Sunday, December 22, 2013

Martins-Green's Wound Healing Research is Spotlighted

The research of Manuela Martins-Green, professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience and member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, on the role of reactive oxygen species and bacterial biofilms was recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology and spotlighted by UCR Today.  The story has also been picked up by a number of science-related news sites on the web.  The work of Dr. Martins-Green, her associates Sandeep Dhall, Monika Garcia, Danh Do and Neal Schiller showed that by lowering the levels of reactive oxygen species, they could enhance wound healing and reduce the duration of a chronic wound.  Our congratulations to Dr. Martins-Green and her collaborators for their progress in their research and for these nice recognitions. 

Update:  A short video on Dr. Martins-Green's wound healing research has also been produced by the American Society for Cell Biology and can be seen here.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Virunya Bhat's Research Published in Toxicological Sciences

The research of Virunya Bhat, a current ETOX student, was recently published in the journal Toxicological Sciences.  The research, conducted in collaboration with Susan Hester and Stephen Nesnow of the US EPA, describes a comparison of risk assessment estimates derived using gene expression data and those derived from more traditional toxicological endpoints.  Our congratulations to Virunya for this achievement.  Below is a screenshot of the 1st page of the article.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Williams and Talbot Featured Speakers in Webinar on E-cigarettes

 ETOX graduate student Monique Williams (on the far right in the photo above) and Professor Prue Talbot were recently featured speakers in a webinar on e-cigarettes sponsored by the Tobacco-related Disease Research Program.  The webinar had more than 1000 online registrants with another 150-200 individuals present in the audience.  Monique was the only graduate student invited to speak.  Her talk was entitled "E-Cigarettes Liquids and Vapors: Is it Harmless Water Vapor?" In her talk she reviewed the literature and presented work from laboratories around the world that had analyzed the contents and emissions of EC fluid and vapors.  Our congratulations to Monique and Prue for this nice recognition of their research.  Below is an image of the flyer announcing the event and the speakers.

Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Positions at the EPA

I recently received a note from Bob Sonawane of the US EPA who indicated that through their affiliated ORISE program, the Agency is looking to hire scientists with an interest in risk assessment. In the position description it states that "Graduate student, postgraduate or postdoctoral research project training opportunities are currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Appointments will be served in Arlington, Virginia; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; or Cincinnati, Ohio."  More detailed information can be found at this link

Analytical Chemist position at Primus Labs

We were recently notified by ETOX alumnus Zhenshan Chen that Primus Labs where he works is looking to hire an analytical chemist with experience in mass spectrometry. Below is description of the position and the contact information.  Good luck.