NSF Eager

Dear Grads,

Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding the call for participants of a NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) project. It is a great (funded!) opportunity for a graduate student to improve teaching and leadership skills while working alongside faculty to enrich STEM content and instruction at local community colleges that are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

To apply, please submit your CV, statement of interest, and letter of support from your PI to Professors Stacey Brydges (sbrydges@ucsd.edu) and Stanley Lo (smlo@ucsd.edu) by July 27, 2018.

Note: This project requires commitments of time and effort, including (but not limited to) full participation in a three-day Course Design Studio at UC San Diego from August 13-15, 2018. In submitting your application, please confirm your availability and willingness to participate in this important project element.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun Kolinko
Graduate Program Manager
UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry
9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303
La Jolla CA, 92093-0303
jkolinko@ucsd.edu | (858)822-6014 | http://chemistry.ucsd.edu

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Neal Devaraj Named Blavatnik National Laureate in Chemistry

Neal Devaraj Named Blavatnik National Laureate in Chemistry and will receive $250,000 for transformative work that could reveal secrets of life’s origins and lead to improved disease detection and treatment http://ow.ly/Gbnt30kI9i3 UC San Diego Physical Sciences UC San Diego #TritonGrad UC http://ow.ly/i/GwJ5O


Job Opportunity- Scientific Coordinator- Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging in Cologne, Germany

The Department for Molecular Genetics of Ageing headed by director Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi is looking for a full time

 Scientific Coordinator 

The Antebi Department for “Molecular Genetics of Ageing” investigates how diet, reproduction, and hormones impact animal life span, mostly using the worm Caenorhabditis elegans and killifish Notobranchius furzeri as model organisms, but also using cell culture and mouse. The overarching goals are to reveal evolutionarily conserved, convergent mechanisms of longevity, and to understand how hormones and small molecule metabolites affect metabolism, signal transduction and ageing. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining, genetics, systems biology, cell and molecular biology, imaging, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in order to understand the biology of ageing and age-related disease.

We seek a highly motivated,  talented person with a strong scientific background to work closely with the department head and join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. The applicant should have an interest in research, administration, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The working language is bilingual German / English and a fluent knowledge of both the German and English language (oral and written) is required.

Your tasks include

  • assist in mentoring scientific projects
  • general scientific administrative duties
  • correspondence and documentation in German and English
  • support with research reports
  • support of applications for research grants, animal experimentation,
  • administration of the approved grants, protocols etc.

          Your qualifications should include

  • successfully completed studies in the life sciences with a Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral experience
  • knowledge of mouse work and cell culture
  • experience in supervising and mentoring of students
  • high measure of responsibility, organizational talent, motivation and team spirit
  • very good knowledge of both German and English
  • experience in science administration is a plus but not mandatory

Research Environment

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (MPI-AGE), Cologne, was founded in 2008 with the aim to understand fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing in various model systems. The institute is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment with state of the art facilities for research. Currently we host >270 employees from >30 different nations.

The employment contract will be based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) and will initially be time limited to two years. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We also seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and particularly encourage them to apply.

Are you interested?

Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in the position, your CV and bibliography as well as, contact information for 3 references, in electronic form as one single pdf-file via our online application platform until January 18th 2018:  https://www.age.mpg.de/career-education/open-positions/

For further information about the Institute and the Antebi department please see www.age.mpg.de .

Congratulations, UC San Diego Class of 2018!

Congratulations, UC San Diego Class of 2018! Thank you Lindsey Handley (Class of ’15) for the inspiring speech at the Graduate Division Commencement! @ucsdphysicalsciences



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MedHacks 2018

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At MedHacks, we select the top innovative technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together. Hackers across all disciplines, undergraduate and graduate, unite to meet with experts in every part of the medical field here at Johns Hopkins to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe.

For a full 36 hours, these individuals work towards this common goal, developing projects ranging from Parkinson’s telemonitoring, mental health apps, and patient safety/care. Last year we had over 700 participants with sponsors like CVS Health, BlueCross BlueShield, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine supporting the event. For our fourth hackathon, MedHacks 2018 (Sept 7-9), we are looking to expand the event even further to give more people the space to disrupt healthcare and create the necessary solutions for today’s problems.

Want to be part of this ground-breaking event and help advance medical innovation? Sign up for MedHacks 2018 today – learn more at www.medhacks.org. Apply before July 20th for opportunity for travel reimbursement!

Join the UCSD interest group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/medhacks.ucsd/. If you have any questions about the event or are interested in becoming a MedHacks campus ambassador, please feel free to reach out to info@medhacks.org.

Forensic Science Graduate Program

Interested in learning about the Forensic Science Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis?

Prospective applicants are invited to participate in the Forensic Science Admissions & Information Session.  The webinar will feature an overview of the admission requirements and process, prerequisite coursework, Criminalistics/DNA track curriculum, graduate funding opportunities and Q&A session.

We invited you to REGISTER:

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Thursday, November 15, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 4, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment to speak with Philip K. Meisch, Graduate Program Coordinator, please connect with us at forensic@ucde.ucdavis.edu.



Philip K. Meisch, MPA | Graduate Program Coordinator

Forensic Science Graduate Program

University of California, Davis

Forensic Science Center

1909 Galileo Court, Suite B, Davis, CA 95618

530.747.3912 (direct)

530.747.3910 (fax)


UC San Diego Ranked 3rd Among U.S. Public Universities in High-Quality Research

UC San Diego Ranked 3rd Among U.S. Public Universities in High-Quality Research http://ow.ly/RwLG30kuUOs

NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar

Please join us for the NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar on Thursday, June 21st from 12:30-1:30pm in the Munk Room, IGPP Building (UC San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography).

Dr. Tracy John Mincer from Florida Atlantic University will present his talk:

“The Potential Integration of Plastic Marine Debris into Biogeochemical Cycles”

Brief Bio: Dr. Tracy John Mincer obtained his PhD in 2005 from UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has since held a postdoctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a scientific staff position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and more presently holds a faculty position at Florida Atlantic University Wilkes Honors College at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Mincer is an expert in oceanic microbiology and chemistry and often volunteers his time as an advocate for a cleaner environment, especially with regards to water quality and plastics found in the ocean.

Pizza will be served starting at 12:00pm. We hope to see you there!

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Student Research Seminar

Hi, grads!

Celebrate the end of the quarter (no more teaching! No more finals!) by supporting your fellow grads in this quarter’s Student Research Seminar! On Tuesday, June 19th at 11AM in NSB Auditorium, we will hear five short talks representing all five tracks by five department grad students. See the attached flyer to find out who our star speakers are this quarter!

There will be coffee and many pastries. We encourage you to join us for this one-hour seminar, and bring your coworkers/PI to give our speakers a broad audience to present to.

See you there!


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50th Anniversary

UC San Diego welcomed its first pioneering class of 181 undergraduates in the fall of 1964. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the class of 1968, the first freshmen to graduate from the university. http://ow.ly/Bfvc30kuUHh