ENGR-E443 – Introduction to Computational Tissue Biology

Dear Potential Students:

I am teaching Virtual Tissue Modeling in the spring 2021. This course will cover modeling of in-host viral infection and immune response, cancer and angiogenesis and embryonic development. I welcome interested graduate students and undergraduates. All that is required is an interest in modeling tissue development, maintenance and disfunction and some basic background in elementary biology and Python programming. We will use the CompuCell3D modeling environment (see www.compucell3d.org) so the programming load is fairly light.

You can find versions of the lectures adapted to a summer workshop format at: https://youtu.be/l1KIR-7hMdM

Please feel free to contact me for more information

James A. Glazier

ENGR-E443/543—A Project-Based Introduction to Computational Tissue Biology. While data-based approaches to biology are well-established and successful in many situations, mechanism-based modeling of biological phenomena (also known as virtual-tissue modeling) is a new and growing field, which can address problems which are outside the reach of data-based methods. We will consider the dynamics networks which provide molecular control of cell behaviors and how the effects of those intracellular responses differ in a spatial context (whether in a tissue or a bacterial community). We will introduce the modeling the biology of cell behaviors and interactions computationally and examine the hypotheses that such models can address. The course will also cover basic concepts of transport and diffusion of chemical species. The course will consider both the formulation of meaningful quantitative models and their translation into executable simulations. Simulations will use Python scripting in the CC3D modeling environment, with subcellular models specified using the Antimony/Tellurium extensions to Python. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from all areas of Computer Science and Informatics, as well as science students in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are welcome. By the end of the course, students will develop a simple model of a spatially organized system of interest to them and should understand how to design, build and apply virtual-tissue methods.

The course will include homeworks and a project, but no exams.

The course is scheduled to meet Tuesday 4:55PM-7:55PM virtually.

Prerequisites–an interest in biological phenomena at the cell, tissue and organ levels. Students should bring their own laptops for in-class programming exercises. No specific programming, mathematical or biological expertise is required.

If you have any difficulty registering for the course or would like more information, please e-mail at jaglazier@gmail.com or call me at (812) 391-2159.

University of Delaware – PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry

I write to share with you the outstanding opportunities available for graduate studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. We are currently accepting PhD applications for Fall 2021 in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry! We do not consider GREs in our evaluation process and do not require students to take this exam or submit scores. In addition, application fee waivers are available for applicants in need on a first come first served basis. Students may request a fee waiver by completing this online form.

Located in the greater Philadelphia area and within the heart of the mid-Atlantic region, our department serves as a leader in the molecular sciences by providing a setting where students, faculty and other researchers work together to expand the frontiers of chemical knowledge. Our department is home to thirty vibrant research groups that are tackling many of the grand challenges that confront our society. Students that consider our department will find that members of our faculty are global leaders in their respective fields working to push the boundaries of science, teaching and student mentorship. Our research places major emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, and is supported by an impressive range of fully staffed state-of-the-art instrumentation labs and support facilities. In addition, we host two NIH Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), as well as an NIH Chemical and Biology Interface (CBI) training program. UD Chemistry is also central to many multidisciplinary research centers on our campus including the UD Energy Institute, The Center for Catalytic Science and Technology and the Delaware Environmental Institute, among many others. Our proximity to UD’s College of Engineering enables cross-cutting connections with scholars and researchers that manage research programs that complement our own, marking UD Chemistry as a progressive hub for multidisciplinary science on campus.
As a measure of our current strength, research expenditures within our department approach $10 million annually, to support our nearly 180 full-time PhD students. All doctoral students are supported by a highly competitive stipend and full tuition waivers, which are both guaranteed for at least five years. These resources permit our students to comfortably focus on their research and education as they develop into independent scholars and prepare for the next stages of their careers.
I believe our department offers many advantages to excellent students, that are interested in pursuing advanced studies related to chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields. I invite you to learn more about our department and graduate program at https://www.chem.udel.edu/graduate/graduate-program-overview and to share this message with any students or colleagues that you believe may benefit from all that our program has to offer. A link to our graduate brochure can also be found here
Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can help answer questions about our program. I look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes,
Joel Rosenthal
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies & Research
  View the Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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2020 Statistics • ~175 Graduate Students
• ~350 Chem & Biochem Majors
• ~30 Research Groups
• Over $10 Million in External Grants
• 210,000 square foot Chemistry Complex Space        

Marquette University – PhD in Chemistry

Dear Undergraduate Chemistry Student:

Are you thinking about going to grad school? If so, I hope you will include Marquette University’s Chemistry program in your search.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our department offers exciting research opportunities in all areas of chemistry, including materials science. We currently have 12 faculty members and approximately 40 graduate students, conducting well-funded research in top-notch facilities. All graduate students receive financial aid in the form of teaching or research assistantships. Financial aid packages include competitive stipends and a tuition waiver. The benefits of pursuing graduate studies at Marquette are further described in the attached brochure.    

We will begin reviewing applications for the fall semester of 2021 in January. Instructions for applying to the program are found online at: https://www.marquette.edu/grad/programs-chemistry.php.

During the month of December, we will be hosting virtual office hours to give interested students an opportunity to speak with faculty and ask questions about our program. Join using the links below, or contact me to arrange an online meeting outside of these office hours. 

Thursday, December 10 from  4:00-5:00 pm (Central Time)

Tuesday, December 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm (Central Time)

Saturday, December 19 from 1:00-2:00 pm (Central Time)

Virtual office hours will be held in MS Teams. You can access Teams directly through your browser, or download a free version of Teams to your computer or mobile device. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.  We look forward to receiving your application.
Best regards,

Prof. Adam Fiedler
Department of Chemistry
Marquette University

Study Abroad Information

Planning to Study Abroad?

Keep in mind that many study abroad programs for summer, fall, and next academic year have deadlines in January or February.  If you are interested in going abroad during that time, and have not yet started the process, consult with the Office of Overseas Study and get started with their Study Abroad 101 online presentation. College ASPIRE Exchange applications will open in January, with a deadline of March 1st.

Kelley School of Business – MS in Finance

Complete in as little as 11 months, in-residence on the
Bloomington campus.

No business coursework of full-time work experience required.

Gain the financial expertise companies want – and need – with a deep dive into financial tools and concepts.

Rolling Admission | March 1 application deadline.
Learn more at kelley.iu.edu/programs/ms-finance/index.cshtml
or email Fabian House, Associate Director of Student Recruitment, at fmhouse@iu.edu.

2021 American Chemical Society IRES Application Now Open

On behalf of the American Chemical Society Global Outreach Team, it is my pleasure to announce the opening of the application window for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program.

The ACS IRES program is seeking applications from qualified U.S. undergraduate students to explore chemistry and chemical engineering lab research in an international setting. ACS has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021 (final research dates are determined between selected students at the host lab). This is a unique research opportunity for U.S. undergraduate sciences students to experience international research cooperation at its heart and developing their cross-cultural communication skills-a critical professional skill for researchers.

Selected students will receive a generous per diem stipend, housing allowance, round-trip economy class airfare to/from Germany, and health insurance while abroad. Additionally, students will participate (and receive financial support to attend) in the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego, California. A full list of program details, including financial allowances, eligibility and application instructions can be found here. This program is generously supported through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering.

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to challenge scientific and educational communities worldwide. Please note, while we fully intend to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to change, including cancellation, if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities in the United States or Germany.

Please pass on this excellent opportunity to your interested students. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Students should visit www.acs.org/ires to learn more and apply. Please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Vanderbilt Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program

I wanted to encourage you to inform your interested undergraduate students about our Quantitative and Chemical Biology program (QCB) Graduate Program. The QCB is a uniquely versatile program, looking to recruit individuals from quantitative STEM disciplines (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or Engineering), who would like to explore biomedical research. There is no application fee for anyone who has performed research in any area, and GRE scores are optional. Applications are due January 1st.

Vanderbilt is a fantastic environment for research and is consistently ranked within the top 20 in the nation. We are rooted in a tradition of collaboration, both among diverse research departments and between basic science labs and clinical physicians. Outside of the lab, we provide unparalleled support for career development for both traditional and non-traditional long-term goals, and we have spent the past several years enhancing these programs as national leaders. Finally, graduate students will receive full financial support that covers all tuition, fees, health insurance as well as a competitive stipend and a first-day bonus to help with relocation costs.

Phi Beta Kappa Public Service Scholarships

ΦBK Offers $5,000 Scholarships
The Society invites online applications for our Key into Public Service scholarship. The goal is to connect promising liberal arts and sciences students with opportunities in local, state, and federal public service careers and award $5,000 undergraduate scholarships to successful applicants. Membership is not required, but students must attend a Phi Beta Kappa chapter institution and participate in a virtual public service conference in June 2021 that will provide training, mentoring, and resources.

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, breadth and depth in arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others. Interested students can learn more and apply online until January 15, 2021 at pbk.org/ServiceScholarsApp.  

ISDH Internships

Indiana State Department of Health at IU

Friday, November 13, 2020
1pm – 2pm
Virtual Session

Representatives from the Indiana State Department of Health will provide an overview of the diverse departments within ISDH and share information about career opportunities with the state health department.

This session is well-suited to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic and career paths in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, and related fields.

This virtual session is open to all majors.

Students may register through Handshake or directly through Zoom.

Once you register, you will receive a separate email with your unique login link for this session.