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BMCDB Students Chris Fortenbach and Weston Powell present at PSTP Retreat 4/9/2013

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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

UC Davis Statistical Science Symposium onThe Analysis of Complex and Massive Data

March 11, 2013 1 comment

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:

More details (title, abstract, schedule) will be made available at

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 We hope to welcome many of you to this event.

BMCDB SSS: Gordon Walker “Establishment of Prions in Wine Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a Cause of Sluggish and Arrested Fermentations”

October 29, 2012 Leave a comment


31 October 2012

1022 LSA @ 11:00

Student Seminar Series presents:

Gordon Walker

“Establishment of Prions in Wine Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a

 Cause of Sluggish and Arrested Fermentations”

Free Pizza

Come down for science and lunch

Costumes are encouraged!!

May the yeast be with you:

BMCDB SSS: Nadia Ono ” Elucidation & Manipulation of Phenolic & Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants”

October 3, 2012 Leave a comment


3 October


11am in 1022LSA

the first Student Seminar of the year


Nadia Ono

Elucidation & Manipulation of Phenolic & Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants

Free Pizza

UC Davis NSF GRFP Informational Meeting Announcements

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment


2013-14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program(NSF GRFP)



     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.



 Program Description 

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:


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


Deborah McCook, External Fellowship Advisor,  Office of Graduate Studies, 250 Mrak Hall, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Email:  ~  Ph. No. (530)752-0653  ~ FAX No.: (530)752-6222

Funding and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website:


Free Metabolomics Workshop in SF October 5th

September 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Free Regional workshop:

Practical Applications of Metabolomics

Friday, October 5, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, CA

Workshop Banner

Practical Applications of Metabolomics

Metabolomics, the global profiling of biochemicals and metabolites, has broad applications in understanding complex biological systems. As metabolomics platforms have become more robust, applications of the technology have moved from basic research in university labs to solving practical problems in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer products industries.

The half-day workshop provides an overview of the current state of metabolomics and how the technology has been applied to solve a variety of problems including:

  • Understanding disease mechanism and identifying biomarkers

  • Elucidating mechanism-of-action of a drug/ingredient

  • Unraveling off-target effects of a drug/ingredient

  • Profiling biochemical changes for bioprocess/fermentation optimization

  • Establish/support claims


  • John Ryals, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer,
    Metabolon, Inc.
  • Kristin Eckel-Mahan, Ph.D.
    University of California at Irvine
  • Steve Watkins, Ph.D.
  • Bradford Hill, Ph.D.
    University of Louisville
  • Peter Jackson, Ph.D.
  • Esmerina Tili, Ph.D.
    Ohio State University
  • Kirk Beebe, Ph.D.
    Metabolon, Inc.

San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 692-9100

Seating is limited – Please RSVP as soon as possible.

I will be driving down to attend this, if you are interested in coming along let me know.

Wish we had a graduate student community center here at UCD? Here’s your chance to be heard!

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Winter Dialogue with Dean Gibeling

“Envisioning a Graduate Student Community Center”

Wednesday February 1st


Lunch will be provided


Student Community Center (across from Silo) – Meeting Room D

Moderators note: Unfortunately I will be unable to attend this day because of a wine sensory work shop, however we desperately need members of the BMCDB graduate group to go and talk to Dean Gibeling about creating a common space exclusive to graduate and professional students here at UCD. It is absurd that we have 5000+ graduate students and hardly any specific services for us on campus. It is time for us to stand up and demand facilities that will serve our graduate community for the future. You can make a real change and get a chance to discuss things with the actual dean of graduate studies – plus you get free lunch! Let me know if you are interesting in going, I can update you on the plans I have already drawn up for the community center. Thanks!