RISE EVENTS

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RISE Summer 2017 Events

STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Protein Purification

Contact: Dr. Erik Yukl, NMSU Chemistry and Biochemistry
May 23
3-5 p.m.
Chemistry Bldg. rm. 205
 Flyer   |   Roster

Expression and purification of recombinant proteins from bacteria.

STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Protein Purification

Contact: Dr. Erik Yukl, NMSU Chemistry and Biochemistry
May 25
3-5 p.m.
Chemistry Bldg. rm. 205
 Flyer   |   Roster

Macromolecular structure solution by X-ray crystallography.

STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
One Stop R 
Contact: Dr. David Daniel, NMSU, Applied Statistics
May 24 and June 1
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Business Complex rm. BC115
Flyer   |   Session 1 Roster   |   Session 2 Roster
A three-hour general introduction to R environment for statistical computing and graphics. Complementary to Intro to R for the Novice Programmer.
STARTUP Workshop
Statistics for Rigor and Reproducibility
Contact: Dr. David Daniel, NMSU, Applied Statistics
May 31 and June 8
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Business Complex rm. BC115
Flyer  |   Session 1 Roster    |   Session 2 Roster
Overview of implementation of statistical methods to enhance rigor and reproducibility in research.  Required for RISE students.
STARTUP Workshop
Navigating the Postdoc and the Faculty Position
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, NMSU Biology 
 May 31 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

William Conroy Honors Building Commons Room

 Flyer  

Visiting RISE Alumnus Dr Quincy Quick currently of the Tennesee State University Biology Department, returns to NMSU. He has advice to offer the next generation of graduate students who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

 STARTUP Workshop
Navigating Teaching
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, NMSU Biology 
 June 1st 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

William Conroy Honors Building Commons Room

 Flyer 

Visiting RISE Alumnus Dr Quincy Quick currently of the Tennesee State University Biology Department, returns to NMSU. He has advice to offer the next generation of graduate students who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

 STARTUP Workshop
Navigating Institutional Expectations and Culture          Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, NMSU Biology
 June 2nd 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

William Conroy Honors Building Commons Room

 Flyer  

Visiting RISE Alumnus Dr Quincy Quick currently of the Tennesee State University Biology Department, returns to NMSU. He has advice to offer the next generation of graduate students who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Basic Techniques in Mammalian Tissue CultureSystems
Contact: Dr. Amanda Ashley, NMSU Chemistry & Biochemistry
June 5, 6, and 7

9 am – 5 pm

Biology Annex
Limit 6 participants

Syllabus   |   Flyer   |   Roster

Since cultured mammalian cells are used extensively in research studies, this three-day workshop is designed to familiarize undergraduate and graduate students in the use of tissue culture systems for research purposes. It aims to provide teaching and training of generally used practices in tissue culture systems, and to convey general safety requirements and risks for working in a BSL2 laboratory.

 STARTUP Workshop
Navigating Postdoc and the Faculty Position
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano,                            NMSU Biology 
 June 14

11:30 am (refreshments served at 12:30)

Foster Hall room 231

Flyer

Visiting RISE Alumni Dr. Olivia George, currently of the University of Hawaii Biology Department, and Dr. Will Soto, currently of the College of William and Mary Biology Department, return to NMSU. They are bringing back advice to offer the next generation of graduate students, who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

  STARTUP Workshop
Securing a Professorship
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano,                            NMSU Biology 
  June 15

11:30 am (refreshments served at 12:30)

Foster Hall room 231

 Flyer

Visiting RISE Alumni Dr. Olivia George, currently of the University of Hawaii Biology Department, and Dr. Will Soto, currently of the College of William and Mary Biology Department, return to NMSU. They are bringing back advice to offer the next generation of graduate students, who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

  STARTUP Workshop
Job Talks and Interviews
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano,                            NMSU Biology 
  June 16

11:30 am (refreshments served at 12:30)

Foster Hall room 231

 Flyer

Visiting RISE Alumni Dr. Olivia George, currently of the University of Hawaii Biology Department, and Dr. Will Soto, currently of the College of William and Mary Biology Department, return to NMSU. They are bringing back advice to offer the next generation of graduate students, who will be faced with challenges as they navigate their career paths.

RSVP required.

STARTUP Workshop
Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis Strategies
Contact: Dr. Tracie L. Hitter & Dr. Anna Lopez, NMSU Counseling & Educational Psychology, Dr. Mary Alice Scott, NMSU Anthropology
June 23, June 30, July 7

9 am – 5 pm

Breland Hall room 175
Limit 30 participants

Flyer

Discussion of data collection will include interviews and observation, and other strategies of interest to participants. Data analysis will include techniques for coding data and introduction to NVivo qualitative data analysis software. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. NVivo gives you a place to organize and manage your material so that you can start to find insights in your data. It also provides tools that allow you to ask questions of your data in a more efficient way.

Participants should come prepared with a theoretical research question they would like to address.

 STARTUP Workshop
Rigor and Reproducibility
Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
July 18

9 am – 11 am

Foster Hall
Limit 10 participants

 Overview of the new NIH guidelines and expectations for experimental design and grant submission.
STARTUP Workshop
Fluorescence Microscopy Refresher
Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
July 19

9 am – 11 am

Foster Hall
Limit 10 participants

 Review of experimental design for confocal and epifluorescence microscopy: spectral separation; optical and digital resolution; image processing; positive and negative controls; replication.
STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Introduction to JMP Genomics
Contact: Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
July 20, 21, 24, 25, 26

9 am – 11 am

Foster Hall room 143
Limit 10 participants

Hybrid course uses lectures and self study to apply JMP Genomics to an open source dataset. JMP Genomics provides comprehensive tools to analyze rare and common variants, detect differential expression patterns, understand NGS data, discover reliable biomarker profiles, and incorporate pathway information into your analysis workflows. Extensive capabilities for expression analysis and genetic association studies simplify molecular marker discovery for disease prognosis or treatment response.
 

 

RISE Past Events

Past Events: Spring 2017

Biomedical Research Seminar: TBA

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

April 28th, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

Seminar by Dr. Manuel Amieva, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Immunology at Stanford University.
Biology Seminar: Paralells among Cancer and Injury: Drosophila as a model for a Transcriptional Response

Contact: Dr. Graciela Unguez, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology

April 13, 2017

4:00 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm)

Foster Hall rm 231

Dr. Michelle T. Juarez, Assistant Medical Professor from the Sophie Davis Program in Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, will present research focused on wound healing and injury repair within the context of developmental aging using Drosophila as a research model.  
Biomedical Research Seminar: TBA

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

March 31st, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

Seminar by Dr. Cecilia Moens from the Developmental Biology departmet at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.
Biomedical Research Seminar: TBA

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

April 7th, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

NMSU Faculty Spotlight: Seminar by Dr. Ryan Ashley from the Animal and Range Sciences Department.
Biomedical Research Seminar: Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer: How does a bacteria cause cancer?

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

March 10th, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

Dr Nina Salama, Dr. Penny E. Petersen Memorial Chair of the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, will present mechanisms and consequences of H. pylori infection of the stomach.
Biomedical Research Seminar: Replication Fork Repair

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

February 24th, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

 Dr. Susan Lovett, Professor of Biology at Brandeis University, will present genetic and biochemical approches to the study of DNA replication fork repair using the E. coli system.
Teaching Academy Seminar: African American Students Speak Out: A panel about what students need and desire at NMSU

Contact: NMSU Teaching Academy

 February 24th, 2017

2:30- 3:30 pm 

Milton Hall rm 50

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 A panel of African American graduate and undergraduate students discuss their experiences with faculty and staff members during their academic pursuits at NMSU. The students discuss topics such as the effects of colorblindness and the importance of cultural sensitivity and a curriculum that everyone can relate to.
Research Development Seminar: Strategies for Developing Competitive Proposals

Contact: Dr. Sudha Murthy, Director of Research Development

 February 17th, 20179:30 am- Noon

OR

1:30 – 4:00 pm

Anderson Hall

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 This 2.5-hour workshop covers fundamentals and best practices in proposal development and grant writing, irrespective of the discipline. The workshop will address valuable pointers and techniques, including:  

  • Analyzing an RFP–what do you look for?
  • Planning your proposal development
  • Contacting the Program Officer
  • Creating reviewer-friendly text
  • Understanding how reviewers read proposals
Biomedical Research Seminar:  Multi-scale Modeling of Chromosomal DNA in Living Cells

Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry

January 27th, 2017

3:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

Dr. Andrew Spakowitz, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Standord University, will present physical models that predict the organization and dynamics of chromosomal DNA in living cells, providing fundamental mechanistic insight and quantitative understanding of a range of biological processes

Past Events: Fall 2016

 Biomedical Research Seminar: The landscape of research in Autism Spectrum DisorderContact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry  December 2nd, 20163:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

  Dr. John Spiro, the Deputy Scientific Director of SFARI at the Simons Foundation, will highlight research efforts aimed at understanding biological mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders and the implications for improving diagnosis and treatment.
Biomedical Research Seminar:  Mitochondria function and regulation during stem cell differentiationContact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry November 4th, 20163:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)

Dominici Hall rm 109

Dr. Michael Teitell, Professor of Pathlology, Pediatrics, and Bioengineering at the University of California Las Angeles, will present the roles for metabolism and TCA cycle metabolites in regulating human pluripotent stem cell self-renewal and differentiation for applications in regenerative medicine.
Scientific Communication Skills for Your Proteges: A Collection of Activities That Any Mentor Can Implement

Carrie Cameron, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
 October 26th, 20168:30-11:30AM

Milton Hall Room 50

Research shows that mentors experience uncertainty and frustration when it comes to teaching scientific communication skills to their protégés, including protégés who are not native speakers of English. Importantly, the protégé’s attitudes about their own scientific communication skills also significantly impacts their career intentions by affecting their self-efficacy and identity as scientists. Therefore, this workshop will present a range of speaking and writing activities. Participants will understand the rationale for the activities, learn how to use them to best effect, and develop a plan for implementation (whether lab, classroom, or workgroup). This workshop is a 3 hour hands-on interactive session.
Biomedical Research Seminar:  Dengue and Zika and Chikungunya, Oh My!Contact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry October 21st, 20163:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)Dominici Hall rm 109 This NMSU Biomedical Faculty Research Spotlight will be on Dr Kathy Hanley, who will present the ecology of mosquito-borne viruses at home and abroad.
Biomedical Research Seminar: The Search for Drugs from the Sea, a Highly Interdisciplinary UndertakingContact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry October 7th, 20163:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)Dominici Hall rm 109 Dr William Gerwick, Professor at the UC San DIego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Services, will present success stories in developing new medicines from marine life.
Biomedical Research Seminar:  Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in DNA Double-strand Break RepairContact: Dr. Shelley Lusetti, RISE MPI, NMSU Biochemistry September 16th, 20163:30 pm (refreshments at 3:00 pm)Dominici Hall rm 109 Dr Patrick Sung, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at the Yale University School of Medicine, will focus on how the acidic protein DSS1 assists the tumor suppressor BRCA2 in nucleating the recombinase RAD51 onto processed DNA lesions to initiate their removal.
Why NMSU´s Research Funding Depends on our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Minority Serving Institution (MSI) StatusContact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology September 14th, 20164:00 pmDominici Hall rm 109 Dr. Serrano will delve into a primary source of economic support for NMSU´s research activities. She has made a detailed examination of the research funds that are apportioned  to NMSU particularly because of our institution´s MSI and HSI status.  She has also studied how HSI/MSI based-funding has positive economic effects across the entire campus.  Dr. Serrano will explain how our minority student population attracts resources that benefit all members of the university community.
RISE Student and Mentor Meeting August 19th, 201612:00 – 1:00 pm RISE mentors, staff, scholars, and affiliate PIs will meet for introductions and lunch.

Past Events: Fall 2015 – Summer 2016

STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Introduction to JMP Genomics
Contact: Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
July 21-22 & 25-27,
9-11 a.m.
Limit 10 participants
Foster Hall rm. 143
Hybrid course uses lectures and self study to apply JMP Genomics to an open source dataset. JMP Genomics provides comprehensive tools to analyze rare and common variants, detect differential expression patterns, understand NGS data, discover reliable biomarker profiles, and incorporate pathway information into your analysis workflows. Extensive capabilities for expression analysis and genetic association studies simplify molecular marker discovery for disease prognosis or treatment response.
 STARTUP Seminar
Health Disparities and the Environment
Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
 July 20, 3-5 p.m.
Talks in O’Donnell Hall rm. 111
Posters in O’Donnell Hall rm. 104
Limit 60 participants
 Lightning talks and research posters by NMSU faculty, staff, and students working at the interface of health, disparities, and environment in the border.
 STARTUP Workshop Qualitative Analysis Skills:
Introduction to NVivo
Contact: Dr. Mary Alice Scott, NMSU Anthropology
 June 29
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Breland rm. 175
Limit 21 participants
 This workshop is an introduction to NVivo, which is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. NVivo gives you a place to organize and manage your material so that you can start to find insights in your data. It also provides tools that allow you to ask questions of your data in a more efficient way.
 STARTUP Workshop
Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) 
Contact: Dr. Lisa Grayshield,NMSU, Counseling and Educational Psychology
 June 27-30
9-11 a.m.
O’Donnell Hall rm. 130
Limit 20 participants
 Day 1 Northern Direction, Physical: Scientific evidence directs our attention to the link between physical activity, stress, food and sleep. This workshop will include information on the functions of the Pineal Gland, how to nourish and decalcify it in achieving optimal health and well being. Day 2 Eastern Direction, Cognitive: Brain function is highly susceptible to the thoughts we think. This workshop will include information to improve ones cognitive functioning. Day 3 Southern Direction: Emotional Body and it’s impact on the decisions we make on a daily basis. We will further discuss the impact of trauma and stress as it relates to past experiences and how it impacts our thinking and learning in the present. Day 4 Western Direction, Spiritual Connection: In this workshop we will discuss the growing body of academic literature that promotes quantum science and a broader understanding of the cosmos in our ability to perceive the impact that our lives are having on a wider scale.
STARTUP Event:
BioEthics Bowl
Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
June 22
3-5 p.m.
Conroy Honors Bldg. rm. 8
Limit 20 participants
An informal discussion of complex case studies from the recent Bioethics competition. Ideal for those who are interested in scientific ethics and enjoy vigorous debating events. No prior experience necessary. Required for new RISE students.
STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Protein Purification

Contact: Dr. Erik Yukl, NMSU Chemistry and Biochemistry
June 20, 11 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m.
& June 21-24, 1-5 p.m. Chemistry rm. W364
Limit 10 participants
 Syllabus   |   Flyer   |   Roster
Five-day workshop introducing students to the principles and practice of protein purification, detection, and handling.

STARTUP Workshop
Statistics for Rigor and Reproducibility
Contact: Dr. David Daniel, NMSU, Applied Statistics
June 17, 8:20 a.m.-noon
BC115
Limit 30 participants
Faculty Only:
June 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
BC115
Flyer   |   Roster
Overview of implementation of statistical methods to enhance rigor and reproducibility in research.  Required for RISE students.
STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
One Stop R 
Contact: Dr. David Daniel, NMSU, Applied Statistics
Session 1: June 9,
8:30 a.m.-noon
Session 2: June 16
8:30 a.m.-noon
BC115
Limit 30 participants
Session 3 (faculty only): June 17,
1:30-5:00 p.m.
BC115
Limit 15 participants
Flyer   |   Session 1 Roster   |   Session 2 Roster
A three-hour general introduction to R environment for statistical computing and graphics. Complementary to Intro to R for the Novice Programmer.
STARTUP Webinar: Behavioral Research Methods
New Conceptual
& Measurement Models of Race-Related Stress
Contact: Jamey Rislin & Jessica Jackson, RISE Scholars, NMSU CEP Dept.
Webinar
June 17
1-3 p.m.
O’Donnell Hall rm. 111
Flyer
Dr. Shawn O. Utsey
, professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present new conceptual and measurement models of race-related stress. Specifically, the prolonged activation and anticipatory stress model of race-related stress will be presented. Empirical data supporting the model will be reviewed with discussion of future implications for research in this area. The workshop participants will be invited to share their own work in the area for the purpose of consultation. Questions and comments will be entertained throughout the workshop.
STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Basic Techniques in Mammalian Tissue CultureSystems
Contact: Dr. Amanda Ashley, NMSU Chemistry & Biochemistry
June 13-15, 9 a.m.-5 pm.
Biology Annex Room 106
Limit 6 participants
Syllabus   |   Flyer   |   Roster
Since cultured mammalian cells are used extensively in research studies, this three-day workshop is designed to familiarize undergraduate and graduate students in the use of tissue culture systems for research purposes. It aims to provide teaching and training of generally used practices in tissue culture systems, and to convey general safety requirements and risks for working in a BSL2 laboratory.
STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
Introduction to R: Immersion Workshop

Contact: Dr. Joe Song, NMSU Computer Science
May 16-27
MWF 10a.m. – 12p.m.
O’Donnell Hall rm. 041
Limit 12 participants
Syllabus   |   Flyer   |   Roster
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, etc.) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.
STARTUP Seminar & Workshop: Technical Skills
Introduction to Rheology and Viscoelasticity
Contact: Dr. Reza Foudazi
NMSU Chemical and Materials Engineering
May 16-18
SEMINAR: 9a.m.-12p.m.
GT337
Limit 60 participants
LAB: 1-3p.m.
ECIII 106/110
Limit 6 participants
Syllabus   |   Flyer   |   Seminar Roster   |   Lab Roster
The seminar will provide an introduction to rheology and the theory of viscoelasticity. Rheometry, the technique for characterization of fluids, will be discussed. In the hands-on workshop, students will receive hands-on training in data acquisition with NMSU’s new Discovery Series HR-2 rheometer (NSF 1438584).
STARTUP Symposium
4th Annual IWOK Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop
Contact: Dr. Lisa Grayshield & Sibella Salazar, NMSU Counseling & Educational Psychology
May 5 – 8
View schedule
Theme: 7th Generation: Decolonizing Our Lives
The primary purpose for this conference is to introduce students of the helping and healing professions to the foundations of Indigenous and Native American healing practices from practitioners and healers who have studies, and who continue to use this wisdom in their work. Speakers and practitioners from alternative modes of healing, including art, music, ceremony and plant medicine, will be sharing their wisdom in an open student panel followed by a performance of music and dance from indigenous artists.  This event is also sponsored by NMSU American Indian Programs, From the Ground Up, and SABA Wear.
STARTUP Seminar
Structure-based ligand design in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Hanley, NMSU Biology
Friday, April 22
3:30-4:30p.m.
Domenici 109
No registration required
 Dr. Peder Cedervall of Dart NeuroSciences in San Diego, CA, will be one of the RISE-sponsored speakers in the Biomedical Research Symposium hosted by NM INBRE.
STARTUP Workshop: Image Analysis Skills
Intro to Amira
Contact: Dr. Peter Cooke, Director, NMSU Core University Research Resources Laboratory (CURRL)
Thursday, April 21
Honors College Commons Room
Session 1: 10-11a.m.
Session 2: 2:30-3:30p.m.
Limit 30 participants each session
This workshop is an introduction to Amira, which is a powerful, multifaceted 3D software platform for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI, and many other imaging modalities. Amira enables advanced 3D image processing workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering.
STARTUP Seminar
Beyond editing: CRISPR-Cas9 for precision gene regulation and interrogation of disease
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Hanley, NMSU Biology
Friday, April 15
3:30-4:30p.m.
Domenici 109
No registration required
Dr. Antonia Dominguez is a former NMSU RISE scholar and is currently an ALS Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She will be one of the RISE-sponsored speakers in the Biomedical Research Symposium hosted by NM INBRE.
Research Leadership: Written Communication Skills
Preparing Research Manuscripts for Publication

Contact: Dr. Igor Sevostianov, NMSU Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Wed. Feb. 17
5:15-6:30p.m.
Foster (Biology)
rm. 146
Required for RISE students.
Dr. Igor Sevostianov, the Dwight & Audrey Chapman Distinguished Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NMSU, offers publication preparation workshops around the world. During this workshop, he presented an overview of the entire process from journal selection to manuscript preparation, peer review, and the final product. He also invited students to identify their needs for follow-up workshops that will provide intensive training in specific publication tasks.
Research Leadership: Written Communication Skills
Writing to Learn, Writing to Publish
Contact: Cathilia Flores, RISE Sr. Program Specialist
Online, Fall 2015 semester beginning Tues., Sept. 1
with monthly face to face meetings to be determined by student schedules
Limit 10 participants
Professionals use writing to think through their ideas from the moment of inspiration/inception to the many hours of developing solutions and presenting them to varied audiences. This workshop series helped graduate researchers use writing as a thinking and learning tool by writing a little (or a lot if inspired) every day and reflecting on their writing process.

  Past Events: Summer 2015

STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Basic Techniques in Mammalian Tissue CultureSystems
Contact: Dr. Steve Ontiveros, Dir. Cell and Organism Core Facility, NMSU Biology 
July 14-16
Tuesday:
9am-12pm
Wednesday & Thursday:
8:00-12:00pm &
1:00-5:00pm
Foster rm. 481 (mornings)
Biology Annex rm. 106 (afternoons)
Limit 6 participants    |    Syllabus   |   FULL: WAIT LIST ONLY – Admit & Wait Lists
Since cultured mammalian cells are used extensively in research studies, the three day workshop is designed to familiarize undergraduate and graduate RISE students in the use of tissue culture systems for research purposes. The workshop will comprise lecture and practical application that will expose RISE students to modern tissue culture techniques using a variety of cell lines. The workshop will provide basic understanding of tissue culture handling and propagation, provide an overview of biosecurity, biohazards and risks, and expand on current transfection technologies used in tissue culture systems. It aims to provide teaching and training of generally used practices in tissue culture systems, and to convey general safety requirements and risks for working in a BSL2 laboratory.
STARTUP Workshop: Imaging Skills
Introduction to Flourescent Probe Selection for Confocal and Epiflourescence Microscopy

Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
Monday July 13, 2:30-5 pm
Tuesday July 14, 1-5 pm (non cell culture participants)
Thurs TBA (cell culture participants)
Skeen Hall rm. W160
Limit 10 participants   |   | FULL: WAIT LIST ONLY – Admit & Wait Lists
Fluorophore selection is an important component of experimental design for imaging molecular targets. This hands-on workshop will provide handy tips for selecting fluorophores that match the excitation-emission constraints of your fluorescence imaging system and offer optimal spectral separation and photostability when combined with other fluorophores.
STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
Introduction to R for the Novice Programmer 

Contact: Dr. Joe Song, NMSU Computer Science
SECTION 2:
July 13 – 24
MWF 10am – 12pm
Science Hall rm. 113
Limit 12 participants   |   Syllabus   |   SECS. 1 & 2 FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED   |   Section 2 Admit List
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this statistical analysis software.
STARTUP Workshop
Introduction to Reproducibility in Research

Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
SECTION 2
Monday
July 13,
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Conroy Honors bldg. rm. 8
Sec. 2 limit 10 participants
The workshop introduces participants to the new NIH guidelines and expectations for research that is reproducible, robust, and transparent. Required for RISE students.
STARTUP Symposium: Analytical Skills
Advances in Analytical Real-Time Microscopy and Imaging
Contact: Dr. Jessica Houston, NMSU Chemical Engineering
Thursday, July 9
8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
O’Donnell Hall rm. 111
Limit 100 participants   |   Flyer   |   Program
Required for RISE students.
The “Advances in Analytical Real-Time Microscopy and Imaging” symposium will showcase three outstanding microscopists/imaging experts who develop novel hardware and software for single cell analysis and diagnostics. The first presenter, Dr. Jeffrey H. Price (9:10a.m.), will speak on his laboratory’s latest developments in quantitative microscopy, high-throughput and high performance imaging cytometry. The second speaker, Dr. Emily Gibson (10:10a.m.), will share her main research interests including new deep brain imaging methods using miniaturized microscopy. Finally, Dr. Kevin Eliceiri (11:30a.m.), will present on advances in multi-photon, high-resolution, and time-resolved fluorescence microscopy.  There will also be coffee and refreshments with the speakers at 8:30 and 11:00a.m.
STARTUP Symposium: Health Disparities & RCR
Challenges in the Development and Delivery of Vaccines
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Hanley, NMSU Biology
Wednesday, July 8
2:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
O’Donnell Hall rm. 111
Limit 100 participants   |   Flyer   |   Program
Required for RISE students.
Three experts in the field of vaccine development will present at the “Challenges in the Development and Delivery of Vaccines” symposium.  Dr. Susan Lederer of the University of Wisconsin Medical School will present “Vaccine Development: Historical Burdens, Scientific Opportunities, & Ethical Dilemmas” from 2-3p.m.  Dr. Shannan Rossi of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, will offer “Building a Better Alphavirus Vaccine” from 3-4p.m.  And Dr. Saad Omer of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and the Center for AIDS Research will close out the symposium with “Interventions for Reducing Parental Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine Hesitancy”.  There will also be coffee and refreshments with the speakers at 4 and 5:30p.m.
STARTUP Workshop: Analytical Skills
Protein Purification

Contact: Dr. Erik Yukl, NMSU Chemistry and Biochemistry
June 22-26, 1p.m.-5p.m.
Chemistry rm. W364
Limit 10 participants   |   Syllabus
Five-day workshop introducing students to the principles and practice of protein purification, detection, and handling.

STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
Introduction to R for the Novice Programmer 

Contact: Dr. Joe Song, NMSU Computer Science
SECTION 1:
June 15 – 26
MWF 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Skeen Hall rm. W160

 
Limit 12 participants   |   Syllabus
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this statistical analysis software.
STARTUP Workshop: Imaging Skills
CURRL Lab Tours
Contact: Dr. Peter Cooke, Director, CURRL Lab
Fridays
June 5, 12, 19, & 26
3-5p.m.
CURRL Lab, Skeen Hall rm. W152
 Limit 5 participants/tour
STARTUP Workshop: Health Disparities and RCR
Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) Epistemology: Research Theory and Practice for Health and Wellness
Contact: Dr. Lisa Grayshield, NMSU Counseling and Educational Psychology
June 15 & 16
Mon & Tues 2:30-4:30
Conroy Honors bldg. rm.  8
Limit 15 participants
IWOK is the collective epistemology of numerous indigenous tribal people groups from all over the world. Participants in this workshop will receive training in ethical and and responsible research methods that are informed from this perspective.
STARTUP Workshop
Introduction to Reproducibility in Research

Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
SECTION 1:
Wednesday, May 27
9-11a.m.
Conroy Honors bldg. rm. 8
This workshop introduced participants to the new NIH guidelines and expectations for research that is reproducible, robust, and transparent. Required for RISE students.

Past Events: Spring 2015

Research Leadership: Dissemination
Spring RISEFEST

Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
Friday, April 24
2:00-4:00p.m.
Refreshments at 1:30p.m.
Honors College
2nd floor lounge
RISEFEST showcased the research of our RISE Scholars to our mentors and advisory board.  Agenda
Research Leadership: Outreach
RISE/BRAiN Presentations to CAMP Students
Contact: Cathilia Flores, RISE Sr. Program Specialist
Wednesday, April 15
5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Milton Hall Rm. 16
Several RISE and BRAiN Scholars engaged CAMP freshmen in hands-on activities related to their research and discussed STEM education, research, and career opportunities with the students.
STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with JMP® Software from SAS Seminar and Workshop
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
Tuesday, March 31
noon-2:00p.m. GT 330
Lunch and Seminar
2:15-3:30p.m. Skeen W160
Hands-on Training Workshop
A range of topics related to implementing JMP® for research was presented in this seminar and hands-on workshop.
Research Leadership: Dissemination
Presenting Research Workshop: RISE Scholar GRAS Showcase

Contact: Dr. Elba Serrano
Monday, March 16, 4:00-5:00p.m., Chem 113 During this workshop, RISE Scholars presented their GRAS posters and received feedback from faculty based on the ABRCMS rubric.
STARTUP: Career Pathways
Supercomputing Research at UCSD

Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
Monday, March 9, 3:00-4:00p.m., HSS Auditorium (refreshments with presenter at 2:30p.m. in lobby) This talk presented by Dr. Amit Majumdar (San Diego Supercomputer Center & Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, UCSD) introduced participants to the supercomputers available at UCSD as well as at other NSF funded academic supercomputer centers under the umbrella of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).  Also discussed was how any faculty or researcher from NMSU can gain access to these supercomputers for research and education purposes.
STARTUP: Career Pathways
Careers and Opportunities in (Super)computing
Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
Monday, March 9, noon-1:00p.m., HSS Auditorium (refreshments with presenter at 11:30a.m. in lobby) This discussion lead by Dr. Amit Majumdar (San Diego Supercomputer Center & Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, UCSD) was about career opportunities that are available in supercomputing and computing in general in academic centers, national laboratories, and in industry.
STARTUP Workshop: Computational Skills
Introduction to Supercomputing

Contacts: Dr. Elba Serrano and Bleu Knight, Sr. Research Assistant NMSU Biology
Monday, March 9, BC 115, Multiple 1-hour sessions beginning at: 8:30a.m., 9:30a.m., 10:30a.m., & 1:30p.m This workshop by Subha Sivagnanam (San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD) introduced participants to supercomputers and high performance computing (HPC).
Preparing for the Professoriate:
Team Mentoring for Future Faculty
Contact: Dr. Graciela Unguez, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
Mandatory Orientation sessions:
Feb. 3, 10:30a.m.-noon OR
Feb. 4, 10:00-11:30a.m.Team Meetings 10:30a.m.-noon:
Tuesday section – Feb. 17, Mar. 3, 17, & 31      OR
Wednesday section – Feb. 18, Mar. 4 & 18, Apr. 1
The Team Mentoring for Future Faculty program aimed to reduce isolation and increase connection by building a cohort of protégés and helping students connect with some of the most supportive faculty across campus.  The program supported up to 20 protégés, who volunteered to participate.
STARTUP: Internationalization & Career Pathways
International Research & Study Opportunities

Contact: Cathilia Flores, RISE Sr. Program Specialist
Tuesday, January 27,
4-5p.m., Foster Hall 481
This discussion with representatives from NMSU’s Study Abroad Office and their colleagues from Ecuador introduced student participants to the many and varied opportunities for them to study and conduct biomedical/STEM research outside of the US. These opportunities are arranged, facilitated, and sanctioned by NMSU.

Past Events: Fall 2014

Preparing for the Professoriate:
Team Mentoring for Future Faculty
Contact: Dr. Graciela Unguez, RISE MPI, NMSU Biology
Mandatory Orientation sessions:
Sept. 16, 10:30a.m.-noon OR
Sept. 17 4, 10:00-11:30a.m.Team Meetings 10:30a.m.-noon:
Tuesday section – Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2      OR
Wednesday section – Oct. 15 & 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 3
The Team Mentoring for Future Faculty program aimed to reduce isolation and increase connection by building a cohort of protégés and helping students connect with some of the most supportive faculty across campus.  The program supported up to 20 protégés, who volunteered to participate.

Past Events: Summer 2014

Basic Techniques in Mammalian Culture Contact: Dr. Steve Ontiveros, Postdoctoral fellow NMSU Biology Shuster Lab Two-day workshop designed to familiarize students with the use of tissue culture for research purposes.
Protein Purification Contact: Dr. Erik Yukl, NMSU Dept. of Biochemistry Five-day workshop introducing students to the principles and practice of protein purification, detection, and handling.
Genomics for Non-Biologists Contact: Dr. Christy Andrade, Postdoctoral Fellow, NMSU Hanley Laboratory Five-day workshop designed for STEM graduate students who have little or no background in biology to familiarize them with concepts related to human genomics, genetic disorders, and personalized medicine.
From Nano to Pico Scale: Exploring the Invisible Contacts: Drs. Elba Serrano &
Peter Cooke
A brief introduction to the physics underlying electron and photon imaging, followed by an overview and tour of the facilities in the NMSU CURRL lab, which supports graduate research.

STARTUP Symposia: Summer 2014

How Biomedical Research is Improving Human Health
  • Physiology is the Key to Control PainDr. Yarimar Carrasquillo, Neuroscience Investigator, NIH
  • Faster, Sharper, Deeper: Advances in Biological Fluorescence Imaging – Dr. Peter Winter, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, NIH
  • Showcase of NMSU RISE Mentors – Drs. Mary Alice Scott (Anthropology), Omar Holguin
    (Plant & Environmental Science), and Erik Yukl (Biochemistry)
  • Freedom Despite Mechanism – Dr. Adina Roskies, Dept. of Philosophy, Dartmouth College
  • PTEN and Aggressive Prostate CancerDr. Richard Cuellar, Senior Vice President, CymoGen Dx
  • Leadership in STEM Disciplines – Dr. Lydia Villa‐Komaroff, Cellular Biologist and Member of the
    Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies of Science &
    National Academy of Engineering) and the Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the
    Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline (National Research Council)
Manifold Career Paths in STEM Disciplines
  • From Bench to Boardroom—A Life in ScienceDr. Lydia Villa‐Komaroff, Cellular Biologist and
    Member of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies
    of Science & National Academy of Engineering) and the Committee on Underrepresented
    Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline (National
    Research Council)
  • A Path through 7 Locations and 3 CountriesDr. Richard Cuellar, Senior Vice President,
    CymoGen Dx
  • Why I Chose a Career in ScienceDr. Peter Winter, Postdoctoral Fellow,
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, NIH
  • At the Helm: My Journey to Independent Investigator at the
    National Institutes of Health – 
    Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo, Neuroscience Investigator, NIH
  • An Upward Spiral – Dr. Adina Roskies, Dept. of Philosophy, Dartmouth College
Summer 2012 Seminars: RISE Biomedical Research
The Ethics of Medicinal Plant Research: Benefits, Burdens, and Choices Dr. Larry C. Ashlock, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute
Field to Pharmacy: Ethnobotany, Drug Discovery and Validation
of Traditional Medicines
Dr. Bradley C. Bennett, Director of the Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products,
Florida International University
Fall 2011 Seminars: RISE Biomedical Research
Field Cancerization in Human Breast Cancer Dr. Jeffrey Griffith, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico
Computational Approaches to Getting the Most from Genome-scale Data Dr. Lawrence Hunter, Computational Bioscience Program, University of Colorado, Denver
Summer 2011 Seminars: RISE Biomedical & Biobehavioral Research Colloquia
Plant-derived Vaccines: Progress and Potential for Future Development Dr. Hugh S. Mason, Dept. of Biomedicine & Biotechnology, Arizona State University
Fall 2010 Seminars: RISE Biomedical & Biobehavioral Research Colloquia
Targeting the Cytoskeleton for the Treatment of Brain Tumors Dr. Quincy A. Quick, Dept. of Biology, Grambling State University
and former NMSU RISE Scholar
Spring 2010 Seminars: RISE Biomedical & Biobehavioral Research Colloquia Series Poster
Neuroexocytosis: EnSNAREd in Brain Development and
Neuropsychiatric Disease
Dr. Michael Wilson, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of New Mexico
Novel Lipids for Designer Nanospheres Dr. George Negrete, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Texas at San Antonio
Combinatorial Complexity in Systems Biology Dr. Walter Fontana, Dept. of Biology, Harvard University
2009 Seminars: RISE Mentor Research Education Colloquia, RISE Scholar Professional Development
Preparing URM Students for Academic Environments Dr. Emilia O’Neill, Counseling Psychologist, NMSU Counseling Center
Promoting Graduate Student Success in Research and Ph.D. Completion NMSU RISE Mentor Panel: Drs. Arterburn (Biochemistry), Gutierrez-Spencer (Chicano
Programs), Herndon (Chemistry), Lusetti (Biochemistry), O’Connell (Plant & Environmental
Science), Shuster (Biology), and Thomas (Entomology, Plant Pathology, & Weed Science)
Negotiating the Postdoctoral Position NMSU RISE Mentor Panel: Drs. Herndon (Chemistry), Lusetti (Biochemistry), Shuster (Biology)
2008 Seminars: Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)
RCR Education Requirements in NSF and NIH Training Grants Dr. Elba Serrano, Dept. of Biology & RISE Program Director
Introduction to Ethics and Philosophy Dr. Timothy Cleveland, Dept. of Philosophy, NMSU
NMSU Research Ethics Policies Dr. Robert Czerniak, NMSU Associate Vice President for Research
NMSU Policies and Procedures for Research with Human Participants Manuela Quezada-Aragon, Director, NMSU Office of Compliance