Thursday, November 25, 2010

Program Receives NIEHS Training Grant

The Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program at UCR was recently selected for an NIEHS T32 training grant to support the education and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Posted below is the description published in InsideUCR. Our thanks to ETOX Director Yinsheng Wang who was the force behind the application and will be overseeing the award.

Program Gets $1 Million Grant
The Environmental Toxicology Program has received a prestigious “institutional training grant” of nearly $1.1 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Yinsheng Wang, a professor of chemistry, is the principal investigator of the five-year grant; David Eastmond, the chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, is the grant’s co-principal investigator.

The grant will enable the training of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working in the area of environmental toxicology.

“The training grant will provide additional support to the environmental toxicology and related graduate programs,” Wang said. “This will also enhance the visibility and reputation of our graduate program.”

Photos from ETOX Social

On October 15, Yinsheng Wang and his wife hosted an ETOX social at their home. There was a great turnout and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time. Below are a selection of photos from the event.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

UCR Hosts Symposium on Tobacco-related Disease Research

On Friday, Oct. 29, UCR hosted a mini-symposium to highlight recent tobacco-related disease research. The symposium was organized by Drs. Yinsheng Wang, Prue Talbot of UCR and Kamlesh Asotra of the Tobacco-related Disease Research Program. I was not able to attend but but I understand that it was very successful. Below are pictures of a number of ETOX faculty and students in attendance.

Dr. Yinsheng Wang, director of the ETOX program, introducing one of the speakers.

Dr. Nicole zur Nieden presenting her research on the effects of tobacco smoke on stem cells.

Monique Williams, a first year graduate student working in Dr. Prue Talbot's lab.

A photo of the symposium participants.