UCSB Gets $3M Gift For Stem Cell Center

Santa Barbara-based UC Santa Barbara said this week that it has received a $3M gift from William K. Bowes, Jr. to establish a endowed chair for the firm's planned Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. Bowes is a venture capitalist at U.S. Venture Partners, where he the firm's founding partner. Bowes was the first shareholder and chairman of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen. According to UCSB, the professorship will be named after Bowes's mother, Ruth Garland.