Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sharon Walker selected for Fulbright Fellowship

 Sharon Walker, interim dean of the Bourns College of Engineering and ETOX faculty member, has been selected to conduct research into desalination and water treatment at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.  More information on her project and the Fulbright program can be found in this UCR Today article.  We congratulate Sharon on this recognition and wish her the best in her research. {The photo is from UCR's 2014 Living the Promise brochure.}

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crystal structure of DNMT3A solved by ETOX team

A research team lead by Jukui Song, a professor in the Biochemistry department and an Environmental Toxicology faculty member, has solved the crystal structure of DNMT3A, a key enzyme involved in de novo DNA methylation.  The study has been recently published in the journal Nature.  Other members of the team include Yinsheng Wang, Director of the ETOX program, Linfeng Gao, current ETOX student, and Pengcheng Wang, Yang Yu and Shuo Liu, recent ETOX graduates.  More information can be found in an article in UCR Today or in the Nature article itself.  Our congratulations to Dr. Song and those involved in the project for this impressive accomplishment. [The image above is from the UCR Today article.]

Monday, February 5, 2018

Frances Sladek co-principal investigator on new Keck Foundation grant

Associate Dean and ETOX faculty member Frances Sladek is a co-principal investigator on a new Keck Foundation grant to study that mechanism by which estrogen hormones enter cells.  Together with the principal investigator Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka and co-principal investigator Naoki Yamanaka, Professor Sladek plans to investigate the potential of membrane transport proteins in the uptake of hormones.  More information can be found on the UCR Today website.  We wish Frances, Sachiko and Naoki success in their studies.  [The photo is from the UCR Today article and was taken by Iqbal Pittalwala.] 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

UCR ETOX Mixer at SOT Meeting in San Antonio

The ETOX program will be hosting a UCR ETOX Mixer from 8-10PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar (within the Cactus Room) on the Riverwalk in San Antonio immediately following the SOT 2018 Welcome Reception from 6:30-7:30PM.  This informal reception (cocktail party) will be an excellent opportunity for current ETOX students/postdocs to network with ETOX alumni, as well as ETOX alumni to reconnect with ETOX faculty.  With the exception of a few introductory remarks, we will not have a formal program in order to allow attendees to network and reconnect during the entire reception.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided courtesy of the ETOX program.

We are anticipating about 25-30 people to attend.  If you haven’t RSVPed already (thanks to those who already have!), please let Dave Volz ( know as soon as possible if you will be attending the SOT 2018 meeting and plan to attend the UCR ETOX Mixer.  He needs to provide a final headcount to the Iron Cactus within the next few weeks, so want to ensure that our order is roughly aligned with actual attendance.  Details about this reception will also be published within the Event Calendar of the final program for the SOT 2018 meeting.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Two Toxicologist Positions at the USEPA - deadline is tomorrow

The USEPA is searching for two Biologist/Toxicologist positions in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the EPA headquarters in Arlington, VA.  If you are interested, more information can be found here and here.  Please note that the closing date for the positions is coming up very soon (Jan. 10, 2018). 

Our thanks to Dave Volz for letting us know about the openings. 

Assistant Professor position at Western Washington University

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the areas of applied environmental chemistry and global change.  The position is at the Assistant Professor rank and will begin in September 2018. More information about the position can be found here

Thanks to Sara Vliet for passing on the information. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Riverside

Below are some photos of Christmas lights and decorations from Riverside.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.