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Recap: Career paths in administration with Dr. Neil Sharkey

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

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CGSA Lunch with Speaker Dr. Sabra Klein

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

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Tutorial: Plotting Lyme Disease Cases across Michigan counties with ggplot2

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.

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CIDD lunch (4/20/2017) with Dr. Christine Johnston

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

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CIDD lunch (4/13/2017) with Dr. Micheal Ferdig

Dr. Micheal Ferdig is giving his talk ”Harnessing the power of malaria parasite genetic crosses”  on April 13 2017. His seminar will be held at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM  but we will have lunch at the usual time of 12pm-1pm . … Continue reading

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Science Communication Recap

Last week, Ed Rajotte, Julie Urban, Cherie Winner, and Joyce Sakamoto all met with CIDD graduate students to discuss the importance of communicating our science with the general public. Even with their different experiences from being the editor of the … Continue reading

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CIDD lunch (3/30/2017) with Dr. Raina Plowright

Dr. Raina Plowright is giving her talk ”Pathogen spillover:  dynamics in reservoirs and recipients”  on March 30 2017 (11am). Join us for a group lunch with Dr. Plowright at 12pm.  But please RSVP. RSVP

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CIDD lunch (3/23/2017) with Dr. Helen Wearing

Dr. Helen Wearing is giving her talk ” Modeling the expansion of dengue and Zika: what’s old is new; what’s new is old”  on March 23, 2017 (11am). Join us for a group lunch with Dr. Wearing at 12pm.  But please RSVP. … Continue reading

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“Climbing the Ivory Tower” panel discussion gave tips for success

If your dream job is in academia, Monday’s (3/13) panel discussion on “Climbing the Ivory Tower: transitioning from PhD to post-doc and beyond” was a lively discussion filled with useful advice for how to stick the academic career track. We … Continue reading

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CIDD LUNCH with Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer (March 16th, 2017)

If you’re interested in having lunch (March 16th, 2017; 12-1pm) with Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer after his CIDD seminar “Comparative genomics as a tool to understand papilloma virus evolution and disease“, please use this form to RSVP. RSVP  

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