The Graduate Group in Pharmacology and Toxicology (PTX) at the University of California, Davis, is an interdisciplinary program that combines coursework and experimental training in modern approaches to pharmacological and toxicological problems. The group is comprised of more than 80 faculty members from the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Biological Sciences. Areas of research span fundamental and translational research in a broad spectrum of areas within pharmacology and toxicology, including cardiovascular pharmacology, cancer therapeutics, neuropharmacology, drug discovery and design, neurotoxicology, pulmonary toxicology and environmental toxicology. Students complete core courses in pharmacology and toxicology and carry out research rotations during their first year of study. The program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and all Ph.D. students receive financial support.
Here's what current UC Davis PTX students had to say when asked what their favorite aspects of the PTX program are:
CHECK OUT UC DAVIS INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS!
PTX students have been successful in being awarded these fellowships in the past. Some fellowships are restricted to specific hometown locations, research specialties and other eligibility criteria so please take a look to see if there are specific fellowships you could apply for: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/continuingfellowships.html. The application for UC Davis Internal Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students is due prior to 11:59:00 p.m. PST on December 1, 2012. The link to the online application system may be found here: http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/prospective/applicationlanding.html.
PTX GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES SUPERFUND AWARD
Erika Fritsch, a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Isaac Pessah, received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Prize at the 25th National Meeting of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Her poster entitled, Non-coplanar PCBs and Ca2+ signaling in teleost species, was chosen from among nearly 100 presented.
OPEN POSTDOC POSITIONS AT UNC CHAPEL HILL AND EPA AT RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
There are four open positions in the UNC curriculum in toxicology: https://apps.research.unc.edu//postdoc_job/position_details.cfm?job_id=276
UCD CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER AND SOCIETY TRAINEESHIPS FOR FALL 2013
The UC Davis Climate Change, Water, and Society (CCWAS) IGERT is recruiting doctoral students for Fall 2013. Doctoral students admitted to the CCWAS IGERT will receive stipends of $30,000 per year for two years, plus fee waivers. For more information, including a complete description of the CCWAS program and application materials, please see http://ccwas.ucdavis.edu. Interested applicants should apply by mid-January. Due to NSF requirements, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for CCWAS IGERT funding.
APPLY FOR A NORCAL SOT GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DECEMBER 31
The NorCal Society of Toxicology is offering awards to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the time of the annual meeting, are a member of SOT and NorCal SOT, and who have an abstract accepted by SOT for presentation at the annual meeting. Applicants must provide a copy of their abstract and a brief letter of support from their major advisor. Cash award(s) will be based on merit, including the quality, impact and novelty of the science. Applications are due by December 31, 2012. Winners will be notified by February 1, 2013. Awards will be presented at the NorCal SOT Reception at the Annual Meeting. For more info visit http://www.toxicology.org/ai/af/awards.aspx
SOT SPECIALTY SECTION AWARDS: APPLY FOR A NEUROTOXICOLOGY SPECIALTY SECTION AWARD BY JANUARY 31, 2013
One of the many SOT specialty sections that offer awards is the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section (for more information on awards from other specialty sections, visit http://www.toxicology.org/ai/af/awards.aspx). The NTSS offers a poster award for outstanding research presented at SOT. Membership to NTSS is free for students if it's the first SOT specialty section group they've signed up for. Current Graduate Students in attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting are eligible. Submission requirements include a copy of the SOT submitted abstract no longer than one page and a letter of support from the Graduate Student's advisor outlining the Graduate Student's independence and role on the research. Submit abstract and letter of support to the Chair of the Student Awards Committee. Submission deadline: January 31, 2013. Poster pdfs are due by February 28. More info at: http://www.toxicology.org/isot/ss/NTSS/awards.asp