April 2011

Call for nominations, Systems Biology of Development Training Grant

April 29, 2011

This is a call for nominations for several pre-doctoral positions to be supported from the NIH training grant in Systems Biology of Development, T32-HD060555, beginning July 1, 2011. We expect to be able to make 4-5 new appointments this year, in addition to the renewal of some of the present trainees. Nominees must be Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have completed at least one year of academic year of training by July 1, 2011, and must be committed to thesis research in the area of Systems Biology of Development. Appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Trainees must be willing to accept certain curricular obligations, as described in the training grant document, which may be found at http://lander-office.bio.uci.edu/T32/NICHD.pdf This document also contains information about how the area of Systems Biology of Development is defined, from the perspective of this grant. 

Nominations for each candidate should include:
* A current CV
* A letter of nomination from the candidate's thesis advisor. The statement of nomination should explain what the student is working on, and its relationship to Systems Biology and Development. The statement should also acknowledge that the advisor and student are aware that acceptance of a training grant position comes with certain curricular obligations, as described in the training grant narrative document.

* If the student's advisor is not currently listed as a trainer on this training grant**, the nomination should also include a copy of the advisor's CV and a brief statement of why the advisor is an appropriate mentor for training in Systems Biology of Development.

**the present list of trainers is:
          • Bogi Andersen, M.D.
          • Kavita Arora, Ph.D.
          • Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
          • Lee Bardwell, Ph.D.
          • Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.
          • Anne Calof, Ph.D.
          • Ken Cho, Ph.D.
          • Olivier Cinquin
          • Dan Cooper, M.D.
          • Karina Cramer, Ph.D.
          • Xing Dai, Ph.D.
          • Peter Donovan, Ph.D.
          • Charless Fowlkes, Ph.D.
          • Steve Gross, Ph.D.
          • Taosheng Huang, M.D.,Ph.D.
          • Elliot Hui, Ph.D.
          • Arthur Lander, M.D., Ph.D.
          • John Lowengrub, Ph.D.
          • Larry Marsh, Ph.D.
          • Eric Mjolsness, Ph.D.
          • Ed Monuki, M.D., Ph.D.
          • Qing Nie, Ph.D.
          • Tom Schilling, Ph.D.
          • Frederic Y.M. Wan, Ph.D.
          • Rahul Warrior, Ph.D.
          • Xiaohui Xie, Ph.D.
          • Kyoko Yokomori, Ph.D.
          • Clare Yu, Ph.D.

Deadline for the receipt of nominations is Friday, May 13th at 5:00pm. Selections will be made shortly thereafter.
Please forward all nominations to Karen Martin, 2626 Biological Sciences III, Zot 2280, or kymartin@uci.edu. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


CCBS Affiliated Faculty Member, Zoran Nenadic, Receives CAREER Award for Neuron Research

April 28, 2011

Dr. Zoran Nenadic, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, "CAREER: Estimation of Neuron's Position, Size and Dendritic Tree Morphology via Multi-sensor Extracellular Recording Technology." The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Congratulations!
Click here for more information on the award and Dr. Nenadic's research.

CCBS Connections Newsletter Issue 3 is here!

March 26, 2011

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Math Whiz Kid Named Intel STS Finalist

February 7, 2011

Jonathan Li, an Orange County high school student conducting research under the supervision of CCBS affiated faculty John Lowengrub, has been named an Intel Science Talent Search 2011 finalist, one of only 40 across the country. His work is titled "Effects of Cell Compressibility, Motility and Contact Inhibition on the Growth of Tumor Cell Clusters." The Intel Science Talent Search is the nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. The Intel STS encourages talented U.S. high school seniors to pursue independent research in science, math, engineering, and medicine. The finals will take place in March in Washington D.C. Jonathan attends St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano and was recently featured in the OC Register and on CBS news. 


Opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory Course on Computational Cell Biology, March 29-April 1, 2011.
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