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Posted: 04.10.2014

Crocker Nuclear Laboratory's Founding Director Dies

John A. Jungerman, professor emeritus of physics and founding director of the university’s Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, died March 28, 2014. He was 92.

As a graduate student at UC Berkeley and Los Alamos during World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project, witnessing the first atomic bomb test, “Trinity,” at White Sands, N.M., in 1945.

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Posted: 11.01.2012

Macular Degeneration Clinical Trial

Published in OSN Retina, September 2012

Phase 1/2 prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy combined with proton beam radiation versus sham irradiation in treating exudative age-related macular degeneration (PBAMD2)

UC Davis Eye Center

Author/Principal Investigator:  Susanna S. Park, MD, PhD

The PBAMD2 study is a phase 1/2 study designed to further explore the safety and efficacy of low-dose proton beam irradiation combined with intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy — Lucentis (ranibizumab, Genentech) or Avastin (bevacizumab, Genentech) in treating eyes with newly diagnosed exudative age-related macular degeneration.

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Posted: 08.31.2012

The RBSP was launched on August 23, 2012

Twin Probes to measure earth's radiation belt were launched August 23, 2012. Instruments were tested and calibrated at Crocker Nuclear Laboratory.

Posted: 02.27.2012

New Jungerman Hall honors Crocker Nuclear Laboratory's first director

One of the older buildings on central campus finally got an official name June 1 with the dedication of the building housing the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory as John A. Jungerman Hall.

Jungerman Hall was built to house the laboratory’s cyclotron—a type of particle accelerator—and opened in 1966. Jungerman, now professor emeritus of physics, was the laboratory’s founding director.

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