Stephen Gómez is a native New Mexican and land grant heir. He obtained a B.S. degree in Biology from the California Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA. Dr. Gomez is a two-time Ford Fellow; one in biochemistry at UCLA and the other in botany at U. of Wyoming. Currently, he is an assistant professor and chair of the Advanced Technologies and Sustainability Dept. (TATC) at SFCC. Dr. Gómez started his career in the biomedical field with appointments at the Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology, U. of Washington; Dept. of Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; and the Respiratory Immunology and Asthma Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. Before joining the faculty at SFCC in 2014, he taught at UCLA, U. of Washington, U. of Wyoming, UNM and CNM. At SFCC he has developed a college curriculum for algae cultivation under contract to the DOE/Algae Foundation and helped establish the controlled environment agriculture and distributed energy technologies programs. The TATC is now 80% energy sovereign and has the only solar powered welding and aquaponics greenhouse food production programs in the world.
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