Takeda Summer Internship Information Session

Date: 06/01/2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: UC San Diego Career Center, Horizon Room

Majors seeking: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, & Chemistry and Biochemistry


Takeda California is looking for Summer Interns in the Structure Biology & Biophysics Departments. Come learn about our summer internship opportunities and meet Takeda California Scientists. We are actively recruiting at this event!

Takeda California, Inc. (TCAL) is Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s innovative R&D center in San Diego. TCAL generates highly disease specific and patient tailored transformative new medicines aligned with Takeda’s global market strategies in Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS)and Immunology. TCAL’s team of experienced scientists and clinicians deliver on the needs of patients by blending its internal capabilities, global Takeda resources, and expertise and technology from best-in-class external partners. TCAL has an agile, entrepreneurial biotech culture that emphasizes collaboration, both internally and externally, with strong engagement with the premiere biotechnology communities in San Diego and the Bay Area. TCAL strives to nurture employee development by providing a wide range of learning opportunities. Staff members are also highly engaged in community service, frequently organizing events in support of area schools, charitable foundations, and the environment. Register on Port Triton (Login Required).




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“Silent Sky” at the Lamb’s Players Theater in Coronado

Hi All,

Tickets are on sale now!!


normal price is $38, discount is $20

The password is Triton

GSA is pleased to present discount tickets for “Silent Sky” at the Lamb’s Players Theater in Coronado.

Note: these tickets are for graduate students of UCSD and their guests only.

A Funny, Fascinating & Wondrous San Diego Premiere!


May 23


by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Robert Smyth
featuring Cynthia Gerber, Caitie Grady, Brian Mackey, Deborah Gilmour Smyth & Rachael Van Wormer

Lamb’s Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave, Coronado

A gorgeous new play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the women of the Harvard Observatory who’s discoveries in astronomy were to open our understanding of the Universe. It’s a Fascinating, Forgotten Story of Love & Celestial Adventure!

“A luminously beautiful epic told on an intimate scale. Heavenly!”

– Journal-Constitution

“Smart, infectious humor. Sheer magic!”

– The San Francisco Chronicle

“Mind-expanding. Heart-expanding!”

– TheatreDogs

“A lively, funny, accessible play that’s alive with interesting ideas!”

– Arts Atlanta

“Please do not think that “Silent Sky” is all starchily scientific; quite the reverse. Its characters are intensely human and likable. Ms. Gunderson writes dialogue that is fluid, witty, and often moving. As a playwright she is a master craftsman!”

– InTown

Running Time: Under 2 hours, including an Intermission
Age Recomendation: 7 and up

Please note that this is a ticket reservation. You will need to pick up your paper ticket at the will call at Lamb’s Players Theater, under your name you paid for the tickets with. If you have questions on ticket pick up please contact the GSA cultural coordinator Lynn Waterhouse (cultural@gsa.ucsd.edu). No refunds will be made. Transportation is not included. You must arrange your own transportation.

Educational Bus Tour of Breweries in North Park! May 27th

GSA Annoucnes the Spring 2017 Educational Bus Tour of Breweries in North

Park! May 27th

We will be visiting 3 breweries in the North Park area, breweries TBD (most

likely chuck alek biergarten, modern times, and belching beaver) plus

coronado brewing on the way home.


Tickets on sale now!


Password is Triton




Tickets are $18 plus eventbrite fees

You may buy an additional ticket for a guest that is 21 or older. Each

guest must be accompanied by a current UCSD grad or professional student.

You are responsible for your guest! All parties must complete a liability

waiver to participate. You can complete the liability waiver at the bus

before boarding. This is an educational brewery tour. Schedule and

breweries subject to change. Tastings not included **this means you have to

purchase your own alcohol**.


Please be at the bus on time (11:15AM, near bus stop in Mesa Housing by One

Miramar and Mesa Housing Office).


The bus will not wait for late arrivals! It leaves promptly at 11:30, no

refunds will be given for late comers.


Note: we will provide a light lunch for attendees (either Subway or Don

Carlos- Please email Lynn at cultural@gsa.ucsd.edu when you purchase your

tickets if you have any dietary restrictions like gluten free, vegan, or

lactose intolerance or other allergies so we can do our best to accomodate



*IMPORTANT NOTES (SAFETY FIRST): You must be 21 years of age to participate

in this event. The GSA and its organizers do not support the over

consumption of alcohol beverages and recommends that students spit the

beers after tasting. The GSAUCSD also advises that all students bring water

and food. We will have the opportunity to eat lunch at the first location,

and we STRONGLY recommend that everyone eats before tasting. This is a

cultural event and is intended for students to learn about different beers

and how they are developed. By signing up for this trip you relinquish all

legal actions against the UCSD, GSAUCSD, and the event organizers and you

understand that the GSAUCSD and the event organizers are just setting up

transportation and reservations. Liability waivers will also have to be

signed before boarding the bus.*

Career Night Speaker: Dr. Sandra Engle

Career Night Speaker: Dr. Sandra Engle

Career Services Center, Horizon Room 

May 30, 2017


Join us at the lecture. Get a chance to network and eat some great appetizers, buffet dinner, plus beer and wine.

About the Speaker: Sandra Engle is the Associate Director of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she is responsible for developing human cell based models to enable drug discovery.

Sandra received her Bachelors of Art Degree in biology from Ball State University and her PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Sandra moved to pharmaceutical research in 2001 with a position in the Genetically Engineered Mouse Models Group in Aventis (now Sanofi) where she applied her skills to generating in vivo mouse knock-out models and in vitro mouse stem cell derived models. In 2004, she joined the Genetically Modified Models Research Center of Emphasis with Pfizer where she continued to generate in vivo and in vitro models. Sandra rose to the position of Associate Research Fellow at Pfizer where she lead the Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology, Genomic Editing and Molecular Biology Laboratory which focused on the generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells, in vitro differentiation of stem cells to terminally differentiated cell types including neurons, cardiomyocytes, macrophage, and endothelial cells and the genetic modification of human stem cells. In 2016, Sandra joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an Associate Director.

GrAdvantage Career Nights expose graduate students to individuals who have transitioned to careers outside academia after receiving a graduate degree. The speakers will describe their career paths while offering “pearls of wisdom” to those in the audience that may be considering careers outside of academia.

Links for more info:

Facebook Event Page

GrAdvantage Website

7th Annual Powwow

On behalf of the American Indian Graduate Student Association, I would like to invite you to attend UC San Diego’s 7th Annual Powwow on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, at Marshall Field. The Powwow begins at 10 AM and runs until 6-7 PM.  The powwow is hosted and coordinated by the Native American Student Alliance every year, and this year the new American Indian Graduate Student Association is helping to support the event.


This two-day celebration honors the culture, traditions, and history of Native American people through dance, arts and crafts, and food. It is free and open to the public, with children and families encouraged to attend.


Please join us for this celebration of Native American culture!


For more information, visit: powwow.ucsd.edu <http://powwow.ucsd.edu/>.