Health Professions Program Trains Future Medical Professionals
The research of Joyce Ono, professor of biological science, emerita, has included cloning and the expression of neurotransmitter receptors and localization and regulation of neuropeptide RNA. Her research is supported by National Insitute of Health Academic Research Enhancement Awards, Minority Science Development, National Science Foundation Career and intramural grants. She is equally passionate about her students and how they can learn about science as a lifelong process of inquiry.
Future optometrist Julia Tran chose to come to Cal State Fullerton after meeting with professor Ono at a college fair.
"[Professor Ono] told me that the biology department had [received a grant from] the National Science Foundation [that would fund] more labs to provide the hands-on experience I need for optometry school. She also mentioned that small class sizes would promote learning and interactions with the professors. Her answer ultimately convinced me to attend this university over UCLA."