Greetings students and faculty (and please forward to postdocs),
We welcome you to join us at the upcoming Career Options Seminar! (Breakfast/Brunch will be served)
The Career Options Seminar series offers insight into a variety of career options for advanced degree holders. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how your advanced degree can be used in different industries, network with invited speakers and jump-start your future career plans.
Michael Weickert - Entrepreneur (President and CEO of S.E.A Medical Systems)
TUESDAY, April 9th @ 11am Life Sciences 1022
Be sure to tell your fellow grad students, techs, postdocs, and PI…We look forward to seeing you at the seminars!
If you are interested in having lunch with the speaker or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us (email@example.com)
Hanine Rafidi, Michelle Tu, & Daniël Melters
The Seminars page has been updated so check out what talks are happening this week! If there are seminar schedules missing that you would like listed on the site please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks!
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
Research Seminar Series
M.I.N.D. Institute Auditorium (2825 50th Street, Sacramento)
Friday, April 5, 2013
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Speakers: LaSalle Research Program (Janine LaSalle, PhD, and Weston Powell, PhD)
Title: Epigenetics of ASD, and Long, non-coding RNAs at the heart of Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes
Janine LaSalle, PhD, is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis, with memberships in the Genome Center, Rowe Program in Human Genetics, and the MIND Institute. Dr. LaSalle serves on the editorial board of the journal Human Molecular Genetics and Molecular Autism, scientific advisory boards of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and Dup15q Alliance Foundation. The research focus in Dr. LaSalle’s laboratory is on epigenetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, Rett syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and 15q duplication syndrome.
Weston T. Powell received his PhD from UC Davis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2013 while being mentored by Dr. Janine LaSalle and is a member of the Physician-Scientist Training Program. As part of the LaSalle lab he has investigated the role of long, non-coding RNAs in the pathogenesis of Prader-Willi syndrome and in directing epigenetic transcriptional regulation at the locus and genome-wide.
Special Seminar Graham C. Walker (MIT): Translesion DNA Polymerases: From Cancer Chemotherapy To Bactericidal Antibiotics
Translesion DNA Polymerases: From Cancer Chemotherapy To Bactericidal Antibiotics
On Monday March 25 at 12:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2013
Time: 4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 179, Chemistry
Title: Realizing the promise of engineered metabolism for fuel and chemical production
Speaker: Prof. Ramon Gonzalez (Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering, Rice University; Program Manager, DOE ARPA-E
Abstract: Biological systems are capable of performing many useful functions with potential applications in energy and chemical production, environmental remediation, pharmaceutical production, and agricultural systems. However, their full potential remains unrealized due to critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how these systems function and in our ability to engineer and control them. Our research seeks to fill in these gaps by designing and implementing novel (metabolic) engineering strategies to optimize the performance of biological systems. In this talk, I will highlight our recent progress in these areas with special emphasis on the use of systems and synthetic biology approaches to engineer novel platforms for the efficient production of advanced
fuels and chemicals.
Host: Prof. Shota Atsumi, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Davis
UC Davis Energy Institute Seminar, Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Energy Institute Main Offices, UC Davis West Village, 1605 Tilia St., Ste. 100, Davis CA 95616
Title: Gasification of Biomass in Fluidized Beds – Thermodynamic Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Single and Multi-bed Reactors
Speaker: Malay Karmakar, Ph. D., Senior Scientist, Thermal Engineering Department
CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI)
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi, India.
There is an awesome opportunity to see a talk by Garth Lenz TODAY, Tuesday, Jan 15th at 5:10pm.
Garth Lenz <http://www.garthlenz.com> is a photojournalist who has recently documented the changes taking place in the Alberta Tar Sands of the boreal forests of Canada. He has given a TED talk <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84zIj_EdQdM> on these issues and his work, and will be visiting UC Davis to share a slideshow of his photos and talk to us about this important environmental issue. It is a pertinent topic, as the country moves toward a final decision about the XL pipeline which would drive the expansion of the mining operations in the Tar Sands. And hearing this story from a world-renown photojournalist like Garth is truly a unique opportunity.
His talk is being sponsored by the Society for Conservation Biology, Davis and the Geology Students. It is titled “The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation”
Join us on TODAY, Jan 15th at 5pm in 2 Wellman Hall to see his presentation. Free admission to students and the public.
Please bring your own coffee cup if you can!
NEW TIME 1pm
9 January 2013
Student Seminar Series presents
Chromatin Remodeler RSF in Telomere Maintenance
Come down for science and lunch
“Witnessing the Birth of Biomass: Analysis of New Cell Wall Formation During Plant Cytokinesis”
Speaker: Dr. Charles Anderson
Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, December 20, 2012
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Host: Georgia Drakakaki
Contact Georgia Drakakaki (email@example.com) if you would like to meet with the speaker