Thursday, October 27, 2011

ETOX Mini-GSA at Ropes Course

The ETOX mini-graduate student association recently met to do the ropes course on campus.  I understand that those who participated had a great time.  Below are photos from the event. [Our thanks to Neeti for sending the photos.]

Neuroscience research featured in UCR Magazine

The Fall 2011 edition had a number of articles featuring the neuroscience research and teaching on campus.  ETOX faculty member Maggie Curras-Collazo was featured prominently in two of the articles, particularly in the article entitled, "Neuroscience for Kids" which describes a class that Dr. Curras-Collazo has developed to help UCR undergraduates reach out to the community.  If you would like orme information or to read the articles, they can be found here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

UCR ETOX alumni at the EMS meeting

The Environmental Mutagen Society held its annual meeting in Montreal this month and the UCR ETOX program was well represented.  Below are pictures of current and former students and postdocs who were in attendance.  Maik Schuler, a former postdoc, was also there but I wasn't able to get his picture.

David Eastmond with Jennifer Sasaki.

Krista Dobo

Former postdoc Shambhu Roy (on left) with current graduate student Kristi Capsel

Catherine Gibbons

Former postdoctoral fellow Rupa Doppalapudi

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Positions available at ChemRisk

I recently received an email from Pam Chapman at ChemRisk indicating that they are interested in hiring current or upcoming graduates from our program. Below is information from her email. 

ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm that specializes in using risk assessment methods to characterize and provide improved understanding of complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or radionuclides in a variety of potentially contaminated media. We currently have more than 60 scientists experienced in addressing health and safety concerns, with backgrounds including toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, ecotoxicology, environmental sciences, medicine, statistical analysis, and risk assessment. We are hiring in all of our offices: San Francisco, CA, Boulder, CO, Chicago, IL, Orange County, CA and Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information on ChemRisk’s practice areas and team, please visit
Pamela S. Chapman, M.P.H.
Managing Epidemiologist
ChemRisk, LLC
Pioneers in Science. Leaders in Solutions.
101 2nd Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-3204 Direct
(415) 896-2444 Fax

Photos from the ETOX fall social

Our thanks to Director Yinsheng Wang and his wife for hosting the fall opening social at his house on Friday, Oct. 7. It was an nice event with good food and excellent company. Below are a number of photos from the event.

Our hosts, Yinsheng Wang and his wife.