Biochem BS/MS Application Deadline is May 1, 2015

Brandeis Juniors (class of 2016) in Biochemistry who are already working in a lab and are confident of a high GPA should take note of the Joint BS/MS Biochem  program at Brandeis. Application must be made to the graduate school by May 1 of your Junior year.  To apply, you will need approval of your lab PI and of the UAH (Dan Oprian).

Please be aware that this program requires a significant amount of effort, but may be to your benefit if you are already close to completing the requirements.

Isaac Krauss Wins 15th Annual Strage Award

Dr. Isaac Krauss, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will be awarded the 15th Annual Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage Award for Aspiring Young Science Faculty on Wednesday, April 15 in Gerstenzang 123 at 2:00 PM.

In his annIsaac Kraussouncement, John F. Wardle, Chair of the Strage Award Selection Committee, said “Isaac has been recognized as one of the up and coming scientists in the field of chemical glycobiology. His work on carbohydrate recognition and direct evolution has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News and Faculty of 1000 Prime, and reviewed in Nature Chemical Biology and Current Opinion in Chemical Biology.

Dr. Krauss has also received the 2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the 2012 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award.

Learn more about Dr. Krauss’ research

William T. Newsome to Receive 2015 Pepose Award on March 18

William NewsomeWilliam T. Newsome, a Stanford neuroscientist, will receive the 6th annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Science on March 18. Newsome will deliver a lecture, “A New Look at Gating: Selective Integration of Sensory Signals through Network Dynamics,” on March 18 at 4:00 PM. The lecture will be held in Gerstenzang 121 and is open to the public.

Professor Newsome’s research at Stanford has helped scientists better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior. Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and is the Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute.

The Pepose Award is funded by a $1 million endowment through a gift from Brandeis alumni Jay Pepose ’75, MA’75, P’08, P’17, and his wife,  Susan K. Feigenbaum ’74, P’08, P’17, through the Lifelong Vision Foundation. The endowment also supports graduate research fellowships in vision science.

Learn more

Bio, Neuro BS/MS Application Deadlines are May 1, 2015

Brandeis Juniors (class of 2016) in Biology or Neuroscience who are already working in a lab and are confident of a high GPA should take note of the Joint BS/MS Biology and/or BS/MS Neuroscience program at Brandeis. Application must be made to the graduate school by May 1 of your Junior year.  To apply, you will need approval of your lab PI and the appropriate UAH (Rachel Woodruff for Biology; Paul Miller for Neuroscience).

Please be aware that this program requires a significant amount of effort, but may be to your benefit if you are already close to completing the requirements.

Summer 2015: “Introduction to Microfluidics Technology”

Students are in the cleanroom during training.

Students in the clean room during training

The annual one-week course offered during the summer of 2015 is “Introduction to Microfluidics Technology” (June 22 – 26). It will be held at Brandeis University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Bioinspired Soft Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Brandeis. It is intended for graduate students, post docs, faculty and industrial scientists and engineers interested in utilizing microfluidic technology in their work, in both physical sciences and life sciences, and does not assume any specific prerequisites.

SUMMER COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT 2015

Microfluidic Xmas Tree

Shantanu Jadhav Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

Shantanu Jadhav

Shantanu Jadhav, assistant professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and one of our newest faculty members, has won the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Jadhav’s research focuses on how the hippocamus and the prefrontal cortex interact and communicate with each other.  This activity influences the brain’s ability to learn, remember and make decisions.

More information about Shantanu Jadhav’s research and the Sloan Research Fellowship can be found at Brandeis NOW.

 

 

New SPARK Award Program Aims to Stimulate Entrepreneurship

From the Office of Technology Licensing:

The Brandeis Virtual Incubator is excited to launch a brand new funding program,  SPARK Awards, to stimulate entrepreneurship on campus and help bring your ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to life. The SPARK Program will provide pilot funding for innovative projects that will have a positive social, educational or financial impact in the area of the environment, education, computer science, healthcare, economic solutions, or social needs.

We would like to invite members of the Brandeis Community (faculty, staff and students) to submit an application

We will be awarding $50,000 to be shared among the most promising proposals.

Come get your questions answered at one of our upcoming Info Sessions: 

  • Thursday, February 26, 1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. (IBS, Chancellor’s Suite)
  • Friday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  (Volen, Room 101)

Deadlines: Preliminary Proposals are due by Friday, March 6th

Please note the SPROUT Program for bench research, lab space and/or lab equipment will continue into its 5th year!

For more information on each program go to our website or contact the OTL program leaders, Anu Ahuja for SPARK and Melissa Blackman for SPROUT.

“Scientist of small things”

IMAGE: BMXIMAGE (from Forbes India)

IMAGE: BMXIMAGE (from Forbes India)

Forbes India recently named Brandeis post-doc alumna Prerna Sharma as one of India’s “30 under 30″. Sharma, who worked in Prof. Zvonimir Dogic’s group in Physics, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Read the original at Prerna Sharma: The scientist of small things, or perhaps her 2014 Nature paper on Hierarchical organization of chiral rafts in colloidal membranes

 

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