Sunday, June 9, 2019

Commencement Photos of ETOX Graduates

Below are photos (screen shots) of several ETOX students who graduated this year.  Our congratulations to each of them as well as those who didn't participate in commencement ceremonies.





Friday, June 7, 2019

Lauren Walker speaks at UCR Commencement

Lauren Walker who is completing her PhD in Nicole zur Nieden's lab, was selected to speak on behalf of the graduate students at UCR's Graduate Commencement Ceremony that was held on June 1.  Our congratulations to Lauren for this nice honor and recognition.  Below are a couple of photos from the event.  Here is a link to the ceremony on YouTube.  If if works properly, Lauren's talk begins at 24 min. 15 sec.  



Monday, June 3, 2019

Toxicologist position at DTSC office in Berkeley, California

The Department of Toxic Substances Control within the California EPA is searching for a staff toxicologist to work in their Berkeley, CA office.  The Staff Toxicologist is expected to "independently provide expert scientific support in the areas of toxicology, human and/or ecological risk assessment and exposure assessment, along with a variety of more difficult tasks directly related to toxicology and risk assessment".  The closing date for applications is June 12, 2019.  More information can be found hereMy thanks to Efrem Neuwirth for letting me know of the opening. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Nice Spring Weather


 Above is a photo of campus from the HUB on a nice spring day earlier this week. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cindy Larive appointed Chancellor at UC Santa Cruz


Provost Cindy Larive, Chemistry and Environmental Toxicology faculty member and valued colleague, has been appointed as the 11th Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz.  More information can be found at the University of California press release.  We congratulate Cindy for this honor and recognition and wish her the best of success in her new position. I might mention that Cindy is the 2nd Chancellor within the University of California who has a notable connection to environmental toxicology.  The first was Ted Hullar who served as Chancellor at UC Riverside (1985-87) and UC Davis (1987-94) and was a member of the Environmental Toxicology faculty at UC Davis. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sabbir Ahmed wins Audience Choice Award at UCR's Grad Slam competition


ETOX student Sabbir Ahmed recently competed against more than 50 UCR graduate students in the Grad Slam Competition.  The Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored speaking competition in which a student is given 3 minutes to explain his or her research to a general audience.  Sabbir's presentation was entitled, "Traffic-related Particulate Matter: A Tiny Player Plays Big on Disease Progression".  He was among the 8 finalists and was selected for the Audience Choice Award.  He is shown above holding the ribbon with Emma Wilson, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division.  More about the event can be found at the Grad Division's Grad Slam website including a link to the Sabbir's presentation.  Our congratulations to Sabbir for this award and recognition.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lauren Walker featured prominently on SOT website


 Lauren Walker, a current ETOX student working with Prof. Nicole zur Nieden, has been actively involved with the Society of Toxicology for a number of years.  Last year she was recognized as the Outstanding Student Representative by the Graduate Student Leadership Committee of the SOT.  One additional note, her photo is featured prominently on the SOT website.  It can be seen both here and here.  It is great to see Lauren get recognition for her service. [The photo above is from the SOT website and Lauren is wearing the orange sweater.]