Fast Graphical Computer: Following the motion of molecules to protect failing hearts

Jamie Schiffer explains in this video how using fast graphical computing to follow the motion of molecules, atom-by-atom, could help find a drug to protect failing hearts.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Bake Sale (May 28)

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please support us by buying baked goods outside the Natural Sciences Building from 9 am to 12 pm this Thursday May 28th.

Introduction to L.E.K. Consulting and Case Competition

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management and strategy consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs over 1000 professionals in 21 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Areas of expertise include Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Retail & Consumer Goods, Private Equity, Aviation & Airports (Travel & Leisure), MedTech, Healthcare Services and Building & Construction. With a reputation for solving the most complex issues, L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to


We invite you to join us for our annual Case Competition with UCSD. We will be holding our competition kick-off on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Roth Auditorium at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative medicine, followed by drinks at Bella Vista Cafe. There will be a short presentation that will enable you to learn more about L.E.K. and opportunities for PhDs at our firm, followed by the case proposal. We will be judging case presentations onFriday, June 26, 2015 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the Horizon Room at the Career Center. Staff members from L.E.K. Consulting will judge each team’s case presentation and the top two teams will be given prizes. There will be networking opportunities for students at both events. Please RSVP if you’re interested!


Details for Info Session

Date/Time: Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm-7:00pm (drinks from 7:00pm-9:00pm)

Location: Roth Auditorium at Sanford Consortium



Details for Case Competition

Date/Time: Friday, June 26, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Horizon Room at the Career Center


The Lancer Group

APDCC will be hosting an Info Session for The Lancer Group at UCSD on Monday, June 1, 6-7:30pm. They will introduce their company and review Business Analyst positions open for MASTER’S STUDENT candidates.

The Lancer Group is a leading global retained executive search firm that partners with premier global private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies in technology, consumer goods, and healthcare to recruit senior-level, corporate executives (i.e. Vice President, CEO and Board of Director level executives. Think of us like finding the best lead actors to play in a movie. Our goal is to play an integral role in building leading companies by locating valuable executive talent, directors, strategic advisors, and even introducing acquisition opportunities. We work with leading investors in venture capital and private equity, including Kleiner Perkins (the investors behind companies like, Google and others), Texas Pacific Group, JMI Equity, Catterton Partners (investors of Core Power Yoga and PIRCH), Silver Lake, and others. We will be having an information session for MASTER’S STUDENT candidates interested in Business Analyst positions at The Lancer Group on Monday, June 1st, from 6-7:30pm in the Earl Warren College Room on the 3rd floor of the UCSD Price Center.


When: Monday, June 1, 6-7:30pm

Where: Earl Warren College Room, UCSD Price Center Level 3

Please RSVP:


Lancer Group Analyst Position: Lancer Group Analyst Position Spec 5-2015

Lancer Group Info Session: Lancer Group Info Session

Calling all Undergraduates with 199 Experience!

199 Opening

SoCal Undergraduate Research Symposium at UCI — Aug 5

UCI SoCal Undergrad symposium

UCSD’s undergraduate researchers are all invited to a symposium focused on undergraduate research here in the Chemistry Department at UC Irvine, to be held Wednesday August 5! A day of exciting chemistry, with a session of posters from the undergraduate attendees, high-impact seminars from UC Irvine faculty members, a networking lunch, a Q&A panel with current UCI graduate studuents, and a tour of UCI Chemistry facilities and labs is planned. More information and registration information can be found at the following site:

Please note that registration is on a first-registered basis, and there is limited space available. We very much want to see you at this event. So, I encourage you to register soon. Also, please note that for space reasons we would prefer limiting each research group to one poster, although attendance is not limited to one student per group.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Jarvo,, or Jaime Albano, Director of Graduate Affairs in Chemistry.

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-09-08 to 2015-10-16

Application Link:

Who should appl?: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.