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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.