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CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #25

I'm thrilled to announce a new CSUPERB program opportunity aimed at creating some truly exciting scie
CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #25
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I’m thrilled to announce a new CSUPERB program opportunity aimed at creating some truly exciting science! The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded us to offer a CSUPERB Ideas Lab program during AY 19-20. The back story is that our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan set a goal to “advance integrative, inter-disciplinary education, and team research.” ​Biotechnology researchers system-wide asked CSUPERB to support collaborative, inter-disciplinary research projects, to help build nationally competitive research teams, and to convene groups to explore problems worth solving for our regional communities and in the national interest. All that is to say, biotechnology researchers systemwide want to do truly exciting science and they think by partnering up they can do just that - no matter what sized campus or region of California from which they hail. And - NSF thought that was a compelling justification! Stay tuned for the Request for Applications (RFA) and details.
As we conclude the academic year, CSUPERB made travel grants, named Presidents’ Commission Scholars, and announced our AY 19-20 Seed Grant recipients. Needless to say, I’m excited by all that news, too. One new CSUPERB PI, Frances Mercer at Cal Poly Pomona, also received national attention for her work on sexually transmitted infections (see link to Science News article below). We wish Dr. Mercer and all the new CSUPERB PI’s and grant recipients a most productive summer and the freedom to make discoveries and think creatively! Happy Graduation season to all the CSUPERB-supported students system-wide!
[Watch the #CSUPERB hashtag on Twitter for breaking CSUPERB news and feel free to add the hashtag to your own news!]

Open CSUPERB Calls and Deadlines
We don’t have any open Requests for Proposals or Applications right now (so weird, right?). Stay tuned - things will start opening up again this summer!
CSUPERB News
SDSU Professor Battling Life-Threatening Disease Surprises His Students
Obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangles with immune system
Katie Wilkinson (SJSU, 16-17 Research Development PI & FCG member) ran a Neurophysiology Lab CURE for the first time this semester.
From Katie Wilkinson's Vertebrate Neurophysiology CURE lab this spring:  "This year's winners were Phylicia Sanchez and Blake DuPriest.They found that caffeine, but not alcohol, significantly decreased the range of pitch frequencies that were able to stimulate motor neurons and cause movement in the cockroach leg. "
From Katie Wilkinson's Vertebrate Neurophysiology CURE lab this spring: "This year's winners were Phylicia Sanchez and Blake DuPriest.They found that caffeine, but not alcohol, significantly decreased the range of pitch frequencies that were able to stimulate motor neurons and cause movement in the cockroach leg. "
What We're Reading, Attending, and Listening To
9TH CEPA SUMMER 2019 PROTEOMICS WORKSHOP
Liz Silva (UCSF) is asking for input on a nationwide study of practices in delivering training in responsible conduct in research, and rigor and reproducibility
Since it's summer, how perfect is this? Genomics Workshop Pilot and BugBBQ
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The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology provides grant funding to seed research projects and curriculum redesign efforts. We also run CSU I-Corps to help researchers investigate biotechnology commercialization. We organize the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. The CSUPERB newsletter publishes the fourth Friday of each month. CSUPERB Data Dashboard: https://csuperb.org/grants/csuperb-data-dashboard/

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