Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hayes Seminar on Atrazine

On Feb. 10, Tyrone Hayes, a professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, gave a talk
in the ETOX seminar series on the dangers of the herbicide (weed-killer) atrazine, a common chemical contaminant of ground and surface water in the United States. Below are a couple of pictures of his presentation taken by Iqbal Pittawalla.

ETOX GSA goes bowling

On Friday Feb. 5, the ETOX and Earth Sciences graduate student student associations organized a bowling night at the Brunswick Bowling Alley in Moreno Valley. It looks like they had a good time. Below are pictures of the event that Gayatri Sankaran, one of the ETOX GSA representatives, sent to me.

Kristi Capsel and Gayatri Sankaran, the ETOX GSA representatives.

Katy Zimmerman, Laurel Dodgen, Zhenshan, Lynnie, Jian Lin, and friend

Zhenshan Chen and Gayatri Sankaran

Si Bui

Si and friend, Zhenshan and Jiang

Lynnie Cua, Kristy Richardson and friends

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Postdoctoral position at Dow Chemical Company

Below is a message about a new postdoctoral position that I recently received from one of my colleagues at Dow Chemical. If interested, please follow the link to apply.

"I want to bring to your attention a post-doctoral opportunity we currently have in our laboratory in the area of respiratory sensitization and allergy." [See this link for more details.] "Some one with strong background in toxicology with expertise in molecular tools (e.g., transcriptomics) will be an ideal candidate for this position. Although background in immunotoxicology is preferred, it is not essential. I will appreciate if you pass this information to any interested candidates."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Recognition of 2005 Xiaoqin Ye article

It just came to my attention that Xiaoqin Ye's 2005 Nature article on the critical role of lysophosphatidic acid in embryo implantation was highlighted in Nature Medicine (see articles on pages 1178 and 1195) as one of the top papers on reproduction research from 2004-2008. Xiaoqin Ye worked with Dr. Gill and received her Ph.D. in the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program in 1999. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. Our congratulations to Xiaoqin Ye for this very nice recognition.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Genetic Toxicology Position at Toxikon

Below is information on the position in genetic toxicology that may be of interest to some of you.

Toxikon Corporation
15 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730
Posted: 12/15/09
Toxikon Corporation, originally founded in 1977, is a Contract Research and testing company with laboratories in Bedford, MA and Belgium.Our mission continues to focus on providing quality services, competitively priced, with on-time delivery for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech industries. Toxikon is seeking a Research Associate for our Genetic Toxicology department. This position will be responsible for performing a number of in vitro and in vivo assays in the area of genetic toxicology for regulatory submissions, as well as screening assays to support lead candidate compound selection efforts of the pharmaceutical industry.
The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. in Genetic Toxicology with a strong base in genetic and molecular toxicology as evidenced by publications in reputable journals. The candidate must have practical experience in bacterial mutation assays, in vitro and in vivo chromosomal aberration assays, forward mutation assay in mammalian cells, UDS and comet assay. Experience with flow cytometric analysis of micronucleated cells using FACS Canto II is highly desirable. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and a team player.
For additional information about Toxikon, please view our Web site.

Submit resumes to:
Human Resources
Toxikon Corporation
15 Wiggins Avenue
Bedford, MA01730
Fax: (781) 271-1137
E-mail: hr@toxikon.com

Toxikon employs 160 people and offers a generous benefit program including health, dental, fsa, std, ltd, life insurance and matching 401K plan. Toxikon is an EOE.