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Ruby Gill
My passion: developing medical technologies that will create a more efficient and affordable means of diagnosing and treating high-risk diseases in the clinic.

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A Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department Ruby Gill received her BS in biomedical engineering from Boston University and her MS in biomedical engineering from UC Davis.

What’s important about your research—and where do you hope to take it?

I am developing a real-time feedback control system for high-precision, ultra-short-pulsed laser surgery of the spine. Having the ability to distinguish between bone and different soft tissues during a neurosurgery procedure has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of nerve damage, overall surgery time and time the patient is under anesthesia.

What are you most passionate about in your work?

Developing medical technologies that will create a more efficient and affordable means of diagnosing and treating high-risk diseases in the clinic.

How will the Business Development Fellows program help you to change the world?

Being an entrepreneur requires a different skill set than that developed in the lab. This program will help me develop the business acumen and entrepreneurial skills to thoroughly investigate the commercialization potential of my research endeavors.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.