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 Bio Bulletin

May 24, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS AND EVENTS

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2016!

Ecology major Marissa Castro was accepted into the summer University of Minnesota, Duluth Research Experience for Undergraduatres "Sustainable Land and Water Resources on Team Zaaga'igan."  She will be working with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.  Congratulations Marissa!

Biology celebrates 10th annual Baccalaureate and Masters Recognition Ceremony, May 29.  

Biology presents "Personalized Medicine 9.0:  Gene Therapy & Genome Editing -- This changes everything!, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., May 26, South San Francisco Conference Center.  $50 faculty/staff; $25/student; $350 general registration.  For more information, visit:  http://personalizedmedicine.sfsu.edu 

Graduate Assistant needed for Fall semester Hematology class, BIOL 625. Must have successfully completed a hematology course with a grade of B or higher and have some teaching experience at the undergraduate level.  For more information, email:  Joseph.Musallam@ucsf.edu or Mark.Lu@va.gov (Posted 5/17)

Fall class offering:  BIOL 358 Forensic Genetics:  Math Matters.  Prerequisite:  BIOL 230.  Gain skills in the R programming languate to perform statistical analyses applied to forensic genetic identification.  Course intended for 2nd (and up) year students. For more information, email:  rrohlfs@sfsu.edu (Posted 5/10)

Fall class offering:  BIOL 652 SPIKE, 4 units.  Teach biology to K-8 students.  Application deadline:  May 27.  Learn more at:  http://www.sfsusepal.org/programs/spike

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

University Commencement, May 27, AT&T Park.  Volunteers needed.  For more information, email:  commence@sfsu.edu 

Memorial Day (offices closed):  May 30.

ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Planet Bee Foundation offers Zombee Watch Internship to develop and implement K-12 Zombee Watch School Program.  Flexible hours and start date; earn up to 3 units.  For more information, email:  debra@planetbee.org or moffatt@sfsu.edu (Posted 5/24)

FUNDING:  FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

For information about Medical Assistant Scholarships and Grants, visit:  http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/health-careers/medical-assisting/medical-assistant-scholarships/ (Posted 5/17)

Steven P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship ($2K) available for graduate student actively engaged in research relevant to applied fisheries science.  Application deadline:  June 1.  Learn more at:  www.fishsciences.net/scholarship

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) offers graduate and undergraduate scholarships.  Application deadline:  June 17.  Learn more at:  http:/masna.org/masna-programs/scholarship-program or email:  Scholarship@MASNA.org 

EVENTS:  STUDENT CLUBS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS

"Pint of Science," May 23-25.  Talks take place at Bay Area bars.  Learn more at:  https://pintofscience.us/events/san-fran

Stanford University presents Encode Users Meeting, June 8-10, for novid eand experienced users of genomic data.  For more information, visit:  www.encode2016.org

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) presents MASNA Scienctific Poster Session, September 9-11, San Diego, CA.  Poster abstract submission deadline:  June 24.  For more information, visit:  http://macnaconference.org/2016/ or http://masna.org/masna-programs/masna-scientific-poster-session/

American Journal of Physiology--Cell Physiology call for papers deadline:  June 30.  For more information, email:  jo.adams@bristol.ac.uk

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Stanford University/Hopkins Marine Station seeks Research Technician (job #71118).  Full time one-year position.  Learn more at:  http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search (Posted 5/24)

Northern California company seeks Plant Specialist/Outside Sales position for identification, collection and sale of adapted native plant materials.  MA/MS in plant ecology or related field preferred.  For more information, email:  bill@agnewconsulting.us (Posted 4/26)

Blue Shield of California (San Francisco) seeks Quality Improvement Coordinator (Job Reguisition #7468BR).  Full time position.  Two years' experience in healthcare delivery or health plan administration required; BA/BS preferred. Learn more at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25386&siteid=5192&AReq=7468BR (Posted 4/26)

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 OPPORTUNITIES

UCSF/SF General Hospital's Substance Abuse Research Program seeks volunteer Clinical Research Assistant.  Duties include conducting interviews with research participants in HIV and methadone clinics, preparing manuscripts for publication, assisting with preparation of grant proposals, and conducting literature searches.  For more information, email:  Rebecca.cook@ucsf.edu (Posted 5/17)

UCSF Scanziani Lab seeks undergraduate volunteer to train mice to perform visual behaviors.  12 hours/week for 3 months commitment required.  For more information, email:  Sarah.RuedigerLee@ucsf.eduArbora.Resulaj@ucsf.edu or Pei.Xu@ucsf.edu (Posted 4/26)