JOINT SEMINARS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
College of Biological Sciences
Thursdays, 4:10 p.m., 1022 Life Sciences
“The role of spindle orientation in neural stem cell homeostasis in Drosophila”
Chris Doe, Ph.D.
Faculty Host: Lesliee Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“H3K9 methylation- mediated silencing in mouse embryonic stem cells- the writers, the readers and what they read”
Matthew Lorincz, Ph.D.
Host: Paul Ginno (email@example.com)
“Mechanisms of Molecular Motor Proteins”
Ron Vale, Ph.D.
Host: Brandon Zipp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Mechanisms regulating maintenance of stem cells and the stem cell niche”
Leanne Jones, Ph.D.
Faculty Host: Bruce Draper (email@example.com)
Jonathan Weissman, Ph.D.
Host: Nancy Nilla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Obesity, Lipodystrophy and Type 2 Diabetes”
Gerald Shulman, Ph.D.
Host: Monica Watson (email@example.com)
“Molecular assembly of neuronal synapses”
Ann Marie Craig, Ph.D.
Host: Lyndsey Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Centrins & Sfi1 proteins in basal body biology”
Mark Winey, Ph.D.
Faculty Host: Scott Dawson (email@example.com)
“Wnt signaling, stem cells and tissue maintenance”
Roel Nusse, Ph.D.
Faculty Host: Chengji Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thomas Schwartz, Ph.D.
Faculty Host: Dan Starr (email@example.com)
STORER LIFE SCIENCES ENDOWMENT
MAJOR ISSUES IN MODERN BIOLOGY
Matthew B. Wheeler
Professor of Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Developmental Biology,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Strategies for Regenerating Bone: Stem Cells,
Scaffolds, Growth Factors and Patients.”
Monday, October 10, 2011
1005 Genome Center
Dr. Wheeler is a pioneering researcher in the use of stem cells to overcome the limitations imposed by bone grafting as the gold standard for bone replacement. Bone is a tissue that exhibits plasticity and a large capacity for healing under normal circumstances. However, extensive bone loss due to disease or trauma requires tissue-engineering applications. Dr. Wheeler studies adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) that have similar immunophenotype, morphology, multilineage potential, and transcriptome compared to the more commonly used cell source bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC). His data illustrate that ASC are
much more abundant, more accessible, have lower donor morbidity compared with BMSC, and are able to migrate to the site of injury with immunosuppressive abilities similar to BMSC. This seminar will present results that provide support for the clinical translation of ASC, patient-specific scaffolds and growth factors for bone regeneration. Dr. Wheeler is the recipient of the H.H. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching at the University of Illinois and is a past President of the International Embryo Transfer Society.
2012-13 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
UCD NSF-GRFP INFORMATION MEETING
Friday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 | 3 – 5 pm (15h00-17h00) (no RSVP required):
ROOM 1005 Auditorium, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Bldg (Genome Center)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rob Berman, Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Neurological Surgery
Guest Speakers: Professor Enoch Baldwin, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Professor Barbara Horwitz, Neurology, Physiology & Behavior and Vice Provost – Academic Personnel
Professor Ted Powers, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Current NSF GRFP Recipients
Meeting: Former and current NSF GRFP National reviewers (above) and recent graduate student recipients will present an informative overview of the application, offering invaluable tips and advice to potential applicants. Sample essays will also be available.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines* pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees, including women in engineering and computer and information science.
Amount: $30,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education annually for up to three years.
Eligibility: applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or the equivalent (senior undergraduates, 1st and 2nd year graduate students are generally eligible). In addition, applicants must have US citizenship, permanent resident or US national status at the time of application. Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a US university graduate program at the time of the award.
Deadline: mid November 2011 (varies by discipline)
Fields of Study (research-based): Chemistry, Computer & Information Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education & Learning.
For more information and application see url: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/CommonFastlaneLogin.do
The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to share the results of the 2011-12 competition. UCD graduate students received an unprecedented number of new awards for the upcoming year. The results may be viewed at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/CommonFastlaneLogin.do
Deborah McCook, External Fellowship Advisor, Office of Graduate Studies, 250 Mrak Hall, UC Davis, Davis, Ca 95616
Funding and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website: http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html
Note: Applicant is responsible for compliance with agency requirements in application submissions.