Weekly Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue 50

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Welcome to the Ides of March, a day in the Roman calendar originally earmarked for settling debts but later associated with the demise of Julius Caesar. So, this would be a good time to pay off your debts and maybe not make new ones. This is also a good month to move away from history and “march” into the future - and what better future than that of young scientists!  MSB’s EoE committee is proud to sponsor post-doc Cagney Coomer in today’s special seminar so we can learn of her award-winning outreach efforts to empower girls and share her love of science.







Wednesday and Thursday 4 pm
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 946 7851 1368  Passcode: MCBRIP
3/17 Rebecca Valls (O'Toole lab), Matt James (Cramer lab)
3/18 Larissa Dougherty (Avasthi lab), Haleema Malik (Bliska lab)

Madhu Sadanandappa, post-doctoral associate in the Bosco lab, has been recognized by the Genetics Society of America for inclusion in the Early Career Leadership Program. "I am thrilled that Madhu is included in this year's GSA Early Career Leadership Program. Madhu is a brilliant and hardworking bench scientist who makes serving the scientific community a priority. Whether it is mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, leading the post-doc association, or sharing her experiences so that others may benefit, Madhu is always ready to step-up and take the lead in community matters that really make a difference to people."
~Gio BoscoMSB is proud of you too Madhu!




For Graduate Students

This month’s Careers Coffee Hour is a 2-for-1 special!  Our guests will be Dr. Amy Hicks and Dr. Bambos Kaittanis.  Amy is a Senior Scientist at Korro Bio, a small start-up that is adapting on RNA editing technologies to treat human disease.  Bambos is a Senior Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, which is an established biotech focused on RNAi therapeutics.  Amy and Bambos will each give a short summary of their career paths, and then we will take your questions.  Please join us on Friday, March 19th at 11am!

Time: Mar 19, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 930 6318 2214
Passcode: 197256


The Urgency of Now: a Virtual Seminar Series on Health Disparities, Race and Racism
SAVE THE DATES Spring 2021- Thursdays at 12:00PM ET
March 11th, March 25th, April 1st, April 8th, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th
Complex factors contribute to the varying patterns and distribution of health and disease observed within the US and globally such that relying on antiquated notions about racial difference proves insufficient as an explanation for racial and ethnic health disparities. Engage with us virtually as we critically delve into controversies around defining r ace within science and as we explore contemporary bioethics in relation to biobanking and research participation. Guiding our focus will be the promise of the Black Women’s Health Study and the All of Us Research Program of the NIH, which are large-scale cohort studies, alongside the emergence of international genomics research that incorporates ancestry. Prominent social and environmental determinants of health in the US, including structural racism, will also be highlighted. The recent events of 2020, marked by social unrest due to anti-Black racism and disproportionate mortality from COVID-19 among Black, Indigenous, and Latino communities, will undergird our discussions.
RSVP to epidemiology@dartmouth.edu is required for Zoom details.


What To Read

Ides of March – March 15, 2021
As the word ‘ides’ refers to the middle of the month, the Ides of March is on March 15. Contrary to popular superstitious belief surrounding its origins, Ides simply marks the first day of the full moon in every month, typically falling between the 13th and 15th.

St. Patrick's Day
Who Was St. Patrick? Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

What To Listen To

Epic Celtic Music Mix - Most Powerful & Beautiful Celtic Music | Vol.1


What To Watch

Homer the Great


THE IDES OF MARCH - Release Date: 7 October 2011
Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from Academy Award® nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris' integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. The all-star cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.



How to Draw a Cartoon Leprechaun

This leprechaun is easy to draw and we will guide you through the drawing process with simple-to-follow steps using alphabet letters, numbers, and simple geometric shapes. Have fun.



Ides of March Caesar; a Tale of Two 'chovies

From food52

  •  2 whole hearts of romaine
  • 2 or 3 good, flat anchovies from a jar (oil that is)
  •  2 egg yolks (toss the whites out, you are not going to need albumen anytime soon, are you?
  •  2 leaves fresh basil (untraditional ingredient) Parmegiano reggiano
  •  1/2 teaspoon Coleman’s superfine powdered mustard
  • sea salt
  •  finely ground pepper
  • Squirt of lemon juice
  •  Drizzle(s) of olive oil
  • Sliced, day old French bread for crouton (singular)
  • Garlic clove(s)
  •  4 or more white anchovies aka boquerones
  • Heat your oven to 400 degrees
  • Take the romaine hearts and cross cut them into strips and spin them dry and hold
  • Rinse the flat anchovies in cold water and set aside to be chopped, quickly
  • Separate the eggs and “coddle” the yolks, as in, place them in ramekins in a bain marie and cook in a hot oven for no longer than 1 minute. Don’t forget to turn the oven off.
  • Bowl-a-rama. Whisk together egg yolks, dry mustard, basil, pepper, salt and anchovies, lemon juice and olive oil to emulsify and then toss the salad greens with the dressing
  • Meanwhile (your enemy is “meanwhile”), slice a demi-baguette into slices about ¾” thick, cut on the bias. This will be your crouton. In a ridged grill pan toast the bread slices. If you don’t have a grill pan figure something else out.
  • Cut the garlic into halves and rub the bread/crouton vigorously, as with fervor
  • Place one crouton on each plate and top with salad greens. Grate or shave parm over each portion, whichever looks better to you in a dark and crowded bar. Using kitchen scissors quickly snip the boquereones into small pieces to top off the salad.




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