Looking for a research opportunity this summer? Check out this internship from the Career Center!
Ascent Therapeutics, located in Heredon, VA, specializes in the field of peptides and G-protein-coupled-receptors. The intern will assist with day-to-day functions of biotechnology research in pharmaceutical development. This is a paid internship open to juniors and seniors, and the complete description from the Tunnel is attached.
This Carleton-specific internship is open ONLY to current Carls, which means that every applicant has an excellent chance of getting it. If you’re interested, apply by submitting your resume and cover letter through the Tunnel by Thursday, March 1. And as always, feel free to come into the Career Center with any questions.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Two Short Stories in Nanomaterials:
Synthesis and Bio-inspired Applications
Currently, the field of nanoscience encompasses chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology, among others. In this lecture, I will present two projects that encompass progressively the field of nanoscience from the synthesis of novel nanostructures to using nanoscale materials as an interface to study the dynamics of cell behavior. The synthesis work will showcase inorganic nanoparticles synthesized via low-temperature solution routes in compositions and morphologies not observed in the bulk with an emphasis on the synthesis of intermetallic compounds of Au3M (M= Fe, Co, Ni) and hollow alloyed particles of Co-Pt. In addition, I will present our work using combinations of topographies at the nano and microscale to understand the effect of microenvironments on cellular morphology. The geometrical tuning of ordered arrays of nanopillars and micropillars elicit specialized morphologies in adherent cells. Systematic analysis of the effects of the pillar radius, height, and spacing reveals that stem cells assume either flattened, polarized, or stellate morphologies in direct response to interpillar spacing.
Periodic Table Meets This Week
Periodic Table meets this Thursday in the LDC. We meet at noon in the chemistry hallway and walk over together, or you can join us there. If you are off board, the department will cover your lunch.
Interested in Tutoring?
Tutor one-on-one with a Northfield student for about an hour a week! The college constantly receives requests for tutors from the community. Sign up to fulfill one of these requests by following the link (https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/act/tutoring/students/) and filling out the Tutor Profile form. You will be added to the list of interested tutors and contacted when they find you a tutee match! Matches are based on subject area, and the greatest area of need is in math and science! Contact vangb or steidele with questions. This program is supported by the ACT Center under the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE).
University of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
The University of Michigan has an NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) designed to help underrepresented students who want to enter doctoral programs prepare to apply to excellent Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences. Up to nine applicants will be selected to enter the program on July 1, 2012. All admitted students receive tuition support for one course per term, a salary ($21,000), and benefits including health and dental insurance. In addition to research, PREP students have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school applications. See the attached for more information. Application deadline: April 21, 2012.