Weekly Newsletter: Vol. 2 Issue 3

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The senseless killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, the abusive and unwarranted treatment of Army Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario during a traffic stop, the preposterous defense for George Floyd’s murderer, the fatal shooting of 13 year old Adam Toledo, and the opening of an art exhibit (Promise, Witness, Remembrance) to honor innocent victim Breonna Taylor are evidence of the pervasive racism and unrelenting police brutality against black Americans.

We, the members of the MSB EoE committee, express our deep sympathy for any person suffering from racial trauma and we stand in solidarity with those impacted. None of us are free until we are all free.

Solidarity actions that we can all take are to:
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

Write your representatives:

Mentor students from underrepresented groups:

Reach out to your lab members and colleagues, have open dialogue, and show your support.

We’re going to fight racism not with racism,
but we’re going to fight with solidarity.







Congratulations to Xiaofeng Wang and his lab!

Dr. Wang's R01—"SMARCB1 regulated SWI/SNF
complex function in Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors"—from NCI began April 1.


This new section of the MSB newsletter will feature the career paths of former lab members. Submit information about MSB trainees here.
Huy Nguyen, former MSB/MCB student and Bosco Lab alum, recently launched a new biotech company Acuity Spatial Genomics | Visualize the 3D Genome. After earning his Ph.D., Huy went off to do a post-doc with Ting Wu and George Church at Harvard Medical School. While there, he co-invented a new in situ sequencing and genomic visualization technology called OligoFISSEQ.

Acuity's super-resolution technology has the ability to elucidate chromatin architecture, such as TADs and loops or enhancer-promoter complexes, and reveal their 3D topologies and conformation.


EVP Rick Mills to Hold This Year's First Town Hall Meeting
The town meeting webcast will be available on April 21, 2021 at noon.


What To Watch


The Flea Tapeworm(Dipylidium  caninum) Plain and SimpleA heartwarming tale of tapeworms and fleas.


Viral (2016)

Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

What To Read

Parasitic worms found in medieval human remains hold secret for eradicating them today

Link to article.

By Michael Price Sep. 1, 2020 | Science


What To Listen To

TWIP Podcast

This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) is a podcast about eukaryotic parasites started by Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier. Daniel Griffin, MD joined the team in January 2015 and added not only his expertise in infectious diseases, but began a new feature of TWiP, the case study.

What's gotten into you? In this hour, Radiolab uncovers a world full of parasites.

Could parasites be the shadowy hands that pull the strings of life? We explore nature's moochers, with tales of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and even mind-controlled humans (kinda, maybe). And we examine claims that some parasites may actually be good for you.


Barbecued Worm Sandwiches

  • 8 hot dogs, each cut lengthwise into 6 strips
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce Save $
  • 8 slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese
  • 8 sandwich buns, split, toasted


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat hot dog strips over medium-high heat until strips begin to curl.
  2. Gently stir in barbecue sauce until hot dog strips are coated. Heat until bubbly.
  3. Place slices of cheese on bottom halves of buns. Top with hot dog mixture, and cover with top halves of buns.



I have received a COVID vaccine. Do I need to continue testing?

Yes. Vaccinated individuals are required to continue ongoing testing as directed by Occupational Medicine. Experts are still working to learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide, and everyone who receives a vaccine should maintain precautions such as wearing a face covering, physical distancing, handwashing, and avoiding travel and gatherings.

If you work on-site, or will begin working on-site this year, please review the Employee COVID-19 Resources pagehttps://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/covid/index.html to learn the details.

How and where to get COVID-19 vaccine in New Hampshire

All Granite Staters age 16 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.
How and where to get COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont
Students call Dick's House, at 603-646-9400.

Faculty and staff call Axiom Medical at 877-502-9466 or primary care provider.

Do not visit Dick's House or your primary care provider without calling first.
Health screening guidelines.

Website Links for your Reference:
Schedule your COVID test: https://health-clinics.dartmouth.edu/
Dartmouth COVID information: https://covid.dartmouth.edu/
COVID Testing FAQs:  https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/covid/index.html
Employee Testing Policy:  https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/pdfs/eetestingcovid.pdf

To voluntarily submit your completed vaccination information to Axiom Medical and provide consent to Dartmouth's limited use of this information please complete the following form: http://dartgo.org/vax

Employees who do not have access to a computer or mobile device with a camera or scan function may make an in-person 5 minute appointment with Human Resources to obtain assistance in completing the online form. An appointment may be scheduled using this link: http://dartgo.org/i95 or you can call HR at 603-646-3411.

Coronavirus Information

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