Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Should we license CLC Genomics Workbench?

We need your input for making the right decision!

Dear Colleagues,

We invited QIAGEN to give four webinar demos of CLC Genomics Workbench’s features and functionalities, and we need to know if you find this software useful to your research before making a decision on the licensing.  Please follow the link below to submit your feedback no later than Sept. 6, 2016:


If you were unable to attend the webinar demos, you can watch the recorded sessions via the links below:

Session 1—Introduction and basic molecular manipulation (1hr)

Session 2—RNA-seq analysis (including small RNA) (1hr)

Session 3—DNA-seq analysis and epigenomic (ChIPseq) pipelines (1hr)

Session 4—De novo assembly and Microbial Module (metagenomics) (1.5hr)

Please let us know if you have any questions,

Yibu Chen and Meng Li
Bioinformatics Service Program
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California
323-442-3309 (Yibu)
323-442-3447 (Meng)

Bridge Arts and Science Alliance: Bridgeable mixer

Are you a scientist or engineer looking for an artistic way to publicize your research OR an artist looking for scientific inspiration? and funding for an interdisciplinary project?!

Then COME AND JOIN US for the Bridge Arts and Science Alliance Mixer!

Along with meeting artists, scientists, and engineers, you'll learn about funding opportunities for your multimedia project ideas. Our mission is to help students interested in convergent and interdisciplinary projects develop their ideas and connect with USC artists, scientists, and engineers to create innovative collaborations.

We'll have snacks, drinks, and games to get the ideas rolling.

WHEN:   Friday Sept 2nd
WHERE:    Front lawn of SCI

Can't make it to the mixer? Visit our website for more info and our calendar of future events!

Workshop for International TAs

USC Center for Excellence in Teaching Event

Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016 | 5:00-6:00pm
DML 240



Tuesday, Sept 8, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm
Ahamnson Center for Biological Studies, ACB 238

RSVP for Repeat Offering 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

EASC Grad Forum Series

EASC Grad Forum series returns in the 2016-17 Academic Year as part of the Graduate Professionalization Series, co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, East Asian Studies Center and Korean Studies Institute. This academic year, we present an expanded set of topics designed to provide USC graduate students with essential professionalization tools to help them embark on their academic careers, featuring faculty speakers from various USC graduate programs. The series is open to all USC graduate students. Please see this FLYER and details listed below.

Time Management
David Kang, Director of KSI and CIS | Professor of International Relations and Business
Monday, September 26, 2016  | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Portfolio Management
Brett Sheehan, Director of EASC | Professor of History and East Asian Languages & Cultures
Monday, October 31, 2016 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Care and Feeding of Faculty Advisors
Patrick James, Professor of International Relations
Akira Lippit, Vice Dean of Faculty in SCA | Professor of Cinematic Arts, Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages & Cultures
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Work-Life Balance
David Kang, Director of KSI and CIS | Professor of International Relations and Business
Wendy Wood, Professor of Psychology
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Dissertation Writing
Brett Sheehan, Director of EASC | Professor of History and East Asian Languages & Cultures
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Funding Applications
Carol Wise, Associate Professor of International Relations
Sonya Lee, Associate Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Religion
Monday, March 27, 2017 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Job Search
Erin Baggott, Assistant Professor of International Relations
Edgardo Perez Morales, Assistant Professor of History
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | SOS B40 | RSVP

Please RSVP at least a week before each workshop, if you would like to attend. We hope to see many of you there!


East Asian Studies Center
USC David and Dana Dornsife
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California
3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 100
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154
Tel: 213.740.2991

Job opportunities in whole-cell modeling @ Mt Sinai in NYC

The Karr Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking talented, ambitious researchers to help develop whole-cell computational models of individual cells, as well as new technologies to enable larger and more accurate whole-cell models.

Despite advances in molecular biology and genomics, we still do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype. We are developing whole-cell computational models which comprehensively predict how behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our goal is to use whole-cell models to advance bioengineering and medicine. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, involving systems biology, genomics, bioinformatics, data integration, parallel simulation, and software engineering, and highly team-oriented.

Desired skills/experience
Because whole-cell modeling is highly interdisciplinary, we're looking for team members with a broad range of skills and experience:
•         PhD, MS, or BS in computational biology or related field
•         Strong experience dynamical modeling, genome-scale modeling, cell biology, genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, and/or software engineering
•         Strong desire to tackle challenging problems and deep commitment to innovation
•         Abilities to think creatively and integrate diverse concepts
•         Passion for biology, bioengineering, and medicine

More information
Please see our website (http://www.karrlab.org/join) or contact Jonathan Karr (karr@mssm.edu).

How to apply
Please send a cover letter outlining your research interests and a CV to Jonathan Karr (karr@mssm.edu).

Jonathan Karr
Assistant Professor
Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology
Department of Genetics & Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Register for "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity" Symposium at UCI

The UCI Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism is hosting a Symposium titled "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity" on October 6-7, 2016 at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Register for the 4th Annual Research Symposium at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

We would like to invite you to present your ongoing, basic and translational biomedical research at the 4th Annual Research Symposium at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.    Our annual symposium is planned and conducted entirely by the graduate student body here at Cedars-Sinai. It is our belief that this symposium, by students and for students, provides a unique opportunity to foster inter-institutional relations all across Southern California and throughout the state.

This year we are proud to present our keynote speaker, Jeffrey D. Rothstein MD, PhD. Dr. Rothstein is the John Griffin Director of the Brain Science Institute and professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. He is the founder and director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, the largest collaborative academic organization dedicated towards understanding ALS and developing novel therapeutics.  Dr. Rothstein has made significant contributions to the scientific community, with over 250 peer reviewed publications and over a dozen patents on candidate drugs and biomarkers for ALS and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dr. Rothstein will embody the spirit of this symposium through his work at the intersection of medical practice and medical research.

We invite all who are participating to share their work and submit an abstract of no more than 500 words as part of their registration.  This symposium caters towards both basic and translational biomedical research. Masters and PhD students are encouraged to present a poster of their research, and outstanding abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.  Additionally, cash awards will be given out for best posters and presentations.  To register for the symposium and to submit an abstract, please go to www.graduatesymposium.org and click REGISTER NOW on the home page.  Please see the flyer attached for additional information and where to submit questions or comments.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you and your research this year.

- 2016 CSMC Graduate Student Association

Ryan Middleton, MS
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd , 1094 Davis Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-8940 | ryan.middleton@cshs.org