Last Week Was Rough

January 30, 2017 Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger. Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger….[deep breaths] As a female scientist in the early days of her career, at what … Continue reading Last Week Was Rough

Accolades for Two Former Scripps Directors

Originally published by The Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD Emeriti Association and Australian academy honor Kennel and Haymet Former Scripps directors Charles Kennel (left) and Tony Haymet Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego directors Charles Kennel and Tony Haymet have been granted prestigious awards that recognize past and current achievements … Continue reading Accolades for Two Former Scripps Directors

Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation

Originally published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Mismanagement threatens dwindling population of small porpoise Vaquita trapped in fishing net. Photo: NOAA Fisheries The vaquita, a small porpoise found in the upper Gulf of California, is more than just a critically endangered species, say researchers. It is also an emblem of a failing approach to … Continue reading Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation

ComSciCon comes to San Diego: Great Science, Terrific Writing, and Zombies!

Originally published by The BMS Times San Diego is a well-known hub for science enthusiasts. From industry and drug discovery to geosciences and environmental conservation, there’s something for everyone. It’s hard to contend with the diverse array of meetings and conferences that come through San Diego, so as a graduate student navigating the broad spectrum … Continue reading ComSciCon comes to San Diego: Great Science, Terrific Writing, and Zombies!

Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs

Field study successfully tests a new tool for tracking ocean acidification Former Scripps graduate student Yuichiro Takeshita with BEAMS on Palmyra coral reef A team of researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography used a groundbreaking instrument package to assess the chemistry of coral reef environments at a time when scientists are concerned about … Continue reading Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs

Debashis Sahoo: From Computers to Cancer Genomes

Originally published by Calit2 Debashis Sahoo, an assistant professor in both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego, has been selected as a participating member of the Cancer Genomes and Networks program at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Members of the Cancer … Continue reading Debashis Sahoo: From Computers to Cancer Genomes

“When I was in Grad School…” with Arshad Desai

Biomedical Sciences Chair Dr. Arshad Desai is known for pushing students to think. I mean, really, really, think. Ask any UCSD Biomedical Sciences student and they’ll tell you how much it paid off to have Arshad in the classroom, helping students develop into more thoughtful readers and problem solvers. As a student, you gradually stop … Continue reading “When I was in Grad School…” with Arshad Desai

Around the Pier: Scripps Student’s Work Distinguishing Bacterial Species Honored

Nastassia Patin awarded 2016 Frieman Prize Scripps Oceanography graduate student and Frieman Prize winner Nastassia Patin Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego graduate student Nastassia Patin is this year’s recipient of the Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research. The prize is awarded to one distinguished Scripps Oceanography … Continue reading Around the Pier: Scripps Student’s Work Distinguishing Bacterial Species Honored