The MCB Club is a group of students interested in learning about molecular and cellular biology. It's a great way to meet fellow students and be involved in the life sciences. During meetings, we invite guest speakers such as research professors or health professionals to speak to the club. We also have fun social events for our members. The MCB Club is open to students of all majors.
I am happy to inform you that Dr. Lindsay Allen, the director of the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center, will be giving us a tour of the WHNRC on Thursday, Nov. 1st (Tomorrow) at 1:00pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the facility and the research that takes place at the facility. You can even talk to Dr. Allen about her research interest, which is focused on the prevalence, causes, consequences and prevention of micronutrient deficiencies including iron, vitamin B-12, zinc, vitamin A and riboflavin. Depending on his availability, you might also have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Sean Adams, who, as mentioned before, studies the etiology of obesity and related metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
Event: WHNRC Tour
Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Location: Western Human Nutrition Research Center, we will be meeting in the LOBBY area. (Click here for map)
This week we will be having Dr. Draper present to us about his research. Some of you may have had Dr. Draper before for BIS 101, but if you haven't, this will be a good opportunity to learn about what his lab does and ask him any questions about stem cells in zebrafish. Dr. Draper is known to be very friendly and willing to help students out, so don't miss out on this event.
Event: "Sex changing fish: Germ cells play an active role in maintaining adult sexual identity." by Dr. Bruce Draper
There will be plenty of pizza and drinks provided.
Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Location: LSA 1022
I hope you all had an enjoyable and productive summer break. Our first MCB Club meeting will be this week. We will be going over what the club is about, our goals for this year, and membership requirements.
Event: General Meeting
Snacks would be provided.
Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Location: LSA 1022