“Discovery and Development of Antibodies Targeting Angiogenesis”

“Discovery and Development of Antibodies Targeting Angiogenesis” – Dr. Napoleone Ferrara http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/go/medchem

Yitzhak Tor named Lattimer Professor

Yitzhak Tor named Lattimer Professor http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/

Shape-shifting Nanoparticles Flip from Sphere to Net

Shape-shifting Nanoparticles Flip from Sphere to Net in Response to Tumor Signal http://ow.ly/mpvyS

UCSD alum Jessica Meir, has been selected to be NASA astronaut!

UCSD alum Jessica Meir, has been selected to be a NASA astronaut. Congratulations! http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/2013_meir.html

Kamen Prize won by Andro Rios!

Kamen Prize won by Andro Rios! Dr. Rios won for his dissertation “On the origin of the canonical nucleobases: selection pressures and hydrolytic stabilities of N-glycosyl bonds.” Congratulations! http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/

National Research Council of the National Academies Fellowships

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above).

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.

There are four annual review cycles.

Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Extension Scholarship for Microbial Fermentation Workshop

UC San Diego Extension will be awarding five (5) scholarships to current UC San Diego graduate students that can be applied towards the “Microbial Fermentation Workshop”.  The workshop will be held August 21-23, 2013.

Developed in partnership with UC San Diego’s Center for Continuing Education in Biosciences (CCE|BIO), the 3-day Microbial Fermentation Workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor operations for microbial fermentations and equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to optimize your processes. You will also explore bioprocess simulation, economics and modern techniques used in applying process analytical technology in manufacturing.  The course will be taught by four top faculty members from UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and Mira Costa College.

Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit extension.ucsd.edu/lifesciences.

The scholarships will be in the amount of $1,147.50, which will cover half the workshop tuition.  In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, the student must:  1) be a current, full-time UC San Diego graduate student and 2) be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA above a 3.0).

Please fill out the application (see attached) in its entirety.  All applications must be received by Friday, July 5, 2013.

Please complete the attached application and email or fax to:

Microbial Fermentation Workshop Coordinator


858-534-9359 (fax)

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, July 5, 2013

Recipients Notified By: Friday, July 12, 2013

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Felicia Murray at (858) 534-9353 or email unexbio@ucsd.edu.

Thank you.

Microbial Fermentation UCSD Scholarship Application

Fermentation Flyer_UCSD

Chemistry Internship

Clincal Metabolomics is a BioSciences startup located in the Janssen Labs Incubator in La Jolla.   They are currently looking for bright, motivated Chemistry students for Lab Internship positions in the company.  A description of the internship is below.


Chemistry Internship


Clinical Metabolomics, an innovative BioSciences startup in La Jolla, has immediate openings for highly motivated student interns to be part of a team responsible for analytical chemistry studies.  Internships have potential for extension into part-time or full-time employment.



– Assist scientists in cutting-edge metabolomics research with human biological sample analysis using gas-chromatography and mass-spectrometry techniques.

– Familiarity with or willingness to learn analytical instruments, such as GC, HPLC, GC/MS, LC/MS, pH meter and UV/Vis spectrometer.

– Commit to 15-25 hours/week.


Qualifications –

Students working towards BS or MS in Chemistry, with coursework or knowledge of: analytical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, instrument analysis, sample preparation, separation, purification, and basic chemical reactions.


Please respond to careers@clinmet.com with resume and cover letter if you can commit to high impact/demanding research projects in addition to your school curriculum.

“Creating Oligonucleotide Drugs: Targeting SNPs with Oligonucleotides for Gene Suppression”

“Creating Oligonucleotide Drugs: Targeting SNPs with Oligonucleotides for Gene Suppression” – Dr. Punit Seth – http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/resources/medchem/index.html

UC-HBCU Initiative: faculty grants program to improve African Americans’ participation in UC graduate programs

UC-HBCU Initiative is a faculty grants program that seeks to improve the participation of African Americans/Blacks in UC graduate programs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvfoLEyM2bE