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Welcome back to an exciting Fall 2008 semester. We hope you had a restful summer break. Don't forget to register for Bio 503, there is still space available & you can register within your home department for credit! Register here.


Past Announcements


HHMI Interfaces Scholars Present at the 17th Annual Biology Department: Research Day (April 11th)

Ziya Kalay, of Physics & Astronomy, will giving an oral presention titled "An Analytic Study of Molecular Motion in Cell Membranes." If you would like to attend it will be at 10:35 AM on April 11th in Room 100 of Castetter Hall, scheduled for a 12 minute talk and 3 minute question and answer session.

Helen Davis, of Anthropology, will be presenting her poster on "People as Islands: The Theory of Island Biogeography and Parasitic Infections across Human Populations." If you would like to see her poster it is #27 in Castetter Hall and she will be presenting her poster from 10AM to 12PM, if you would like to stop by speak with her.

Lai Xu, of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be presenting her post on "Source Based Morphometry Applied to Structural MRI Images to Identify Gray Matter and White Matter Concentration and Ratio Differences in Schizophrenia Versus Controls." If you would like to see her poster it is #30 in Castetter Hall and she will be presenting her poster from 1PM to 3PM, if you would like to stop by and s peak with her.

Date: 25 September 2007

Gordon Graduate Research Seminar Call for Papers

Greetings!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a Graduate Research Seminar to coincide with the GRC-Metabolic Basis of Ecology conference in 2008. This program brings together graduate students and post-docs from diverse backgrounds in a relaxed setting prior (July 5th - 6th) to the start of the main GRC (July 6th - 11th). We invite 200-word abstracts for participation.

Please E-mail abstracts to both: Puni Jeyasingh and Charles Price.

Abstracts submitted by April 1st 2008 will be considered for one of ten speaker slots. Graduate students and post-docs please mark your calendars. Senior scientists kindly apprise your group about this unique opportunity.

For more information go to: 2008 Program (Graduate Research Seminar: Matabolic Theory of Ecology)

Kindly post/forward this flyer as you see fit.

Sincerely, Puni Jeyasingh & Chuck Price.

Date: 7 February 2008

HHMII Scholar Paul Hooper has just been published!

Date: 30 January 2008

The first Science and Society Public Lecture for the spring semester:

Sun Light in Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate

by Veronica Vaida, Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado

5p.m. (2/14) @ University of New Mexico Conference Center, Rm G

Sunlight drives atmospheric chemistry and controls Earths temperature and climate. The photon flux is controlled by solar emission modulated by absorption by atmospheric gases, aerosols and clouds. The factors determining the characteristics of sunlight at a given altitude will be discussed to explain its effectiveness in driving processes relevant to climate. Sunlight initiated reactions of organic species in aqueous environments will be used to illustrate the basic chemistry driving the reactivity of the atmosphere in determining the temperature of the planet. The discussion will point to known and well understood facts as well as to fundamental processes not yet completely understood.

Date: 26 November 2007

Dr.Elizabeth Waters will be giving this weeks Departmental Lecture (11/29)

Date:11 November 2007

Sushmita Roy, PiBBs Alumna, is acknowledged through out UNM for her results released this week in Nature

Felisa Smith, Co-Director, “Size Matters: from individual to global scale patterns of body size over time” Departmental Lecture TUESDAY (Nov 13) at 3:30

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SEO Deadline of December 10th announced & Focus Groups information page launched.

Date: 1 November 2007

Helen Elizabeth Davis, PiBBs Scholar.

Invitation

Date: 8 October 2007

Apply for the Fall 2007 GRD!

The Graduate Research Development (GRD) Fund of $100,000 was established in 2000 by the New Mexico State Legislature after extensive lobbying by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). The purpose of the GRD Fund is to promote graduate and professional level research projects that have a direct impact on New Mexico’s communities.

In the past years the funding process proved to be a huge success, with
many research projects receiving funding to promote research that
directly effects UNM and New Mexico communities. I anticipate that this
year will be another great success, with a substantial increase in the
number of projects receiving grants from the GRD Fund.

Currently, two types of grants are available to apply for: High Priority
Research Project Grants and General Research Project Grants. Applicants
may apply for either a High Priority Research Project Grant or a General
Research Project Grant, but not for both. High Priority Research Project
Grants are awarded in amounts up to $5,000 for graduate students
collaborating on a research project with a New Mexico State Agency.
General Research Project Grants are awarded in amounts up to $3,000 for graduate students working on research projects either independently, or with a non-profit community service oriented organization. Please note
that the maximum amounts are for individual research projects regardless
of the total number of graduate or professional students working on the
project. Also, please keep in mind that funding is limited and this is a
competitive application process! If you have any questions please
contact me at gilberpe@law.unm.edu. Good luck on the success of your
application!

Penny Gilbert
GRD Administrator

General Application Instructions for the GRD Fund
All applicants may apply for either a High Priority Research Project
Grant or a General Research Project Grant, but not for both. Upon
completion, you must submit in person or by mail one (1) original
application and three (3) anonymous copies of the application by:

12:00 noon on Friday, November 9, 2007

To:
Physical Location
Student Union Building, Plaza (Lower) Level, Room 1021 by stairs in Atrium 2

Mailing Address
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Office
MSC03 2210,
SAC Box 103
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

  • The original application and all copies must be submitted together in a large envelope. Mailed applications must be received in the GPSA Office by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 9, 2007
  • All three (3) of the copies of the application MUST be submitted anonymously, with all references to the applicant(s)’ marked out or whited out! You may exclude the cover page on all three (3) copies of the application.
  • All applications must be typed.
  • Late applications will not be considered for funding!

A complete application will include:

  • Cover page (This can be downloaded from the GPSA website)
    • you only need one copy of this for your original application – the three anonymous copies do not require a cover page.
  • 3 page proposal
  • itemized budget
  • a letter of support from a UNM faculty member
  • letter(s) of support also required from a New Mexico State Agency for a High Priority Grant
  • letter(s) of support may be submitted for a General Priority Grant conducted in conjunction with a non-profit community service oriented organization.

Please see GPSA grants code for more information!!

UNM Pledges to be Red AND Green! A campus conservation campaign and pledge

Date: 17 September 2007

2 HHMI Interfaces Scholars @UNM PiBBs advance to PhD Candidacy

Erik Erhardt, Math and Stats and Ziya Kalay, Physics & Astronomy have recently advanced to PhD candidacy in their respective departments.

Date: 29th August 2007

HHMI Interfaces Scholars at the University of New Mexico, PiBBs

This month Maryrose Franko, Senior Program Officer for Graduate Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI; Chevy Chase, MD, USA) has initiated a new title for those that have been awarded fellowships through the HHMI-NIH Interfaces initiative. Our scholars, who were in the past called PiBBs Fellows will now be called HHMI Interfaces Scholars at the University of New Mexico.

This new title is meant to increase the prestige and national recognition of our scholars. HHMI Interfaces Scholars are based out of only 10 institutions that were awarded grants from a competition of 136 other institutions. These awardees, along with the University of New Mexico, are, Brandies; Carnegie Mellon University partnered with the University of Pittsburg; Johns Hopkins University; The New Jersey Institute of Technology partnered with Rutgers-Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry if New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School; The University of California, Irvine; University of San Diego; University of California, San Francisco; University of Chicago; and finally, the University of Pennsylvania.

Since the start of the program, PiBBs has sponsored nine HHMI Interfaces Scholar and although most of HHMI Interfaces Programs have begun supporting scholars on their own campuses, there are still fewer than 100 HHMI Interfaces Scholars nationwide. The results are that HHMI Interfaces Scholars at the University of New Mexico, PiBBs, find themselves in very select company. They are among the vanguard of scientists being trained with an Interdisciplinary approach to 21st century science.

HHMI Interfaces Scholars at the University of New Mexico are currently being recruited from Biology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics and from Anthropology. PiBBs, the Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences is charged by HHMI to produce a "cadre of scientists with the knowledge and skills to conduct research at the interface between the biomedical, physical, and computational sciences." http://www.hhmi.org/news/112205.html

We here at PiBBs think we've so far been very successful at doing just that. Learn more about HHMI Interfaces Scholars at the University of New Mexico, PiBBs and judge for yourself!

Date:July 31st, 2007

The UNM IGERT on Integrating Nanotechnology with Cell Biology and Neuroscience (INCBN) celebrates the first anniversary!

1st Annual Symposium on Integrating Nanotechnology with Cell Biology and Neuroscience, to be held on August 15, 2007 at the Science and Technology Park, 801 University Blvd. SE.

The objective of the Symposium is to provide a widely interdisciplinary forum for New Mexico practicing clinicians, biomedical scientists, development engineers, physicists, and chemists specializing in different fields to benefit from each other's knowledge and to stimulate new collaborations requiring their complementary expertise.

We’ve put together an excellent line up of speakers from UNM, Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Join us for a full day of presentations, a catered lunch, and end the day networking and viewing poster presentations by our INCBN IGERT Fellows, while enjoying beer/wine and hors d’ oeuvres! The symposium is free of charge; however, we do need attendees to register for food and beverage counts, and to stay within the room capacity. On-line registration and more information about the program can be found at http://sincbn.chtm.unm.edu/.  Attendance is limited to 125 persons, so register early!  Check the website for program updates and announcements

 

PiBBs Fellow releases Software Program

Erik Erhadt released his Stable Isotope Sourcing using Sampling (SISUS) program. For more information click here visit SISUS Website.

PiBBs Fellows take top places at the Biology Research Day 2007

Best Poster Presentation:
Erik Erhardt,
"Stable Isotope Sourcing Using Sampling (SISUS) ©."

Second Place Best Poster Presentation:
Sushmita Roy,
"Predicting protein–protein interactions using amino-acid composition."

 
   
   
         
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