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Words of Wisdom from @vectorgen

For the CIDD grads of twitter, Jason Rasgon (@vectorgen) should be in your news feed. Jason tweets about making it in academia, the life scientific, and his general research updates. In one of my favorite recent threads, Jason lists rules … Continue reading

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NSF Grants: CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series continues

The fifth workshop in the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series. “Tips, Tricks, and Experience Applying to NSF Grants” was held February 21, 2018.  Our speakers were Dr. Isabella Cattadori and Dr. Nita Bharti, who shared NSF DEB (Division of Environmental … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing and Submitting NIH Grants: More from the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series

The fourth workshop in the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series has flown by!  In late January, the CGSA focused on NIH grants. Dr. Jason Rasgon and Dr. Scott Lindner presented on grants they had shared with the attendees ahead of time for … Continue reading

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Welcome new officers!

CGSA elections took place earlier this month and we are excited to announce that the 2018-2019 CGSA board will be: President: Catherine Herzog (Bjornstad lab) Vice President: Molly Rathbun (Szpara lab) Secretary: Natalie Imirzian (Hughes lab) Treasurer: Cory Henderson (Rasgon … Continue reading

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CGSA Workshop Reflections 2017

Happy New Year! As we begin a new semester, I wanted to reflect on the successful series of workshops put on by the CGSA in Fall 2017 and use it to propel us into the new term.  The CGSA is … Continue reading

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CGSA Workshops have begun!

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

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Guide for CIDD students, Part II: ‘Life at CIDD’

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

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New semester at CIDD: a guide for incoming students

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

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Communicating Science: Examples to follow from ComSciCon

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

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CGSA Lunch with Speaker Dr. Christopher Hunter

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

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