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2023 Sigma Xi – ATP Bio Research Symposium & Poster Session
November 15, 4-7pm
290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Sigma Xi and ATP-Bio have partnered to explore current research taking place within the engineering research center. Linnea Warburton will present an overview on ATP-Bio, and then discuss some of the ATP-Bio projects that are currently taking place at Berkeley.
There will be a poster session to follow the talk and food and drinks will be provided.
We hope you can join us!
All are welcome!
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Equity
Lisa M. Jones
Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California San Diego
Date: September 14, 2023, at 4:00 PM
Location: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
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About the Speaker: Lisa M. Jones is the Chancellor’s Associate Endowed Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Georgia State University. She received postdoctoral training in structural virology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and in MS-based protein footprinting at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research is focused on extending the protein footprinting method fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) coupled with mass spectrometry into complex model systems. Her lab has extended the method for in-cell analysis to provide structural information across the proteome. She has further developed the method for in vivo analysis in C. elegans, an animal model for human disease. Her lab aims to understand the biological causes of health disparities in cancer and other diseases.
About the Event: This talk will focus on research in health disparities as well as efforts to increase diversity in the STEM pipeline. Although health disparities can be attributed to socioeconomic factors, there are underlying biological differences that also manifest in certain diseases. Professor Jones’ research focuses on understanding the biological dissimilarities that lead to resistance to certain cancer drugs in African American women. This presentation explores the development of a new structural biology method to study this. It will also discuss her thoughtful and innovative approach to building greater representation in STEM fields for underrepresented student populations. Some of these approaches include teaching courses about health disparities that link STEM subjects to Black studies as well as advancing initiatives to recruit and retain students in STEM disciplines.
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2023 Stanford Berkeley UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium
Date: November 17, 2023
This will be a virtual event. If you are interested in viewing it,
please register for the webinar here.
About the Event: The Stanford.Berkeley.UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium is a platform designed to highlight the work of exceptional early-career scientists in the broad field of quantitative biological and biomedical sciences, with a track record of research productivity and demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
For the past three years, we have held this event to increase the quality and diversity of our faculty applicant pools by highlighting outstanding scholars in the life sciences, interpreted broadly to include research in engineering, chemistry, physical sciences, and computational fields with a biology focus.
This symposium is a virtual event in collaboration between Stanford, Berkeley, UCSF, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub-San Francisco, to showcase early career scientists with a track record of research productivity and demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
The Next Generation Faculty Symposium has been an important forum to highlight faculty candidates in our Bay Area community and around the country. A majority of the Next Gen speakers from previous years have gone on to accept faculty positions at universities across the US.