Cambridge Department of Chemistry Virtual PG Open Day

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge would like to invite you to our Virtual Postgraduate Open Day, to learn more about our PhD & MPhil programmes including our SynTech CDT and the NanoDTC.

When: Thursday 5th November 2020 11 – 12.30 pm (GMT)

What: The virtual session will include introductory talks from the Postgraduate Team, CDT and DTC directors, academic videos and lab tours videos

Where: Zoom. If you would like to join us, please register here: We will send you the details closer to the Open Day.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Best wishes, 

Chemistry Postgraduate Team

Department of Energy Virtual Career Fair and Internship Opportunities

INVITATION: NSU Preview Doctor of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Campus

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP) Palm Beach Campus would like to invite pre-pharmacy students to NSU Preview Day!   

Students who attend will get an in-depth look into Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Doctor of Pharmacy program, learn about how the state-of-the­ art campus and exceptional faculty who will prepare students for advancement in their career as a pharmacist. During the informational sessions, questions will be aswered about admissions and how to get started.

The preview days will take place on:

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Student can use the following link to RSVP for the event day of their choice: nova/edu/palmbeach/events

Any questions can be directed to

San Diego IRACDA is now accepting applications!

San Diego IRACDA is an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program that aims to enhance the diversity of academic faculty by developing a diverse group of highly trained biomedical researchers.  The 4-year mentored program provides training in rigorous research, teaching and development of critical academic skills.  Of the 80 SD IRACDA alumni, 63% have obtained academic positions (94% tenure track) including 59% of our alumni from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. 

Applicants must be a new PhD, MD, or PhD/MD or have no more than 2 years of postdoctoral training and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applications are due November 1st, 2020

Candidates from underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences and/or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 For more information about the application, please visit the San Diego IRACDA website or contact

Virtual Recruitment Event at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Fall 2020 Academic Support Services: Academic Achievement Hub

Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Study Groups (SG):

All SI/SG sessions are facilitated by undergraduate Leaders, who have taken these courses, and each session is designed to create a learning environment with collaboration and interaction with your fellow classmates. Please check out our website for the SI/SG session schedule.

Content Tutoring:

We are offering appointment based content tutoring for Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,  and Economics this quarter for lower and upper division courses.  Students are able to make 30 minute appointments  with a tutor up to 5 minutes before the session start time! Please check out the website for the schedule and link to make an appointment.

Learning Strategists:

Learning Strategists, through one on one work with students, provide strategies on how to manage your time and set goals throughout this quarter to stay on top of your coursework. Refer your students to this program for concerns about assignment  management and/or low test scores.  They are highly trained to work with students in developing learning strategies that promote success.

All Learning Strategist materials have been redesigned for remote learning environments and are available through Canvas. View the website to schedule an appointment and to utilize Learning Strategist materials.

ISPE’s Leadership Rotation Program

Applications are now open for ISPE’s Leadership Rotation Program!

The Leadership Rotation Program (LRP) serves to introduce new members to the board of ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) and to help foster new ideas and events. By participating in LRP, you will attain hands-on leadership experience through event planning and collaboration with board members. This is also a great opportunity to build connections through networking with peers and professionals as well as improving your resumes with pre-industry skill development.

The time commitment averages about 3-4 hours/week. No previous experience with ISPE or LRP is necessary. All majors are welcome! Applications are due Wednesday, October 21st at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions please contact or check out ISPE’s website at:

Application link:

K-12 STEM Teaching Careers Panel

Academic Achievement Hub: Foundational Topic Workshops

Cepheid Industry Day: The Center

UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Facebook Live Event, Student Life

URGENT: Voter registration deadline approaching – update your address!

The November election is fast approaching and next Monday is the LAST DAY for you all to update your voter registration to your current address, or register for the first time. Many of you have moved addresses often this year given the pandemic or other circumstances, and it’s important that your registration and mailing address is up to date so you receive your ballot on time.

Register for the first time or update your registration status right here!

As the largest and most diverse generation alive right now, young people have a chance to make a real impact in our country if every eligible voter participates in elections. In order to make sure that you can raise your voice and cast your vote in the upcoming local, state, and federal elections, you need to be registered to vote at your current address. 

If you need to register for the first time or you moved since you last registered, you can update your registration right here

Voting Resources: Check your voter registration status and find out more about upcoming elections, including how to vote safely by mail. If you have moved back home you need to update your address.

Want to help get out the vote this Fall? 

The Vote Coalition is working this Fall to make sure every student on campus gets the chance to update their registration and turns out on Election Day. They have volunteer and internship opportunities available. Sign up here to learn more.

Cepheid Industry Day

Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group at UC Davis

Lecturer Position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CSU Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield has an opening for a full-time lecturer with a strong preference for experience teaching in inorganic chemistry. This is a great opportunity for postdoctoral fellows or graduate students who are nearly done with their dissertation who are interested in a career in academia.

Visit the webpage with the full job description and instructions to apply.

Position: Lecturer
Type: Full-time
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Available: Spring 2021

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, SCI 62
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Dr. Karlo M. Lopez
Search Committee Chair
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Full time lecturer position to teach: a) lower division undergraduate lecture/laboratory chemistry courses to majors and non-majors and b) upper division lecture/laboratory courses depending on area of expertise. This is a 1 year appointment with the possibility for renewal based on performance, course demand, and budget.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline is required. ABD may be considered if dissertation can be completed within the first year of the appointment. Must be committed to quality undergraduate education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in inorganic chemistry is strongly preferred, although all areas will be considered. University teaching experience strongly desired, especially in area of expertise.

Electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Karlo Lopez. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

UCSD Healthbeat: Important Information & Resources


Welcome new freshmen and transfers! We are so excited you are here!

For those of you who are pre-health or pre-med, HEALTH BEAT is the centralized pre-health and pre-med advising resource at UC San Diego’s Career Center! We provide advising, strategic planning (i.e. timeline to med, pharmacy, dentistry, vet, etc. school, when to take the MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, etc.), the most up-to-date and relevant resources, signature events (e.g. Medical School Application Clinic and Health Professions Acceptance Celebration and Networking Event!), programming, and more! Please see below for important information about pre-health/pre-med resources, advising, and events. COME TO VIRTUAL ADVISING ASAP TO GO OVER YOUR PLAN AND DEVELOP A TIMELINE.  
Drop-in Advising Calendar (ALL new students MUST attend a group drop-in advising session during Week 1 prior to getting individual advising). See Calendar for dates and times (MTRF). *Please register in advance. You are NOT required to stay the entire time. You can stay as little or as long as you’d like.*  

Monday, October 5, 2020 1-2pm Zoom
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2-3pm Zoom
Thursday, October 8, 2020 10-11am Zoom
Friday, October 9, 2020 2-3pm Zoom  

Schedule an appointment on Handshake (juniors and seniors only)
For quick questions, email: For 1:1 advising for freshman and sophomores, please visit our drop in advising calendar after you attend a group advising session.
Pre-Health EVENTS Page: this is the centralized location for ALL pre-health events on campus.  

Upcoming Events:
Pre-Health Transfer Transition Seminar Oct. 8, 2020 6-8pm Zoom MUST Register. This will help all TRANSFERS maximize their two years and develop a strategic plan to be competitive applicants. Don’t miss this! Join TNT (Transfers and Non-Traditional Students for Health) – good leadership opportunity! Register in advance for this meeting

Health Beat Open House September 29, 2020 1:30-3:30 Zoom   Come learn more about HEALTH BEAT – our centralized pre-health advising service at UC San Diego’s Career Center! Meet your pre-health advisors as well as your pre-health community (e.g. Skaggs School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine Medical Students, pre-health student organizations) and learn about what we offer to help you become prepared for your health professional school and become competitive applicants!
Register in advance for this meeting

HMP3 (largest pre-health student org) General Body Meeting Week 0, Wednesday, Sept. 30 via Zoom Register in advance for this meeting
Website: and Don’t miss out on anything! For the latest updates on healthcare and volunteer opportunities, tutoring, advising, scholarships, and other resources, follow us!
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Experiential Opportunities Guidebook
Prehealth Opportunities During the Pandemic
Virtual Service Opportunities International Student Pre-Med Information Resources for DACA and Undocumented Pre-Med Student
Jessica Kongthong, Associate Director
Nadia Mei, Associate Director
Pre-Health Career Peer Educators (CPEP)

Welcome! We look forward to meeting with you.


Health Beat
Career Center
University of California San Diego

Basement Program Applications & Virtual Events

With the start of the new academic year, The Basement is offering a wide variety of opportunities! 

Annual Incubator Program

UC San Diego students (both undergraduate and graduate) with entrepreneurial or social impact interests are encouraged to apply to The Basement’s Blackstone LaunchPad annual incubator program. Participants in the program gain entrepreneurship skills and tools to develop their social impact or business idea.  Students can self-select their program track based on their current level of development.  Students who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and design thinking, but do not have their own project ideas are encouraged to apply for the Idea Lab track of the program. 

Additional Information & Application:

Application Due:  Sunday, October 11th at 11:59pm

Facebook Event:

Marketing Material:

*NEW* Latinx Leadership Program

The Latinx Leadership Program is a year-long pilot program with priority given to trans/nonbinary/womxn-identifying Latinx folks. The goal of the program is to empower students with leadership skills and exposure to real life entrepreneurial experiences through mini-practicums and summer internships with local startups. The program is designed to create a safe and welcoming community to learn about leadership skills through self-discovery, peer-to-peer engagement, and interactions with the greater UC San Diego entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Additional Information & Application:   

Application Due:  Sunday, October 11th at 11:59pm

Facebook Event:

Marketing Material:

Virtual Workshops & Events

All interested attendees must register on Eventbrite first to receive additional Zoom registration information.

Basement Blackstone LaunchPad Info Session

Friday, October 2nd  | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Event Details:  Interested in applying for one of The Basement programs and have questions? Attend this info session to get all your questions answered.



Basement Programs Q&A

Tuesday, October 6th | 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Event Details:  An additional informal session to address any questions that students may have regarding The Basement programs.



Think Tank – FA20 Edition

Thursday, October 8th | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Event Details:  Thinking of applying for The Basement Program, but want to fine tune your application?  Pitch your idea to your peers to gain valuable feedback with 3 minutes, 3 slides, and 3 questions for the audience.



The Basement: Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation at UC San Diego

Wednesday, October 21st | 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Event Details:  In honor of Transfer Student Appreciation week, hear from a panel of current transfer students and recent alumni talk about their experiences as a leader in student entrepreneurship and social innovation at The Basement.



All the Angst – Founder Edition

Thursday, October 22nd  | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Event Details:  How do you find a healthy balance when you’re also running your own business?  Hear from a panel of UC San Diego student and local San Diego entrepreneurs discuss how they’re able to incorporate wellness into their hectic schedules.



We have a full schedule of virtual events and workshops for the quarter here:

The Center: Tritons in Public Service: RSVP Today!

CALPIRG Student Remote Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

APPLY NOW: Remote Internships/Volunteering Available. Help get out the vote and make a difference this Fall.

Sign up to find out more about CALPIRG Students’ remote internships and volunteer opportunities.

CALPIRG Students is a student organization here that works to protect the environment, fight hunger and homelessness, and promote civic engagement. This year we are proud to have received the 2020 American Climate Leadership Award, and we just worked with the UCs to release new policy to phase out nonessential single-use plastics across all 10 campuses and protect our oceans!

This Fall our priority campaign is our New Voters Project. This November we have the opportunity to elect national, state, and local leaders who will be making important decisions that impact all of us.  Young people make up the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with our own values, ideas and issues that we care about.  That means we can make a big impact in the November Election, but only if we vote!  

CALPIRG is working with the student government and other student groups this fall to make sure no one misses Election Day. We have volunteer and internship opportunities doing outreach, organizing events, and spreading the world through media and social media. 

Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Apply today. 

Genentech’s UCSD Virtual Info Session and OSA Scholarship

The Center: Tritons in Public Service

Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity Fellowship Program 2020 – 2021

The Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity fellowship program is running again for the 2020 – 2021 academic year! Pfizer is looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from historically under-represented ethnic groups to participate in this research fellowship program. This is a $20K fellowship divided into $17K for the student stipend and $3000 that may be used for lab and travel costs.  The student is required to write a report of his/her progress in May 2021 and will be invited to present his/her research at the La Jolla site or through a virtual seminar at the end of the 2021 summer.  Application deadline is October 16th, 2020.

The research areas of interest that Pfizer will consider funding include organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, crystallography and structural/chemical biology. It is understood that access to laboratory space may be limited for undergraduates at various schools and this could be a changing variable for students. Addressing these considerations and contingency research plans should be mentioned in the students application and/or in the letters of recommendation.

See attachments below for a cover letter describing the program in more detail along with a copy of the application and a flyer with additional information.

Spring 2021 Teaching Internship Opportunity

EduMed’s Guide on How to Transfer Schools as a Healthcare Student

EduMed’s Guide on How to Transfer Schools as a Healthcare Student:

Students transfer colleges for many good reasons, and our guide makes sure they have all the information they need before making the move. It walks readers through the entire college transfer process, from creating a detailed list of questions to ask like, “Will my credits transfer?”, to understanding how the cost of their education could be impacted. As an added bonus, EduMed also provides a list of 6 scholarships specifically created for transfer students. And while the guide is tailored towards healthcare students, the information is valuable for students in any field.

PATHS Scholars Program is hiring Academic Coaches!

The PATHS Scholars Program at UC San Diego is seeking to hire 1 Chemistry and 1 Math/BILD Academic Coach. The Academic Coaches will provide direct support to our PATHS Scholars in Chemistry, Math/BILD respectively, through one-on-one coaching and collaborative learning study groups. The ideal candidates will be versed in campus-based academic resources with the ability to work with the scholars to create strategies to effectively utilize tutoring, supplemental instruction, and study group resources, as well as advocate for their academic growth with faculty members, teaching assistants, and instructional assistants during class and office hours. 

**Please note this will be a remote and virtual work environment until further notice**


Please note that these positions have two joint appointments (individual and group rates), therefore you will need to apply to both links below. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2020.


Group application (ID: 3788)

Individual application (ID: 3787)


Group application (ID: 3792)

Individual application (ID: 3791)

If you have any questions, please contact the PATHS Scholars Program at Thank you and we look forward to your application!


PATHS Scholars Program

Research Participant Request: Baylor University

Researchers at Baylor University are collecting data regarding what students care about and how those cares inform their pathways through college.

Reasons to Participate

In addition to the opportunity to reflect on the collegiate experience, all students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of five Amazon gift cards for $50.

At the end of the survey, students will also be invited to participate in subsequent phases of this study with additional opportunities to receive gift cards.

Students can take the survey by clicking this link or by copying it into their browser:

 Questions? Please contact

University of Connecticut DuPont GOLD Annual Conference: National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Engineers (NOBCChE)

Each year, DuPont hosts the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference, a one-day seminar series and oral presentation competition.

DuPont’s collaborative initiative supports their commitment to a diverse work force and is the second installment of DuPont’s GOLD (Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity) program, a new platform geared towards exposing doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups (African American and Hispanic) to the wide range of career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. 

Note: Though this year’s application deadline has past (July 10th, 2020), interested participants should highly take advantage of this opportunity next year. See below for more information.

Texas A&M Chemistry Graduate Program Infosessions

RSVP for M-CORE 2020 Info Session

Are you interested in learning about the Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) program? M-CORE is looking for undergraduate student mentees (juniors or seniors) from backgrounds traditionally underrepsented in the chemical sciences to the M-CORE preview event.  This year’s program will be held virtually on October 22-23, 2020.

The M-CORE visit is an opportunity for students to preview the Michigan experience by connecting with our Department of Chemistry as part of a group of ~15 highly qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students.

Our M-CORE participants will:

  • Meet faculty and current graduate students
  • Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
  • Learn about our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
  • Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

If interested, please join the informational meeting about the M-CORE Program on September 18, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST.  Please RSVP here or paste into your browser to attend. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 14.

For more details, please visit the program’s webpage at M|CORE Program | UM LSA Chemistry.  The students can apply directly online; the application will open in September 2020.  Questions can be emailed to  

The deadline for student applications is Friday, October 2, 2020.

A free mentorship program for students applying to graduate school

For undergraduate students currently applying to graduate school, the AEP is introducing a free mentorship program for the application process.

The Graduate Application Mentorship Program (GradAMP) pairs together graduate applicants with a current PhD student in their field in order to help them with both the concrete (e.g. essays, fellowships, interviews) and abstract (e.g. decision making, time management) aspects of the application. We will also be utilizing a Microsoft Teams channel where all students will be able to seek help from their peers and a team of graduate student moderators.

A flyer is attached. More details are available on the application form here

Apply before Friday, August 21, 2020. If you have any questions, feel free to email Alexander Chen at

Lam Research Industry Day

Lam Research Industry Day

Wednesday, August 19th 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Hear from Dr. Jeffrey Marks of Lam Research as he speaks about “Innovation at an atomic level, enabling the information revolution”.  In addition to Dr. Marks’s talk, the event will feature a UCSD alumni career panel who currently work at Lam.  You will be able to ask questions and engage with the panelists. 

As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology.  Our innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services allow chipmakers to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. We combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, a strong values-based culture, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future. 

Register and submit questions here.

Speaker and panelists biographies can be found here.

Now Open: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program accepting applications for 2021 Spring

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Term:

Applications are due October 7, 2020.

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Frequently asked questions:  

How to apply:

Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)

[Undergrads] ACS-SA 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM

ACS-SA would like to personally invite you to the 14th Annual Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, Thursday, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. This annual event is the key platform for undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to present their work to our academic community at UC San Diego.

3:00 – 4:00PM – Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be conducted via Zoom, beginning at 3PM. Individual Zoom links can be found in the attached booklet. Faculty and students (grad and undergrad) are welcome to attend any session and questions are encouraged!

5:00 – 6:00PM – Live Keynote and Award Ceremony

During this hour, we are honored to have Dr. Jeremy Klosterman deliver his keynote speech. We are also excited to have Dr. Stacey Brydges announce the winners of the Mayer, Kamen, Urey, and research poster awards. Please join us for this exciting event!

The ceremony will begin at 5PM, via Zoom:

For more information, please refer to the attached booklet and informational flyer.

Thank you for supporting the research efforts of our undergraduate students. We look forward to your attendance tomorrow!


Student Affairs Office & ACS-SA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC San Diego 

Now Accepting Applications: MS Program in NanoEngineering & Chemical Engineering

The Department of NanoEngineering has reopened its Fall 2020 application to its MS programs in NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering through June 30, 2020. 

The program would like to give an opportunity to graduating seniors and others, who would like an option of pursuing higher education, in these times of uncertainty brought out by the recent Covid-19 emergency.

The NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering Programs at UC San Diego are interdisciplinary, with collaboration of faculty members from several departments across the campus. Our Plan I (course route) can be completed within one academic year and Plan II (thesis) is a two year average completion. 

The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 9th among the nation’s top engineering schools, and 5th in the nation among public universities according to this year’s published US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools. 

Graduates from our program are working at top industry facilities such as: Intel, Illumina, General Atomics, Revlon, ASML, Pfizer, Tesla, and Solar Turbines just to name a few. 

Please apply here to start your Fall 2020 application. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.

Visit our website at: for more information on the program and please don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have any further questions. 

Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day

2020 Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day: June 3rd 10-12PM

Laboratory Intern – Triton Algae Innovations: Apply Today!

About this Job

Laboratory Intern

Triton Algae Innovations is a research company with a focus on scientifically-backed nutrition and the future foods space. We’re looking for a university student interested in nutrition and the bio-space to help us with the day-to-day laboratory operation. Most duties will be in the maintenance of the lab, but we make it our policy to teach our interns our laboratory techniques and the molecular science behind them. Minimum wage pay.

Duties include:

15-20 hours per week. Steady schedule required.

Glass washing,

Media prep,

Lab maintenance and organization.


Experience in molecular biology or chemistry preferred, but not required.

Experience working in a lab preferred.

About Triton Algae Innovations

Triton is a San Diego, California based start-up company which has developed breakthrough technology to revolutionize the nutritional space, by producing natural, bioactive, high- value human and bovine milk proteins through a proprietary algae platform. Founded in 2013, Triton is built on over 30 years of science and technology developed by algae researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and UC San Diego (UCSD). Triton’s technology generates valuable bioactive proteins from low-cost and scalable algae production systems.

Career Fair Today for Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy program students are invited to log in to the Online Career Fair for Healthcare Students that CareerMD is hosting today (Thursday, May 7) through tomorrow (Friday, May 8).

More than 120 healthcare organizations in California and across the country are participating in this event to recruit healthcare students in all professions for current vacancies, and to meet candidates for future career opportunities.

You may access this career fair here:

5/6 UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Virtual Seminar: Sulfur-triazole Exchange Chemistry: Applications for Chemical Proteomics and Protein Ligand Discovery
Ken Hsu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Virginia
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
1:00 PM PST
Click to join Seminar:

Research Abstract
We introduced sulfur-triazole exchange (SuTEx) chemistry as a new electrophile for covalent modification of tyrosine residues across thousands of functional protein binding sites. We are exploring whether SuTEx chemistry can be applied for fragment-based ligand discovery to target enzymatic function and disruption of protein-protein and protein-nucleotide interactions. We are also interested in testing the application of SuTEx chemistry for discovery of novel post-translational modifications on tyrosine residues on a proteome-wide scale. About
Dr. Hsu’s research program applies the principles of chemistry and chemical biology to study fundamental protein biology. A current focus is to study proteins involved in metabolism of fats (i.e. lipids) because lipids are important chemical signals for basic communication in bi

Invitation to Present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (OURS)

The Online Undergraduate Research Symposium (OURS) is inviting undergraduates of all majors to present their work virtually! The OURS is replacing UC San Diego’s signature Undergraduate Research Conference and will be open to a more inclusive group of students with research experience. The OURS will go live on Thursday May 28, with two livestreamed events: an undergraduate round table discussion via Zoom, and the presentation of the annual Outstanding Mentor Award. Here are some details about the event:

  • Faculty nominations are not required; students may register and submit their presentations directly via the registration forms linked on the OURS website. They must, however, have at least one quarter of experience conducting research either through a recognized UC San Diego program (e.g. TRELS, Academic Internship Program, Independent Study 199, etc.) or with a faculty mentor.
  • Recently graduated students may submit presentations for consideration as long as they graduated no earlier than Fall 2019. Additionally, the findings students present must be from research they conducted as undergraduates between June 2019 and this Spring Quarter.
  • Presentations will be in the format of a 3-5 minute video “elevator pitch,” with the option to also submit a PDF poster or paper.
  • All video presentations will be posted publicly on a virtual forum for 1 month, after which they will become private and accessible only with a UC San Diego email address. We ask all students to confirm with their mentors that none of their presentations contain proprietary information.
  • The deadline to submit a presentation video is May 16.

For more details on how to apply, please visit our website. We look forward to your submissions!

14th Annual Research Symposium

UC San Diego Physical Sciences Pilot Mentorship Program: Apply Today!

This mentorship program is a collaboration between the Division of Physical Sciences Student Success Center and the Alumni Office. The goal is to support students through their job searching experience during the pandemic. Mentors and mentees will meet virtually and gain the opportunity to network in a professional manner. To learn more about the mentorship program, please visit HERE

Application Due Date: Monday, April 27 by 5:00 PM

Housing Insecurity Survey – Please Support Undergraduate Research Apprentices

We are a graduate and undergraduate student research team at UC San Diego that is conducting research on housing insecurity and student success. As a student attending UC San Diego, you are being asked to participate in an online survey that has been designed to understand the ways in which housing impacts student health, sense of self and academic achievement. If you choose to participate in this survey, please click on the link below. Participation is anonymous and will last approximately 10 minutes. Before you begin the survey, you will read a brief consent form. Survey questions will include questions around rental costs, location of off-campus housing, financial burdens, mental health, faculty awareness and grades. 

While there is no direct benefit to you for participating in this study, the research may help the investigators better understand the ways in which housing insecurity impacts students in San Diego: information that we are planning to share with students, faculty and administrators at our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacey Livingstone at or at 619-417-4350.

Thank you!