Saturday, September 29, 2007

Photos from the ETOX Fall Social and New Student Reception

On Sept. 28, an unseasonably cool Friday evening, the ETOX annual Fall Social and New Student reception was held at David and Elizabeth Eastmond's house. Thirty-four students, faculty and friends attended and enjoyed both good food and great company. Some photos are below.

Before the party.
Lei Ren and his wife with Chang Liu. Lei and Chang are new ETOX students.
Leslie Hasegawa, Su Bum Lee, a new ETOX student, and Catherine Gibbons. Cindy LaRive, a Chemistry faculty member is in the background.

Kelly Thrippleton, her friend Ken, Katie Zimmermann, a new ETOX student, and Noriko Nishino.

Wesley Hunter with his new wife Katie.

Bob Krieger with a group of students.

An art shot.

Karla Pliego, Sarjeet Gill, and Leslie Hasegawa.

Dave Eastmond with Haizheng Hong and her husband, Dalin Shi (a former UCR Env. Sci. student who is now studying at Princeton).

Catherine Gibbons and Karine Le Roch, a new Cell Biology faculty member.

Dr. Mary Ann Rempel with her new husband, Brian, and friend Ola (a former UCR Env. Sci. student)

Cindy LaRive and Janet Arey.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lin Wang's papers selected as best by UC Toxics Research & Teaching Program

Congratulations to Lin Wang, (Ph.D. Dec. 2006 with Arey/Atkinson). Three of his papers which were published in Environmental Science & Technology were selected to receive a best publication award from the UC Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program. Shown is the APRC gang after a lunch to wish Lin well in his PostDoc position at Texas A & M University starting in September, 2007. Photo ids: back row from left to right - ETOX alumna Katie Gallagher, Sara Aschmann, Lin, Katy Zimmerman (new ETOX student Sept. 2007), Genevieve Obermeyer (ETOX), Bill Harger, Bill Long: front row from left to right- Janet Arey, Yong Bin Lim (CHEM), Aiko Matsunaga (CHEM), Sukon Aimanant (ETOX), Noriko Nishino (ETOX), Christen Strollo (CHEM). (Missing is the photographer, Roger Atkinson - and somehow Paul Ziemann also escaped the photo).

Faculty position in Cell/Cancer Biology at GSU

Alumnus Eric Gilbert (Ph.D. 1997) asked me to post a link to his Biology Department website where they are advertising for a new tenure-track position in Cell/Cancer Biology at Georgia State University. More information can be found by clicking here.

Also congratulations to Eric for his promotion to associate professor with tenure earlier this year. This is a major achievement and we are very happy for Eric (and Cindy).

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Position available at Pfizer

Krista Dobo (Ph.D, 1996) asked me to post the following description of a position that is available in the Genetic Toxicology group at Pfizer. If you would like to see the full description, please contact Mark Hurtt at Pfizer who is the head of the Genetic and Reproductive Toxicology section (

Sr. Principal Scientist/Associate Research Fellow - Genetic Toxicology (R6/R7) Drug Safety Research and Development, Groton, CT, USA

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Working within the Genetic Toxicology Center of Emphasis of Drug Safety Research and Development, the primary responsibility of this individual will be to provide strategic direction to investigative, screening or technology-based labs and assays and contribute to the overall vision and scientific strategy of the genetic toxicology discipline. The qualified individual will support the work of the Genetic Toxicology COE in one or more of the following 3 major areas: (1) Genetic Toxicology screening (2) GLP Genetic Toxicology testing for regulatory filings (3) Genetic Toxicology mechanistic and risk management studies.


• PhD or equivalent in toxicology, pharmacology, cell or molecular biology or related field with >5 years relevant Genetic Toxicology experience
• M.S. with > 10 years relevant experience
• Experience leading and managing a multi-functional team of at least 3 staff for 5 years in a relevant lab-based environment
(The position description and list of desired qualifications are considerably longer. For additional details, please contact Mark Hurtt at the address above).