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Life Science: What's Next in Genomics? at Torrey Pines Science Park

April 26, 2012 from 4pm to 8pm
The Science:Hear from cutting edge scientists about their work in genomics and how their work is making an impact on "What's Next?".  Find out why their work has the potential to revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed and treated.Networking and Career development:Throughout the entire event, you will be able to network with fellow scientists from industry and academia. Additionally, we will have a career panel in between our two scientific presentations for those interested in learning about…See More
Mar 29, 2012
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San Diego Science Symposium -- Life Science: What's Next? at Torrey Pines Science Park

October 27, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm
Life Science: What's Next?Cancer Cell DiagnosticsThe ScienceHear from cutting edge scientists about their work in cancer cell diagnostics and how their work is making an impact on "What's Next?". Find out why their work has the potential to revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated. Networking and Career development:Throughout the entire event, you will be able to network with fellow scientists from industry and academia. Additionally, we will have a career panel in between our two…See More
Oct 13, 2011
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Career Night: Your Future in Science, Technology & Business at UC San Diego, Extension - Sorrento Mesa Center

March 25, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm
Job market fluctuations bring both change and opportunity. At Career Night, explore new and emerging trends happening in science, technology and business, meet other professionals who share your interests, learn tips and trends from local professional associations, and attend a variety of informative workshops.
Mar 23, 2009
Will Alaynick commented on Zhigang She's blog post I am looking for collaborator in Atherosclerosis research
"Have you considered using vessels collected from cattle/beef? They may not have as great a percentage of lesion, but may have substantial lesions."
Mar 18, 2009
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2009 Nap In at Price Center Ballroom UCSD, La Jolla CA

March 9, 2009 from 12pm to 5pm
From noon to 5 at Price Center Ballroom at UCSD there will be a lecture by Sara Mednick, PhD followed by napping in recognition of the shift to Daylight Savings Time.Dr Mednick's work shows that napping can improve several forms or learning (motor, perceptual, verbal) and creativity.See More
Mar 6, 2009
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2009 Nap In at Price Center Ballroom UCSD, La Jolla CA

March 6, 2009 at 12pm to March 9, 2009 at 5pm
From noon to 5 at Price Center Ballroom at UCSD there will be a lecture by Sara Mednick, PhD followed by napping in recognition of the shift to Daylight Savings Time.Dr Mednick's work shows that napping can improve several forms or learning (motor, perceptual, verbal) and creativity.See More
Mar 6, 2009
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2009 Nap In at Price Center Ballroom UCSD, La Jolla CA

March 6, 2009 at 12pm to March 9, 2009 at 5pm
From noon to 5 at Price Center Ballroom at UCSD there will be a lecture by Sara Mednick, PhD followed by napping in recognition of the shift to Daylight Savings Time.Dr Mednick's work shows that napping can improve several forms or learning (motor, perceptual, verbal) and creativity.See More
Mar 6, 2009

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Science Interests
I am currently working on the molecular biology and electrophysiology of spinal cord development.
What is your major field of interest? (choose all that apply)
Biomedical Sciences
About Me:
I am a Research Associate at The Salk Institute (www.salk.edu), in association with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (www.hhmi.org) and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (www.cdrf.org). Additionally, I am a founder of ScholarNexus, LLC (www.scholarnexus.com) and a consultant for Insulindependence (www.insulindependence.org), a 501c3 non-profit supporting people with diabetes.
What is the name of your organization, school, or company?
Howard Hughes Medical Institute at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
What best describes your current position? (choose all that apply)
Post-Doc, Owner
At MySDscience you want to:
Make new connections, learn about science, share my science, learn about what other San Diegan's say about science, spread the word about the Science Festival, Read and Post science blogs, events, and pictures
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US Still Behind in Math and Science

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 7:34am 0 Comments

Maria Glod, a Washington Post Staff Writer, has a good overview of the problem in her story for the Washington Post today (). The US has had the same levels of performance as in the mid-1990's. While we may want to point out that the US gets a lot of Nobel Prizes, perhaps reflecting some creativity, we cannot deny that our youth have a reduced basic knowledge of the facts.… Continue

Put Down The Coffee!

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

The New York Times reported today on San Diego's Dr. Sara Mednick, a associate professor at UCSD. In her study, performance was assessed after three interventions: a nap, 200mgs of caffeine, or a placebo. The results: performance in motor and verbal tasks improved by napping, but not caffeine.

So while you may feel like you are typing faster after a cup of coffee, you are making more mistakes, too.



Dr. Mednick is part of the San Diego… Continue

Supercomputers

Posted on November 23, 2008 at 5:05pm 1 Comment

The US has shown a long standing lead in computer technology at the high end. New players in Europe and Asia are looking to potentially dethrone the US as the leader in the fastest supercomputer. The current leader, IBM currently has a machine at Los Alamos that can perform 1.1 petaflops--about a million times faster than a decent desktop personal computer. Because of the ever falling price of CPUs, it is now possible to built supercomputers at a much… Continue

A tall glass of water

Posted on November 16, 2008 at 9:24am 0 Comments

Because it costs $15,000 per pint to bring water into space, NASA developed a system that can convert other um...'fluids' into drinkable water. NASA sent "jars of sweat" to researchers asking them to get drinkable water from this other less thirst-quenching sources of water.



This example of pushing technology and our perceptions of clean water sources has huge Earth-bound implications. In 2006, waterborne diseases were estimated to cause 1.8 million deaths each year while about 1.1… Continue

Do you smell something burning?

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 8:27am 1 Comment

It might be some Higgs bosons. The Large Hadron Collider started up today and I think we are all slightly nervous for two reasons. Firstly, that they might not find anything and they will have spent 14 years and $8 billion on a very large potential wine cellar or subterranean 17-mile jogging track. Secondly, that they might find something and inadvertently start some weird 'quantum fire' that scorches our bosons--if you know what I mean. Keep that fire extinguisher… Continue

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At 9:40am on October 17, 2008, Maureen Hoatlin said…
More points than Larry?? Wow.
At 12:16pm on September 25, 2008, John Young said…
Hi Will,
The Namkalb System Engine (N.S.E.) uses a combination of forced air (wind)-pressuring water against an instrument that engages a turbine & produces an energy source that can be stored . NDA 4+
At 6:27pm on September 18, 2008, Tara Alpert said…
I hope to find out this year.
At 9:03am on September 9, 2008, Dan Lewer said…
Will, I enjoy your sexy bald head.
At 1:27pm on August 29, 2008, Kelly Lagor said…
Sure - I'll start up an account at that site and post the blogs there as well!
At 1:23pm on August 13, 2008, Sabrina Koperski said…
ups, that was a bit misleading. Thank you:) Ok, so I am 27yrs old (seems like didn't finish my thought); though sometimes it feels like I have been studying that long - lol
At 11:20pm on August 11, 2008, Brian Maytorena said…
Hello Will, as a matter of fact I do know your sister Kathy the English teacher. She's very funny at staff meetings.
At 3:00pm on July 24, 2008, James Fowler said…
I need all the help I can get!
At 7:45pm on July 17, 2008, Lorem Que-Morachis said…
hi will! canada is fantastic... you should come and visit sometime :P
At 7:52am on July 8, 2008, George said…
Will, good to see you last night at the meeting. Thanks for coming out...
 
 
 

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