29 Aug 2006 [cached]
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