Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photos from the ETOX Fall Social

Friday evening Oct. 12, ETOX Director Yinsheng Wang and his wife Shuli hosted a social at their home.  It was a nice evening with good food and great company and allowed us to get acquainted with the new graduate students.  Below are some photos from the event.  Our thanks for Yinsheng and Shui for hosting the get-together.

Friday, October 5, 2012

UCR well represented at SCC SOT meeting

The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology held its annual meeting on Oct.4 in Carlsbad, California at the ISIS Pharmaceutical facility.  The focus of the day's meeting was on epigenetics but also had a keynote presentation from Tom Kensler from the University of Pittsburgh/Johns Hopkins.  UCR was well represented with 13 in attendance - 9 graduate students (most from ETOX but several from CMDB program), 1 undergrad, 2 postdocs and 1 faculty member.  A number of the students presented their research and Ashley Swanson's poster was selected for the 3rd place award.  Our congratulations to Ashley and the other students for attending and presenting their research.  Below are photos from the event.

 Nicole, Dr. Eastmond, Ivan, Ashley, Pavan, Sandeep, and Poonam.  [The photo was taken by Virunya Bhat.] 

 Vasundhra, Sabrina, Rachel and Monique

 Nicole Sparks with her poster

 Vasundhra Bahl with her poster

Ashley Swanson receiving her poster award from Andrew Seacat, the SCC SOT President.

Ashley Swanson wins poster award

Ashley Swanson, a current ETOX student working in Dr. Yinsheng Wang's lab, was selected for the best student poster award from the Chemical Toxicology Division at the 244th annual meeting of the American Chemistry Society that was held in August in Philadelphia.  Her poster presentation was entitled, "Two polymerase model for accurate and efficient bypass at 8,5'-cyclopurine-2'-deoxynucleotides".  Below is a picture of Ashley and her poster.  Our congratulations to Ashley for this nice recognition.