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Save the Date!  Friday January 20, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the CEG Integrative Technologies Support (ITS) Core will offer a Workshop on Single-Cell RNA Sequencing. Presenters confirmed at this time include Mario Medvedovic, PhD, Director of the UC Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Chia-I Ko, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Genetics & Molecular Toxicology; and Rathnakumar Kumaragurubaran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Developmental Biology, and Director, scRNA-seq Core, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 11 AM - 1 PM Friday January 20, Room 121 Kettering.  All are welcome.

Integrative Technologies Support (ITS) Core Funding Available: CEG members are eligible for ITS Subsidies (i.e., matching funds) for use of certain cores and services, including Bioinformatics support. PIs with currently funded CEG Pilot awards may receive pro bono Bioinformatics support for the CEG-funded project. Details and an application form can be obtained on the ITS Core Web page.

    Portrait of Xiang Zhang PhDThe Genomics and Epigenomics Sequencing Core (GESC) has introduced its new NextSeq 2000 and, as Core manager Xiang Zhang, PhD, reports, is offering a reduced rate.  The new reduced rate will be automatically applied to samples submitted after November 1. Looking forward, PE 2x300 bp sequencing is expected to be available early next year, which can be used for 16S metagenomic sequencing.  Dr. Zhang and the Core have an online form for requesting services: CEG investigators who use GESC services should self-identify as CEG members, in order to enhance Center reporting of research productivity. CEG members also should indicate on the form whether they would additionally like their data to be transferred to the CEG Bioinformatics Core (Director: Mario Medvedovic, PhD). The Bioinformatics Core offers long-term data storage, as well as options for highly sophisticated data analysis.

    Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Research Focus Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All are welcome.  For details please contact Katherine Burns, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences. For details about the CEG's ImmunoToxicology Forum contact Jagjit Yadav, PhD

    Meet our latest New Investigator Awardee (NIA 2022 - 2024) Photo of Nalinikanth Kotagiri, PhDNalinikanth Kotagiri, Ph.D., MBBS, Assistant Professor, UC College of Pharmacy. Dr. Nalinikanth's research interests are primarily in therapeutic agents, but recently Dr. Kotagiri was awarded a $484,000 DoD grant to protect skin from ultraviolet light: MRP Idea Award: “Engineering skin microbiome to generate natural sunscreens for prevention of melanoma” (Role PI. 7/1/21 – 6/30/24). CEG Associate member. Mentor: Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD.

    On a biennial basis, the Center for Environmental Genetics may recognize up to three New Investigator Awardees (NIA’s) for a 2-year term. These are promising junior tenure-track faculty members with demonstrated interest in environmental health science. NIA’s receive $25,000 in salary support and associated benefits each year, contingent on 1st year performance.  Applications for New Investigator Awards must include a nomination letter from the proposed mentor, copies of the applicant’s and mentor’s CVs, and a personal statement by the applicant specifying his or her plans for environmental health research over the 2-years of CEG funding. The statement should include planned NIEHS grant submissions. 

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    The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system is used to submit applications electronically to NIEHS and other NIH agencies. It is also used to ensure PIs' compliance with timely reporting of Human Subjects Study inclusion enrollment data, etc. Delays and errors in Human Subjects reporting via ASSIST can jeopardize individual and Center funding; hence, this guidance on Navigating ASSIST for Human Subjects and Clinical Trials, is important for PIs and their staff: PPT slides accessible here (PDF). Webinar recording accessible here (mp4 file). A copy of the required Human Subjects questionnaire for preparing reports to ASSIST may be downloaded here: PHS Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Information (fillable PDF).  


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