On Wednesday, we had our second campus lab tour with Dr. McKenney.
Dr. McKenney gave a brief presentation about the biology of motor proteins and their function in the cell, then explained the various techniques used in his research to better understand a specific motor protein, Dynein. Students were then taken into the lab to look at the equipment used during the research. He explained the various functions of different pieces of equipment and their role in his research, and walked students through the process of amplifying and isolating proteins to study under the microscope.
Last Wednesday, we took a break from our on-campus lab tour series to visit Novozymes. We began with a short introduction to the biotech company, its background, and the large variety of products they produce using enzymes and microorganisms. We were shown their multiple departments with cutting edge technologies and robotics.
The students got to see the inner workings of the company and daily tasks that researchers were completing. We got to see latest robotic technology used for testing samples and also got to interact with the technicians present. We got to see the communicative trichology like the telepresence and have a better understanding about career paths at Novozymes.
This Friday, we started our lab tour series for Spring Quarter with Dr. Albeck's Laboratory. Our participants started their tour with Dr. Albeck's short presentation of his interests, experience, and research. He shared a glimpse from his childhood and the path he took in order to get to his current research. Dr. Albeck's Lab research is about the EGFR/Ras/MAPK network and how it plays a role in cell signaling, cancer, and developmental disease. It's a very promising model system for studying signal transduction with the use of traditional and computational methods. We hope you've learned and enjoyed this lab tour and look forward to the other ones we have in store for you this quarter! We hope to see you all in our other lab tours and events!
We had our Round Table on Thursday, April 20, with our esteemed panel of professors from the College of Biological Sciences: Dr. J. Clark Lagarias, Dr. Andrew Fisher, Dr. Julian Maloof, and Dr. Dave Wilson. Each professors gave a short introduction about their research, experience, and projects. Then, participants were able to rotate from professor to professor in groups of 3-4 people and were given about 15 minutes to talk to our panelists and discuss their career goals, internships, and research, to name a few. We would like to thank everyone who came to the event and we hope you were able to not only learn more about science and research field, but also be able to network with our professors and even got some advice. We also like to give a huge thank you to our panelists of professors who took their time and participate in our event. We look forward to seeing you all to our future events!
We had our first general meeting for the spring quarter on Thursday. We gave information on what our club is all about, our past and future events, and membership. Then we ended the meeting with a Speed Friending activity to provide our members a chance to actually get to know each other. They talked to multiple people about anything they wanted, whether it be about classes, their major, their hobbies, and more. We hope you all can connect with each other and build your network.
Thank you for coming and please come out to our future events!
Hello everyone! It's finally the end of Winter Quarter 2017! Good luck on your finals next week. you all can do this! Anyways, last week - March 9, 2017, ASBMB along with the Biotechnology Club. Biomedical Engineering Society, and Net Impact hosted a game night collab. This was a good break from all the midterms, papers, and stress from everything. We started off with a short presentation of our respective clubs and then we proceeded with our game night! We had pizzas, cookies, and juices that we snacked on while chatting, meeting new people, and playing games. Everyone played different games that were brought in by the members (thank you!) but in the end, everyone came together and played Cards Against Humanities. Thank you all for coming and participating and we hope you had a good time and even got de-stressed from all the hustle and bustle of the last remaining weeks of Winter quarter!
Hello everyone! We collaborated with Biotech club here in UC Davis to present a graduate student panel event. Our panelists: Daniel Steele, Hannah Waterhouse, Hung Doan, Rachel Baarda, and Paul Kasemsap; belonging in the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences gave us a brief introduction and overview of their respective researches. After their presentations, they answered questions from our guests and gave us insights on how to get into research and how life in grad school is like, to name a few. I hope all your questions have been answered and even sparked some interests in going into grad school and pursuing research. Thank you for coming and remember, don't be afraid to reach out and go talk to your professors and graduate students as this might be your first step in starting your research path! Good luck!
On Thursday, we had a tour around the facility of Marrone Bio Innovations. Marrone Bio Innovations is a company in which the primary core strength are biopesticides. Their products help customers control pests, improve plant health, and increase crop yields. Disciplines from biology, chemistry, and genetics are welcomed, and there are lots of UC Davis graduates who also work at MBI. Everyone works together, and products are produced with care.
We were able to see the work environment, products, various machines, plants, and even their break room with a foosball table. Seems like a fun working environment! Thank you for coming on the tour, and we hope to see you attend more in the future!
Hey'all! Thank you for coming to our first general meeting for this winter quarter! Last Thursday, we gave you information on what ASBMB is, how to become a member, our exciting events for this quarter, and also introduced our (almost) complete board for 2016-2017 school year. We mentioned "almost" as we are looking for 2-3 interns to finally complete our board members of the school year. This event also included a senior panel consisting of four 4th year members and current board members of ASBMB (Karishma, Christina, Camille, and Sydney) who shared their experiences, tips, and advice that will hopefully help you on your undergraduate years and also, in choosing your future respective career paths. We hope everyone had fun and thank you so much for coming! We hope to see you again in our other events! *We also would like to thank Dr. Morand for being with us in this event!
Hello ASBMBers! We're almost reaching the end of this quarter so I hope you're all doing well! This Thursday, we were given an exclusive lab tour led by Dr. Callis herself. We were given a short presentation not only about her research and but also on how to get into research and its paths. Dr. Callis' research focuses in getting a better understanding of ubiquitin modification system's role in plant biology. After her presentation, she gave us a tour around the laboratory building, her laboratory, and where the model plants are being grown and kept. I hope this lab tour was beneficial and even sparked your interest in pursuing a career path in research!
Our second general meeting on Wednesday, October 19, was a panel by Dr. Elyse Lord and Dr. Larry Morand, where they gave their input and suggestions regarding how to go about asking for letters of recommendation. We hope that you guys have your questions answered and feel more confident in approaching professors for letters. Sometimes it's best to connect through your professor intellectually than to feel like you have to ask to go out for some coffee in order for them to know more about you. Remember, be confident, send friendly reminders, and be yourself! Thank you for attending our letters of recommendation panel.
It's the start of ASBMB for the 2016-2017 school year! Last night we had our first general meeting and gave information regarding membership, past events, and overall what the club is all about. Since we are looking to complete our board, we also mentioned the positions open. We played an icebreaker game called Pass the Red Blood Cell and whoever caught it introduced themself and answered a 'Would You Rather' question. Very interesting and funny answers, you guys!
Thank you for attending our first general meeting. Hope you become members of our club, because we'd love to see all of your faces more often!
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