BMB Weekly #20: May 19, 2023
Vol. 56, No.20
Student Views from our 2022–2023 Dean's Research Scholars
BMB undergraduate students Caleb Fisher and Darla Martinez were recognized as 2022–2023 Dean's Research Scholars and have shared their stories as undergraduate researchers.
Darla Martinez: The rewards of undergraduate research
Coming Soon: Fall Colloquium Series
The speaker list for the Fall 2023 BMB Colloquium Series will be available soon.
Mark Your Calendar
Summer 2023 ACES Program for ITAs
ACES (Academic Culture and English Skills) is a three-week intensive English and academic culture program aimed at helping incoming international teaching assistants (ITAs) adjust to the American university teaching and learning context prior to their first semester at MSU. The program focuses on strengthening oral communication skills in English and developing an understanding of the American educational system and the roles and expectations of TAs and undergraduate students at MSU. Registration must be completed by the department (not the student). Learn more here.
Save the Date: Graduate Program Assistant Spring Reception
Graduate Program Assistants are invited to attend the GPA Spring Reception held on Wednesday, June 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Chittenden Hall patio. Join the Graduate School staff for refreshments, swag giveaways, and more. Dean Pero Dagbovie will be opening the event with an address. Learn more and register here.
International Graduate Admissions Deadline
The deadline for international graduate admissions for Fall 2023 is Friday, June 16. Please ensure pending international graduate applications are finalized by that date and received by the Office of Admissions.
Awards, Grants and Fellowships
CTLI Graduate Fellowship
The Graduate School and the Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation (CTLI) at Michigan State University invites applicants for the 2023-2024 graduate fellowship cohort. Fellows can expect to join a welcoming community to learn with us, influence the future of higher education, and further develop as leaders and public scholars by becoming a Graduate School/MSU CTLI Fellow. Learn more here.
Fall 2023 ITA Support Classes - Advising Appointments and Registration Available Now
The ITA Program is currently scheduling advising appointments for international graduate teaching assistants interested in taking ITA support courses in Fall 2023. Learn more here.
COVID-19 Guidance for International Travel
To help field questions, Global Safety has developed a guide with recommended steps and resources. This is available as a PDF and on the Global Safety website at www.globalsafety.msu.edu/positive-COVID-19. The first step is to call ISOS for guidance.
One research associate (post-doc) position is available in the lab of Dr. Tommy Vo. This research position is to develop new biochemical methods for high-throughput in vivo mapping of localized protein interactomes in the fission yeast S. pombe. The work will employ genetic, genomic, molecular, microscopic and biochemical approaches to understand how proteins engage with different complexes within the cell. Overall, the associate can expect to develop excellence in three key areas: research, mentoring, and scientific communication. Learn more about this MSU Careers posting and apply at this link.
Research Associate, Fixed Term — Chruszcz Lab
This work involves production of recombinant proteins (allergens) and their characterization using different biochemical and biophysical methods. The work will also involve purification of allergens from natural sources. This work also requires planning, organization and execution of experiments. Moreover, it requires a detailed documentation of the performed experiments. It is expected that the candidate has the ability to work with significant quantities of inhaled and food allergens; proficiency in recombinant protein production and purification; and at least 3 years of experience in structural characterization of proteins using X-ray crystallography that is documented by relevant publications and the Protein Data Bank deposits. Learn more about this MSU Careers posting and apply at this link.
Research Associate, Fixed Term — He Lab
The successful candidate will have a solid background in cellular/molecular biology and developmental biology. Experience in neurobiology, disease mouse models, mouse behavioral analysis, and/or high-throughput sequencing experiments and bioinformatics analyses are a plus. Duties include: maintain mouse colonies, perform mouse behavioral analysis, perform mouse genetic analysis, histological analysis, and molecular analysis, collect data and analyze data, and write manuscripts. Learn more about this MSU Careers posting and apply at this link.
The Biological Sciences Program at MSU invites applications for a biology education research Postdoctoral Research Associate in developing a curriculum that explicitly supports connections across introductory biology courses. The Research Associate will join a diverse group of educators and discipline-based education researchers working to improve connections between courses in an introductory undergraduate biology curriculum. These courses are focused on supporting three-dimensional learning using evidence-based teaching approaches and are taught by instructional teams made up of faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants. Learn more about this MSU Careers posting and apply at this link.
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