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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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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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