Come hear BMCDB students Christ Fortenbach and Weston Powell present at the annual PSTP/VSTP Retreat next Tuesday 4/9/2013!
2013 VSTP/PSTP Annual Retreat
When: April 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), SE Corner of LaRue & Orchard Roads, UC Davis Campus
1:15 P.M. Introduction or Welcome
John Payne, Ph.D., Director, PSTP Program
1:20 P.M. Kimberly A. Dodd, VSTP Student
Protection from RVFV neurologic disease is dependent on a functional CD4+ T cell response
1:55 P.M. Weston Powell, PSTP Student
Long, non-coding RNAs at the heart of Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome
2:30 P.M. Break & Poster Session
3:30 P.M. Nanelle Barash, VSTP Student
Increased spatiotemporal resolution of Giardia intestinalis colonization dynamics using bioluminescent in vivo imaging
4:05 P.M. Chris Fortenbach, PSTP Student
The effect of RGS9 overexpression on flicker responses of mouse bipolar cells
Department of Statistics University of California, Davis
The fourth annual UC Davis Statistical Science Symposium onThe Analysis of Complex and Massive Data will take place at the University of California, Davis on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:00am – 5:00pm, UC Davis Campus, Mathematical Sciences Building, Colloquium Room 1147
This one-day event aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum to discuss recent developments in the rapidly evolving areas relating to “Big Data” and “Data Science”.
Invited speakers include:
- Owen Carmichael (Neuroscience and Computer Science, UC Davis)
- Xiaodan Fan (Statistics, Chinese University Hong Kong)
- Christopher Genovese (Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University)
- Ken Joy (Computer Science, UC Davis)
- Anna Michalak (Global Ecology, Stanford University)
- Fernando Perez (Neuroscience, UC Berkeley)
- Rachel Schutt (Johnson Research Labs and adjunct at Statistics, Columbia University)
- Xiaotong Shen (Statistics, University of Minnesota)
- Tony Tyson (Physics, UC Davis)
More details (title, abstract, schedule) will be made available at http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/symposium2013/.
Reception after the symposium
A reception following the symposium is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm at the John Natsoulas
Gallery at 521 1st St. in downtown Davis. Registration
The registration for the event is free. Nevertheless, we ask all the participants to register at http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/symposium2013. We hope to welcome many of you to this event.
BMCDB SSS: Nadia Ono ” Elucidation & Manipulation of Phenolic & Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants”
11am in 1022LSA
the first Student Seminar of the year
Elucidation & Manipulation of Phenolic & Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants
2013-14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program(NSF GRFP)
UCD NSF GRFP INFORMATION MEETINGS
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 3:30 – 5 pm (no RSVP required):
ROOM 1005 Auditorium, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Bldg
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rob Berman, Professor, Neurological Surgery, MIND Institute
Guest Speakers include Professor Barbara Horwitz, Neurology, Physiology & Behavior and
Professor Enoch Baldwin, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Current NSF GRFP Awardees: Christopher Cunningham, Neuroscience | Katherine Isaacs, Computer Science, Aimee Bryan, Chemistry | Lisa Anderson, Chemistry
Wednesday, OCTOBER 10, 2012 | 12:10- 1:30PM:
Multi-purpose Room, Student Community Center
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Schwartz, Environmental Science & Policy, Population Biology
Professor Louie Yang, Entomology
Current NSF GRFP Recipients: Aimee Bryan, Chemistry | TBA
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 2012 (varies by discipline)
Fields of Study(research-based): Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Materials Research, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education & Learning, Geosciences, Life Sciences.
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 2012-13 competition. UC Davis is now 13th in the nation, with 107 NSF GRFP recipients! 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
Email: email@example.com ~ Ph. No. (530)752-0653 ~ FAX No.: (530)752-6222
Funding and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website: http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html
Today at 12 PM an unprecedentedly large crowd of students gathered on the UCD Quad to hear other students speak about the events that occurred last Friday. The speeches were given mostly by students who had been front and center for getting sprayed on the 18th. They focused on their personal accounts of what had happened. From what I was able to gather it sounds as if all of the tents and personal effects had been removed by the time the police started to encircle the students on the ground. All of the students who spoke said they had no previous warning that they were about to be sprayed at point-blank range with weapons grade pepper spray. Only the cries from the onlookers gave them any warning to duck their heads and try desperately to cover their faces. Several students reported that their extreme discomfort, pain, and suffering went well beyond the 20-40 minutes that pepper spray is supposed to last. One of the women who had been sprayed in the face and rendered blind for 30 minutes was lucky enough to receive medical attention and brought to the hospital, another student who had been arrested was detained without prompt medical care and said that he was still feeling the effects up to 12 hours later.
Due to my busy schedule I was unable to continue listening to the speeches, but from what I heard it seems as if the police officers at the scene are ultimately at fault for what occurred. I am still undecided on what this University should do about its much maligned Chancellor, she has been an incredibly effective leader up to this point. If she continues to skirt the issue without explicitly apologizing I do not believe she will be allowed to stay on as Chancellor.
Almost everyone there was taking pictures or video, so I am sure there will be hundreds of accounts posted. More updates to come as these videos and pictures are posted.
Here is a better summary of today’s rally at the MU Quad. Thanks to SFGate Blog
Here is a picture of the Quad at noonish, thanks to John Riggs. Hard to get a real sense of how many people were there, but it is easily the biggest assembly of students I have ever seen on this campus.