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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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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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