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Category Archives: News
The new academic year is off to a great start and we’ve now had two CGSA Chats or Workshops. On September 7th, Dr. Maciej Boni met with the graduate students for a whiteboard chat about phylogenetics and the questions ‘What … Continue reading
Welcome to the new semester at CIDD! CGSA President Jo Ohm released an excellent guide to CIDD for incoming and continuing students in her recent blog post here. With contributions from other CGSA members, I have compiled a ‘Life at … Continue reading
This week marks the start of a new semester for graduate students at the CIDD. For new students: welcome! CIDD and the broader Penn State community have a lot of ongoing events, activities and available resources that CGSA wants to … Continue reading
The annual Communicating Science workshop for graduate students, ComSciCon, gathered students and science journalists from all over the country to meet for a three day workshop in Cambridge, Mass. last week. The conference included workshops on developing K-12 curriculum, using … Continue reading
RSVP for lunch with the speaker here. CIDD seminar: Dr. Christopher Hunter, Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, will … Continue reading
During this week’s CIDD lunch, grad students, post-docs, and faculty eagerly assembled to listen to Dr. Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research at Penn State. Dr. Sharkey shared with the group his not-so-traditional path to his current administrative position – … Continue reading
Please RSVP for lunch here. CIDD seminar: Dr. Sabra Klein, Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will lead thediscussion. Sex as a biological variable in infectious disease pathogenesis When: Thursday, April … Continue reading
Here is a tutorial for anyone interested in learning how to create maps with ggplot2. We’re going to investigate the incidence of Lyme Disease cases across Michigan.
Dr. Christine Johnston is giving her talk ”…one swab at a time: a systems biology approach to studying genital HSV infection” on April 20 2017. Her seminar will be held at 11 am to 12:00 PM and we will have lunch right … Continue reading