Sandra Quackenbush was selected as this year's recipient of the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence. She will be presented the award at the college's scholarship and awards ceremony on April 16. The purpose of the award is to foster innovative research by recognizing outstanding effort and productivity. Way to go Q!
CSU recently scored a prestigious Beckman Scholars Award!
Selected as one of 14 universities nationwide to receive the award, CSU's undergraduate research is receiving national recognition through a three-year grant from the Beckman Scholars Program. Julie Inamine and John Belisle are the MIP mentors. The $115,800 award will provide sustained, in-depth, faculty-mentored undergraduate laboratory research opportunities for six undergraduates in chemistry, biological sciences and biomedical sciences. More > >
Susan Rogers, AIDL, has been recognized by her colleagues as an AP Star for her ability to manage many large AIDL grants, in particular a contract from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH contract comprises 7 PIs in four departments and three colleges. She has help prepare three large grant proposals to NIH including the regional centers for excellence and regional bio-containment applications, which found her working 10-hour days, seven days a week for more than three months. Thanks for all the hard work Susan!
Todd Painter defended his PhD Thesis entitled, "Interactions of PCBs and Arsenic in Hepatocarcinogenesis" on March 31. He has accepted a position as a Staff Pathologist at EPL, Inc. (Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc.), in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Jerome McKay will be defending his thesis on April 22. His title is, "Reverse transcription, real time polymerase chain reaction analysis of alpha, beta, and beta2 toxin expression and production in Clostridium perfringens isolates from healthy and diseased foals and cattle." Jerome is currently an assistant to the Biosafety Officer, Dr. Robert Ellis, in Environmental Services.
New Colleagues are coming to town...
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has recently hired 2 faculty members whose research will be of interest to MIP Scientists. Chaoping Chen is a molecular virologist currently at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of Lentivirus trafficking during its replication.
The Computer Science Department has hired a bioinformatist, Asa Ben-Hur, whose main area of interest is machine learning applications in bioinformatics; protein-protein interactions, protein sequence motifs, and protein regulatory networks. Dr. Ben-Hur will begin his appointment on August 16, 2005 and is scheduled to teach Machine Learning & Bioinformatics in Fall 2005, and Introduction to Bioinformatics in Spring 2006.
MIP Publications Late May/Early April 2005
Tues, April 19, 10:00am- 2:00pm, Main Ballroom, LSC
Weds, April 20, 4:30-5:45pm, Rm 104 Yates Hall.
Undergraduate students are looking for research credit opportunities in MB298 Introductory Research and MP498 Capstone Research for the summer or fall semesters. If you are interested in mentoring a student in your lab for Fall 2005, please contact Susan Deines for a research project form. The forms will be posted on the web where students can access them and apply for the positions.
The office of the Senior Vice President and Interim Provost have requested submission of new AEP proposals that are focused on the integration of teaching and learning with research discovery. If you have ideas on how to introduce creativity and discovery across the undergraduate curriculum, how this would impact the teaching and learning process, how technology impacts the teaching and learning process, and/or how the increased focus on multidisciplinary influence the future of education and outreach programs.
Pathology Facility has a New Account Tech!
Professional Veterinary Medicine
New Grant Awards
Karen Dobos-Elder, "Large Scale Antibody & T Cell Epitope Discovery Program", Subcontract with Oregon Health Sciences University.
CVMBS Scholarship & Awards Reception, Mon, 4/18, Glover Gallery, Path Bldg.
On Monday, April 18, 2005, Patrick Brennan will be participating in the 109th Boston Marathon! The 26 mile, 385 yard marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. Go Dr. Brennan!!
Farewell Brittany! Brittany Spikes had to be let go because of constant mistakes. Her supervisor and coworkers could not bear to hear her say, "Oops...I did it again" one more time. :)
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