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BioNews

BioNews is the Department of Biology's bi-annual newsletter featuring profiles and articles on Biology's people and programs.  View past and current issues below.

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 Bio Bulletin

July 28, 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS AND EVENTS

Dr. Megumi Fuse's work with SF State's Bridges program is the focus of a SF State News article "Bridges to the Doctorate Program Receives $1.28M Grant."  Read the article at:  http://news.sfsu.edu/bridges-doctorate-program-receives-128m-grant  Congratulations Dr. Megumi!

Student Thesis Defense:  "Feeding Behavior and Population Structure of the Amphipod, Ampithoe valida:  a Bicoastal Comparison" by Lauren Scheinberg, 1:00 p.m., July 28, RTC Building B39, 2nd floor classroom.  Everyone is welcomed.

Student Thesis Defense:  "Investigating Student Talk in Undergraduate Active Learning Biology Classrooms" by Ellen Young, 10:00 a.m., July 31, HH 245.  Everyone is welcomed.

Graduate Student Council in Biology (GSCB) seeks creative/artistic biologist to design new GSCB logo.  Logo much include "The Graduate Student Council in Biology" or "GSCB."  Winner will receive Biology Department t-shirt and $25 gift card to an on-campus location of their choice.  Entry deadline to gscbsfsu@gmail.com:  October 1.  Learn more about GSCB at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/675783472534853 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE), SF STATE AND CSU NEWS AND EVENTS

First Day of Fall Instruction:  August 24.

Labor Day (campus closed):  September 7.

ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Kaust University researchers seek intern (graduate or postgraduate student) for 3-6 month research on Arabian killifish in the Saudi Arabian Desert.  Transportation, housing and $800/month provided.  For more information, visit:  www.kaust.edu.sa/internship/ or email:  timothy.ravasi@kaust.edu.sa (Posted 7/15)

Center for Reduce Cancer Health Disparities CURE program offers training and career development opportunities to enhance and increase diversity in the cancer research workforce.  Learn more at:  http://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd (Posted 6/30)

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offers Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship.  Application deadline:  July 31.  For more information, email:  ypoonawalla@parksconservancy.org (write "Internship' in subject line).  

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers Biosciences Opportunities Preview Weekend for Undergraduates, October 8-11.  All expenses paid for prospective students.  Application deadline:  August 5.  Learn more at:  http://www.biopreview.wisc.edu/ or email:  biopreview@mailplus.wisc.edu 

Ghent University (Belgium) offers position for Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Research Group.  Application deadline:  August 15.  For more information, email:  Ann.Huysseune@Ugent.be

Leiden University offers Tropical Biodiversity and Field Methods course, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, September 21-October 18.  For more information, email: hanneke.dewolf@naturalis.nl

EVENTS:  STUDENT CLUBS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS

UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory John and Mary Louise Riley Seminar Series presents "Nutrients in San Francisco Bay:  Science to Management Decisions" by David Senn (San Francisco Estuary Institute), 4:00 p.m., August 5.  For more information, visit:  http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu or call:  707-875-2211. 

13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference, October 10-11.  Registration deadline:  August 31.  Learn more at:  http://www.UCDPreHealth.org 

San Francisco Estuary Institute & Aquatic Science Center presents RMP Annual Meeting "Future Visions for Water Quality in the Bay," September 17-18, Oakland, CA.  Learn more at:  www.sfei.org/rmp-meeting

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SF State Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) seeks Business, Chemistry and Math tutors.  Minimum 3.0 GPA and available to work 20 hours/week required.  Salary:  $12/hour.  Learn more at:  http://carp.sfsu.edu/content/job-opportunities (Posted 7/28)

AmeriCorps/Washington Conservation Corps' Marine Monitoring Unit seeks Technician.  Salary:  $9.47/hour pluse $5730 AmeriCorps Education Award.  For more information, visit:  https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wccapp (select "IP-Lacey/Dept of Ecology Marine Monitoring") (Posted 7/28)

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Norway) seeks two Ph.D. Research Fellows and a Bioinformatician to join Comparative Developmental Biology group.  Learn more at:  http://www.sars.no/jobs/phds_hejnol2015_7758.php and http://www.sars.no/jobs/2015-7370%20ERCbioinform_Hejnol.php

SF State's Student Involvement & Career Center offers "Quick Questions," 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Monday-Tuesday) and 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Wednesday-Thursday), Student Service Bldg, Room 206.  Career counselor available for help with cover letters and resumes.  For more information, visit:  www.sfsu.edu/~sicc/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES

Volunteers needed for Pacific Orchid Expo, February 26-28, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.  For more information, email:  rsilva@prmagic.com (Posted 7/28)

UC Davis graduate wetland ecology major seeks field assistants for salt marsh ecological field 'blue carbon' research.  For more information, email:  makelso@ucdavis.edu (Posted 6/30)

CNRS researchers seek research assistants for blue and great tits research in Moulis, France.  For more information, email:  enrico.sorato@ecoex-moulis.cnrs.fr (Posted 7/14)