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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 7, 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS AND EVENTS

Student Thesis Defense:  "Glosing over Cyrptic Species:  A Phylogenetic Analysis of Glossodoris Nudibranchs and Related Genera" by Shayle Matsuda, 4:00 p.m., July 8, California Academy of Sciences Boardroom (enter through staff entrance on Nancy Pelosi Drive).  Everyone is welcomed.

Corrected Announcement:  Undergraduate Physiology & Behavior Biology major Amanda Carbajal (Moffatt Lab) presented a poster co-authored with  Physiology & Behavior Biology majors graduate Linda Kok and undergraduate Mae Calamucha and Christopher Duldulao (BS Physiology 2012; PSM-MS Stem Cell 2014) "The Effects of Caloric Restriction in Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain of Acheta domesticus" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division meeting.  

Deadline to submit approved Summer 2015 graduation applications to One Stop Center:  July 10.

Applying for graduation this Summer?  Check these websites:

ALUMNI NEWS

Richard Coleman (BS Marine Biology & Limnology 2010) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and was awarded a NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship to fund research conducted in a National Marine Sanctuary.

James McLaughlin (MA Biology 1967) is President of the Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program and Professor Emeritus in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine's Department of Pathology.

Corrected Announcement:  Tiffany Hong (MS Physiology & Behavior Biology 2014) won Third Place in the Evolution, Organismal Biology and Biodiversity Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division meeting for her poster (co-authored with graduate Physiology & Behavior Biology major Brenda Cisneros) presentation "Characterizing Prothoracicotropic Hormone Response to X-Ray Tissue Damage in Manduca sexta larva."

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

 

ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 

EVENTS:  STUDENT CLUBS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS

UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory John and Mary Louise Riley Seminar Series presents "Mud on the Move:  Sediment Movement and Sea Level Rise in Tidal Marshes" by Matt Ferner (Romberg Tiburon Center), 4:00 p.m., July 15.  For more information, visit:  http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu or call:  707-875-2211. 

Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group presents "Hands On Workshop on Computational Biophysics," August 3-7, UC Berkeley.  Free event, but enrollment limited to 24 participants.  Application deadline:  July 15.  Learn more at:  http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Berkeley/2015 

California Life Sciences Association presents "New Possibilities & Challenges with the Precision Medicine Initiative" by Dr. Craig Ventor (Longevity, Inc.), 4:00-6:00 p.m., July 9, Newport Beach.  For more information, visit:  https://califesciences.org/aewtl-july-2015/

Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology Inaugural 2015 Meeting, UC Berkeley, August 5-9.  Abstracts for poster presentations and registration deadline:  July 22.  Learn more at:  www.evodevopanam.org/meetings--events.html

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Education Outside seeks Regional Service Members.  Application deadline:  July 10.  Learn more at:  https://www.educationoutside.org/2015-regional-service-member-application

Northwest Indian College (Bellingham, WA) seeks Marine Ecology Sciences Faculty.  Ph.D. or MS/MA in Biology or related field required.  Application review date:  July 14.  Learn more at:  www.nwic.edu

EpiBiome, Inc. (South San Francisco) seeks Lab Technician/Research Associate.  BS/BA degree and 1-2 years hands-on experience with molecular biology lab techniques required.  For more information, email:  careers@epibiome.com (Posted 6/16)

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

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)