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Willie Zuniga, Professor Xu, President Covino, Dean Pamela Johnson

Cal State LA recognizes Los Angeles biotech leader, emerging bioscience entrepreneurs

Willie Zuniga, president of Grifols Biologicals Inc., was honored for his contributions to the regional bioscience industry during a Cal State LA BioSpace ceremony celebrating emerging entrepreneurs.

Zuniga is a Cal State LA alumnus who was raised in El Sereno. He was awarded the LA BioStar Award during the August 14 graduation ceremony for participants of Cal State LA BioStart, an intensive training program for early-stage bioscience entrepreneurs. The project is part of Cal State LA BioSpace, which is leading the university’s efforts to promote a thriving bioscience ecosystem on the Eastside of Los Angeles and in the San Gabriel Valley.

“When you work in this industry, it comes with a very important mission,” Zuniga told the gathering at Cal State LA. “This is so much more than just a job, this is so much more than just a career, we have an obligation to improve the quality of life for others.”