Monday, February 27, 2012

Yinsheng Wang selected for Young Investigator Award

Dr. Yinsheng Wang, Director of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, was recently selected at the 1st winner of the Chemical Research in Toxicology's Young Investigator Award.  The award is co-sponsored by the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology and the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Toxicology.  As the award winner, Yinsheng has been asked to give a presentation during the award symposium at the national American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia this summer.  More information can be found here or within the UCR Today magazine.  Our congratulations to Yinsheng for this nice recognition of his work.

Postdoctoral toxicologist position

I recently received information about a postdoctoral position at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA.  The focus of the position is in forensic toxicology and is intended to help the candidate to obtain needed training in this area.  More information can be found at the NMS careers website.  Use key word "toxicologist" to search.  You may be able to go directly to the site by clicking here.  Good luck. 

Molecular Toxicologist position at Merck

Drew Olaharski informed me about a molecular toxicologist position at Merck.  It requires a Ph.D. plus 3 years of relevant experience.  More information can be found at the Merck careers website by searching for Position BIO003421.  Here is a direct link but I am not sure that it will work.  Good luck.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Frances Sladek's HNF4 work published in PNAS

 In work recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Frances Sladek, an ETOX faculty, and her postdoctoral fellow, Karthi Chellappa have recently shown that colon cancer patients exhibit a high frequency of variants in HNF4A.  Their work also suggests that loss of the HNF4Aa protein from the nucleus in colon cells could be useful early biomarker of colon cancer.  An article in UCR Today on their work (as well as the original of the photo above) can be found here.  Our congratulations to Frances and Karthi for this nice research accomplishment.