Recent autoclave repairs have clearly suggested we need to pay more attention to these important pieces of departmental equipment. First, in late January the door on a double-door autoclave located on the 4th floor of the Micro Building was broken by some overzealous tightening of a handle which caused a door pin to slide off its track and resulted in significant damage. Second, we had to have several autoclave chambers professionally cleaned due to the accumulation of spilled materials that were not cleaned up in a timely fashion. Accumulation of this residue reduces the effectiveness of sterilization and can generate aerosolized organics that can contaminate solutions that are placed in the chamber. So please - use these expensive pieces of equipment responsibly and clean up after yourself. In other words - 'Save the 'Clave'
Best Overall Participation
In January, Bill Black and Nancy DuTeau went on sabbatical to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (England) for 8 months to learn the newest molecular genetic techniques for identification of genes that control resistance to insecticides in mosquitoes. Not to mention learn how to drive on the wrong side of the road, visit the Cavern Club, etc.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Dobos-Elder has accepted a Special Appointment Professor position with MIP effective January 1, 2006. Karen is a talented mycobacteriologist and will continue to play a large role in the large NIH 'TB Vaccine Testing and Research Materials' Contract along with other contributions to the department's teaching and service mission.
Barry Beaty traveled to the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan Mexico in January with CSU dignitaries Larry Penley, Tony Frank, Jim Cooney, and Rick Maranda to cement existing agreements on research between the two universities and to open additional opportunities for students. Dr. Beaty and his colleagues are working with both the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey investigating the mosquito and viral origins of epidemic dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in the Americas. The studies have been funded by the CDC, NIH and more recently by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Read the CSU Story.
to Mark Zabel and his NET Group for winning a dinner worth over $200 for their outstanding group participation. NET Groups are groups of 3-9 PVM students who meet regularly with a faculty mentor. So how did Mark Zabel, PhD, become a PVM mentor in the first place you ask? The answer: By admirably stepping up to the plate to fill a void. Mark had not initially signed up to be a faculty mentor, but he mistakenly started receiving emails from PVM students as part of the NET Program. Sonja Zabel, DVM a dermatologist from the Dept. of Clinical Sciences, was actually the intended target of the emails. When Mark contacted Sonja regarding the emails, he discovered that there was a true need for more NET group mentors. Mark, therefore, graciously volunteered to become a NET mentor and has since been offering PVM students insight into the research career opportunities. Way to go MZ.
This semester's MSA guest speaker schedule:
Other ongoing/upcoming activities:
In The News...
Katy Bosio was recently quoted in article, "Plague Antibodies culled from Tobacco".
MIP Publications Late January/early February 2006
To everyone that participated in the MIP 'Adopt a Family' program in December 2005, the Larimer County Department of Human Services thanks you. An extra big note of gratitude goes to Nancy DuTeau for her efforts coordinating this program with the County! Read the letter from Larimer County Human Services.
Poster Session is Tues, April 18, 10am to 2pm, Main Ballroom of the LSC.
Awards Ceremony is Weds, April 19, 4:10pm in A101 Chemistry
Participants must submit an abstract at the CURC web page www.curc.colostate.edu by 11:59 pm April 1st.
Judges needed on April 18th from 9:30-noon. Please sign up to be a judge at www.curc.colostate.edu by March 31st.
The Keynote Address, "Aging through the eyes of Monet" will be given by Dr. John S. Werner from the University of California, Davis.
For more information, visit the CURC Website.
Each year, the Colorado State University Alumni Association honors an outstanding alumnus/a from each of the university's eight colleges. An Honor Alumnus/Alumna is a former student who, by his/her distinguished career and service to the university, state, nation, or world, has brought honor to Colorado State University and to himself/herself. In it's 19th year, the Distinguished Alumni Awards continues to be one of the university's premier awards programs.
Dr. James G. Fox, D.V.M. 1968, is this year's CVMBS Honored Alumnus.
The MIP Comparative Medicine Program is hosting two seminars by Dr. Fox;
The Annual Cell and Molecular Biology Poster Symposium is Friday, February 17, 2:30-5:30pm in the West Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. More > >
CETT Phase I renovations nearly complete
Our 'other' Barry and the VWR lab furniture team (pictured above), as well as Mike Davis and the CSU facilities staff have done a terrific job getting the extensive CETT Phase I renovations (and then some) completed almost right on schedule. Three expanded labs and an administrative office suite have been renovated at CETT and occupants are starting to move-in. Thanks to everyone who has participated in the project.Click here to see more pictures of the new space.
The College Research Council (CRC) 2006 Call for Proposals information is now available on the web.
At this website, you will find the Call for Proposals information letter, as well as the CRC Face Sheet and signature page.
Proposal deadline is 5:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2006.
RBL Hole Drilling
No, we're not trying to strike oil and get rich. This rig is used to drill holes for the caissons for the slab on grade section that will support the offices and BSL2 spaces.
The forms will support the BSL3 spaces.
Discovery Suite Mechanical Space The housing and support structures in this photo show the set of exhaust fans for that suite.
Molecular Bacterial Pathogenesis Interviews
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