SAFS Capstone student WANTED

The Padilla-Gamino lab is looking for a motivated, hard-working and curious student to join their team on a
project entitled “Mitigating the effects of global change on aquaculture in the northeastern Pacific Ocean”.
This large project has numerous sub-components, any of which could serve as the basis for a capstone project.
It would be ideal for someone interested in field work, climate change, invertebrates, and parental effects,
and learning how to conduct various physiological tests on both adult and larval shellfish. 

Work-Study Positions in Earth and Space Sciences!

Hello Advising Friends!

We are seeking 2 Work-Study-Eligible Student Assistants in Earth and Space Sciences:

-Student Services Student Assistant (EASS03)
-Office Assistant (EASS01)

Job descriptions, qualifications, and instruction for application can be viewed here:

Please feel free to share with your students as appropriate, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Thank you!

Unite UW!

Please help us spread the word for this great cultural exchange program that builds a bridge between domestic students and international students. Fall quarter applications closes on September 28th. And it is undergraduates only at this point.
Let us make this large UW campus smaller for you! Unite UW is now accepting fall quarter applications!
With approximately 31,000 undergraduates on campus, we understand the challenge to adapt and to connect. 

SAFS in the News: Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world

SAFS professor Julian Olden and postdoctoral researcher Lise Comte are featured in UW Today:
‘Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities.
But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters around the world? 

SAFS in the News: Decoding coral DNA could help save reefs from extinction

SAFS grad student James Dimond is featured on UPI Science News:
‘Marine biologist Ruth Gates sat down in an oversize wooden rocking chair at an oceanside resort here last week to talk about the next frontier in coral science and a new hope for saving coral reefs reeling from climate change: genetic technology.
“There are hundreds of species of coral, all with complex biologies and physiological traits that vary based on their DNA and environment,” Gates, director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, said while seated on a sprawling lanai overlooking acres of coral reefs awash in turquoise waters. 

SAFS in the News: Scientists to create digital encyclopedia of 3-D vertebrate specimens

SAFS professors Luke Tornabene and Adam Summers are featured in UW Today:
‘A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will daylight thousands of specimens from their museum shelves by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available online to researchers, educators, students and the public.
The project oVert, short for openVertebrate, complements other NSF-sponsored museum digitization efforts, such as iDigBio, by adding a crucial component that has been difficult to capture — the internal anatomy of specimens. 

SAFS in the News: Faculty Friday with Luke Tornabene

SAFS professor Luke Tornabene is profiled in the Whole U’s Faculty Friday:
‘Luke Tornabene hovers above the abyss, suspended somewhere between fathomless darkness and daylight, 800 feet above. A layer of condensation has formed on the interior of the five-person submersible—the product of warm air within the cockpit interacting with increasingly cold water without as the research vessel slips ever deeper into the dusk-colored Caribbean waters somewhere off the coast of Curacao. 

SAFS in the News: Look, It’s a Dead Mole Inside a Fish’s Mouth

SAFS professors Daniel Schindler and Trevor Branch and SAFS alum Peter Lisi are featured in Motherboard:
‘Wow, cool.

Nothing on the internet shocks me anymore. But seeing a fully-formed mole inside a fish’s mouth made me think, “Hmmm, yeah. I guess that’s kind of gross.”…
“Largemouth bass [like the one Mackinney caught] are particularly well-known for eating small mammals of various types. 

SAFS in the News: The New York Times recognizes UW student policy recommendations

SAFS graduate student Eleni Petrou is featured in UW Today:
‘In 2015, a harmful algal bloom damaged ecosystems, communities and economies across the U.S. West Coast. Fisheries essential to local economies faced long-term closures to protect human health. Marine life suffered mass die-offs. Climate change makes recurrent events likely, but there is little assurance that public policy will better support our communities and environment the next time. 

Job opportunity: Biological Science Technician

The following position is being offered at the Western Fisheries Research Center-Seattle, WA.
As a Biological Science Technician (Microbiology) in the Fish Health Section of the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

Designs and completes laboratory experiments including the expression of recombinant proteins and characterizing immunological tools for freshwater fish.
Test fish immune responses by quantitative RTPCR and flow cytometric analyses. 

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