Biochemistry Seminar

Biochemistry Seminar

Professor Tariq Rana

UC San Diego Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

Thu, October 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM
NSB Auditorium

“Illuminating the Dark Matter of the Genome: A New Frontier in Chemistry and Biology”

Hosted by:

Professor Simpson Joseph


Inorganic Seminar

Professor Daniela Buccella

New York University

Fri, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Pacific Hall 4500

“Illuminating Metals: Fluorescent Tools for the Study of Cellular Magnesium Homeostasis”

Hosted by:

Professor Akif Tezcan


Department Colloquia

Professor Kim Prather

University of California, San Diego

Wed, November 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM
NSB Auditorium

“Exploring the Chemical Connection between Clouds, Weather, and Climate”

Hosted by:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Biochemistry Seminar

Professor Ileana M. Cristea

Princeton University

Thu, November 03, 2016 at 12:00 PM
NSB Auditorium

“Virology Meets Proteomics: Delineating Cellular Host Defense Mechanisms Against Viral Infection.”

Hosted by:

Professor Elizabeth Komives


Department Colloquia

Professor Seth Cohen

University of California, San Diego

Fri, November 04, 2016 at 11:00 AM
NSB Auditorium

“Polymer-MOF Hybrids: Where the Rubber meets the Road”

Hosted by:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


For complete listing of seminars & thesis defenses, visit
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0332
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Seminar Office: 858-534-3577

Reminder: Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars Opportunity (Deadline: Sunday, October 30th)

We are excited to announce that our department will once again be participating in the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar (SGTS) program. The department will select one advanced graduate student to teach a 2017 Summer Session course.  This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who is considering an academic career and wishes to have a mentored teaching experience.  Additional details about the SGTS program can be found here:

Please note that eligibility criteria for Teaching Scholars include: (1) Advancement to candidacy by January 4, 2017; (2) Full-time graduate student status; nominees may not be scheduled to receive their Ph.D. prior to the Summer Session teaching appointment; and (3) Successful completion of the CET course “Teaching + Learning at the College Level”.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please email Jeanine Sun ( by Sunday, October 30th  with the following materials: (1) CV, (2) statement of interest (limited to 1-2 pages), (3) brief summary of your qualifications, and (4) letter of support from your faculty advisor. Only those graduate students who meet the eligibility criteria and have obtained the consent of their research advisor will be considered.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry

9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303

La Jolla CA, 92093-0303 | (858)822-6014 |


Reminder: Teddy Traylor Award – Call For Applications


AWARD:  $3,000 for each awardee (up to 3 students will be awarded)

ELIGIBILITY: To apply, you must be registered as a graduate student in good standing in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD. Preference will be given to current 3rd and 4th year Ph.D. students. (To be eligible, you must have successfully passed your Departmental Exam.)

PURPOSE: This merit-based award recognizes past work and facilitates future work at the time when graduate students are immersed in research for their dissertation.

FACTORS CONSIDERED: Originality, creativity, and diligence in research during the first three years of graduate study are the principle criteria for awards, but exceptional classwork, teaching, and service will also be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: You must apply on your own behalf, but you must also have a letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor. Additional letters of recommendation are optional. All materials must reach Jeanine Sun ( by the deadline above.

APPLICATION: You must submit the following to Jeanine Sun (; a cover letter, some finished research work, CV, and a letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor, and some completed products of your research. Reprints of published papers, as well as preprints of papers accepted or submitted and under review, are acceptable. Abstracts for talks or posters at past national and international conferences will also be considered. Papers in progress and upcoming presentations will not be considered.

Good luck!

NSF Teaching Fellowship at Claremont Graduate University

Now accepting application!

My name is Eddie Partida and the project coordinator for the Claremont Colleges STEM Initiative (CCSI); an NSF funded project at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). I am reaching out to get the word out about a wonderful fellowship opportunity we have for individuals that have or will be graduating with a degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Our project provides 100% tuition and training to become a certified math or science teacher in an area public school. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cohort and I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this to your students or anyone else who might be interested in such and opportunity.

Warm regards,
Eddie Partida
Claremont Colleges STEM Initiative
NSF Award: 1439737

Visit us on Twitter @PrepareInspire for more information!

Professional Development Events for Grads: Fall 2016


Grant Opportunity Announcement: The Dannon Fellowship Grant

The Dannon Company is pleased to announce its 5th Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant opportunity with you and your students in the sciences. Established in 2012, the Dannon Fellowship Grant has been expanded to include the gut microbiome in recognition of its remarkable potential on the human body. As part of their continued commitment to support scientists and advance research of the gut microbiome, Dannon is offering two grants of $25,000 each to undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral scholars to enhance their academic path.

For students who are studying topics including the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics, this is an exciting opportunity to not only receive educational support, but to connect with a leader in the field.  Besides the $25,000 award, Dannon Fellows are connected to each other through this scholarship, encouraging collaboration, communication, and future opportunity in the field.

In the past, the grant has assisted research on the use of foods as a delivery vector for beneficial bacteria, technology for studying the adaptation of fermentative microbes to milk, the effects of protein fermentation on the human microbiota and digestive health, and the relationship between probiotics, the gut microbiome and brain function.

Grant applications are now being accepted, and must be submitted by February 15, 2017 to qualify. For additional information, qualification requirements, and to download the application, please click here:

We look forward to reviewing applications and supporting the next generation of cutting-edge research!


DOE CSGF Application is Now Open!

Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). This program provides up to four years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

As a faculty member or industry professional working closely with graduate and doctoral students, your assistance in identifying qualified candidates for our next class of fellows is vital to the continued success of this program. Below are two online resources that shed light on the DOE CSGF opportunity, benefits and application process. Please share this email and information with qualified applicants (senior undergraduate students and first-year graduate students) and personally encourage them to apply.

  • How to Apply: application insight and access, frequently asked questions, downloadable recruitment poster
  • DEIXIS Magazine: a look at the people and research impacted by the program (also available in print)

Applications are due on or by January 18, 2017. For more information and to access the online application, please visit . As always, I welcome you to contact me with any questions and I thank you for your support.