Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Four generations of scientists

At the invitation of his former student and ETOX alumna Xiaoqin Ye, Sarjeet Gill spoke at the University of Georgia last week as an invited speaker at the Southeastern Chapter of Society of Toxicology (SESOT) 2016 Annual Conference.  In addition, Dr. Ye's first Ph.D. student and one of his students were in attendance so four academic generations were together.  Below are two photos sent by Xiaoqin of the meeting.

Professors Ye and Gill

 Four academic generations together.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

EMGS meeting in Kansas City

The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society held its annual meeting this past week in Kansas City and a number of former students and postdocs were in attendance.  Below are photos.  All seem to be doing well.

View from the hotel.

Union Station at night.

ETOX alumna Catherine Gibbons, now a scientist at the EPA

 Dave Eastmond and two former postdocs, Rupa Doppalapudi (SRI) and Shambhu Roy (Bioreliance)

 Former postdoc Maik Schuler (Pfizer). Maik is also the husband of Naomi Rodriguez, our former student affairs officer. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yet another EPA position available

As described in its announcement, "EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is seeking qualified biologists/toxicologists with the relevant combination of academic and professional experiences related to genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, high-throughput data, and new data technologies to join the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program as a systems biologist. For more information, including information on the specific duties and required qualifications, click here".  Note the closing date is Sept. 23, 2016.  

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Another Toxicologist position at the EPA

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics’, Risk Assessment Division at the US EPA is looking for another toxicologist/biologist/physical scientist/chemist.  More information can be found here.  The closing date is Sept. 12, 2016.  Thanks again to Heidi Bethel for providing the information. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Toxicologist position at the USEPA

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics’, Risk Assessment Division at the US EPA is looking for a toxicologist/biologist.  More information can be found on the USA jobs website.  The closing date is Sept. 6 so if interested, you will need to move quickly.  Heidi Bethel, one of our alumna, may be able to answer additional questions about the position.  Let me know if you would like me to help you get in touch with her.   

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UCR Toxicologist Bob Krieger passes away

Bob Krieger, a UCR extension toxicologist and long-time ETOX faculty member, passed away on July 26 from complications from a stroke.  Bob was fine colleague and dedicated mentor who will be missed by members of the Program and the University.  He had a distinguished career extending knowledge on pesticides and toxicology to the larger community outside of the university.  He received numerous awards and recognitions including the Society of Toxicology's Public Communication Award and its Education Award.  He was also elected as a AAAS Fellow.  A more detailed description of his work and accomplishments can be found here.  Our condolences go to Ana and the rest of Bob's family.  He will definitely be missed. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lauren Walker wins Teratology Society poster presentation award

Lauren Walker, a doctoral student working with Prof. zur Nieden, recently was awarded the James C. Bradford Memorial Award for the Best Trainee Poster Presentation at the annual Teratology Society meeting.  The award was bestowed by the Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA).  Our congratulations to Lauren for this nice recognition of her work.