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Don’t forget that CIDD’s Nita Bharti will being giving a talk tomorrow: The role of movement in the spread and control of disease March 17, 4-5pm 8 Mueller Lab
If you use any hi-res imaging in your research, you may want to check out the College of Engineering Art in Science competition (mentioned today at the Millennium Cafe). The website information is a bit sparse, but it’s sponsored by … Continue reading
There’s an upcoming Vet-Biomed talk that may be of interest if you’re pursuing opportunities in industry: Evolution of pharmaceutical research at the interface of academia and industry Andrew Dahlem, Eli Lilly and Co. March 4, 2015, 10-11am W201 MSC
The Biotech Club is sponsoring a seminar next week on how to showcase your technical expertise on LinkedIn. Seminar: Presenting Professional Skills on LinkedIn Monday, 3/2, 6-7pm 301D Life Sciences contact: Taryn Serman
It’s time for my annual plug for Penn State’s VITA program. If you’re a poor grad student, these volunteers will fill out and file your taxes for free! Schedule an appointment here; slots are available now through April 11.
There are a couple of interesting career development seminars this week. Highlights: Thursday/Monday: “Writing a Teaching Philosophy: First Steps” with Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman–registration required February 26th from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building OR Monday, March 2nd … Continue reading
Heads up: CIDDer Emily Almberg will be defending this Tuesday: Emily Almberg Thesis Defense: The Invasion, Dynamics, and Impacts of Infectious Disease in Yellowstone’s Wolf Population Tuesday, Jan 27, 9-10 am, W203 MSC
Thanks to everyone who came to today’s CIDD grad student talks on gypsy moths, MRSA and malaria (oh my!). I mentioned a couple of papers during the Q&A, so if you’re interested in learning a little more about fungal biocontrol, … Continue reading
CIDD grad student Raquel Loreto has a new paper in PLoS One that got a nice write-up in EurekAlerts. Congrats to Raquel!
Spending too much time at you lab bench? Fitness classes at the White Building are free with your Penn State ID this week through next Wednesday.