Postdoctoral Associate (Neurodegenerative Diseases) – LaVoie Lab (65073)

first_imgA Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the LaVoie Lab inthe Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseaseat the McKnight Brain Institute. The overall goal of the LaVoie Labis to elucidate the earliest molecular events responsible for adultonset neurodegenerative diseases. The lab approaches thesedevastating disorders from both the perspective that specificinherited gene mutations linked to familial forms can providevaluable insight, as well as maintaining a focus on aspects of thefar more common sporadic forms. The research is funded and directedby Professor Matthew LaVoie in the Department of Neurology and thelab employs a diverse array of state-of-the-art tools to accomplishthese goals including a series of novel knockin animal models,iPSC-based neuronal and glial cultures, and CRISPR/Cas9 genomeediting.The LaVoie Lab is located in a vibrant neuroscience researchatmosphere that includes the Center for Translational Research inNeurodegenerative Disease, the Biomedical Sciences Center, theCenter for Neurogenetics, the McKnight Brain Institute and theFixel Institute for Neurologic Disorders. The successful applicantwill join dedicated, experienced and highly motivated researchersand collaborators. The research is fast-paced and exciting, thelaboratories are modern and well-equipped, and there are superbopportunities for advanced training in relevant techniques.A recent PhD, MD or MD/PhD, and experience in a field directlyrelevant to neurodegenerative diseases. Applicants should haveexcellent oral and written communication skills, and experience inthe collection and analysis of data. Preferred candidates will havea strong record of productivity from previous training experiences.They must have a high level of independence in the design andexecution of in vitro and in vivo experiments.Salary will be commensurate with experience andqualifications.The successful applicant would join a team studying familialParkinson’s disease centered on pathogenic mutations in the Parkinand LRRK2 genes. Parkin is a ubiquitin E3 ligase which is highlyexpressed in neurons. Autosomal recessive, loss-of-functionmutations in the Parkin gene are associated with an often earlyonset form of Parkinson’s disease. The appointment represents asuperb training opportunity to learn/apply skills in cell culture,iPSC maintenance and differentiation, and primary cell culture workfrom novel mouse models. High content image analysis, along with adiverse array of biochemical assays will be used routinely.Applications should include a CV, cover letter of intent, and alist of 3 references with contact information. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue untilposition is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Matthew LaVoieat [email protected]; however, applications must be submitted online.All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education.The selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s SunshineLaw. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Nose runs to Hockey Cuppers victory

first_imgBrasenose won their second Mixed Hockey Cuppers title in three years after defeating a combined LMH/ Trinity side 1-0 in at Iffley Road. Both sides had had extremely difficult routes to the final. LMH/ Trinity drew their semi-final against Oriel 1-1 and it was left to their keeper, Nick Johansson- Hartley, who displayed some agility (and no little aggression) to keep out three Oriel flicks and secure his side’s place in the final. BNC also won through to the final via penalty flicks. They trailed tournament favourites Worcester for most of the game, only equalising via a goal minutes from time. However, they quickly moved ahead on flicks after keeper Eli Mitropoulos saved two Worcester flicks. The final was a tense affair in which both sides were obviously tired after their semi-final experiences. BNC always looked the more likely but struggled to cope with LMH/ Trinity’s midfield in the first-half. Eventually the absence of LMH/ Trinity’s Matt Emerton, who had been injured in the semi and was only able to play a bit part in the final, began to tell. BNC pressured their opponents for much of the second half but only secured victory with another late goal. After a spoilt short-corner routine the ball fell to Carl Adkin, who rifled it into the top corner. Winning skipper Ben Lewsley, who had earlier reminded his players of the ‘historic’ nature of the occasion, was justifiably delighted, declaring ‘this shows that hockey at the ‘Nose is back on the map; our men will be looking to storm the top division next season.’ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more

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Hundreds Gather For Albion Fellows 21st Annual ‘Take Back the Night’ Walk

first_imgTwitterFacebook APRIL 26TH, 2018 AMANDA PORTER EVANSVILLE, INDIANAOne in three women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, but less than 50 percent of victims report these crimes.Now a local organization says it wants to do something about that. Albion Fellows Bacon Center is holding the 21st annual Take Back the Night event.The goal is to make the night safe for anyone who has suffered from domestic or sexual violence. All different types of people are walking for several causes including sexual assault.Hundreds of advocates, survivors, and supporters are saying enough is enough when it comes to these issues. They say this annual take back the night walk is not only another way to bring awareness to issues, but to also symbolically reclaim their rights.Registration started at 5 p.m. and now at 6 p.m.-hundreds of people are walking from the Tropicana Events Plaza to the for Freedoms Monument.People wanting to help or need support can visit Albion Fellows Bacon.It’s not too late to come down to support the community—people can even donate a cellphone and win a prize, and enjoy local food trucks while supporting an important issue.For regristation, visit Take Back the Night.44News will have more details about how people are walking to take back the night to support a cause tonight. center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Suspect Arrested in TD Bank Robbery

first_imgToday at approximately 12:30pm a suspect was arrested in Atlantic City while in the act of committing a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank.The person arrested matches the suspect in the photos of the TD Bank robbery in Ocean City on December 15, 2016.Prior to the arrest the FBI along with Cape May County Prosecutors Office and Ocean City Police Department had tracked the suspect to an undisclosed location in Atlantic City.While attempting to locate the suspect the Wells Fargo Bank was robbed.  All additional information will be released by the Atlantic City Police Department in cooperation with the FBI.last_img

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Van Drew Captures Congressional Race, Desiderio Wins Freeholder

first_imgPolitical insiders say Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew may be going over to the GOP side in days to come. By Donald Wittkowski and Maddy VitaleDemocrat Jeff Van Drew defeated Republican Seth Grossman to win the hotly contested 2nd Congressional District race that pitted a moderate against a staunch conservative who aligned himself with President Donald Trump.In another key race, Cape May County Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, a Republican, easily outdistanced his Democratic challenger Jeremiah Schenerman, 63 percent to 37 percent, to capture his sixth term on the board that oversees county government.“It’s a great victory,” said Desiderio, who also serves as mayor of Sea Isle City. “I’m very humbled by the support I received across our county, especially in my home of Sea Isle City. I look forward to continuing my work for all residents of Cape May County – Republicans, Democrats and undeclared. I work for the people and have never forgot this.”In New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat Bob Menendez won his third term, beating back Republican candidate Bob Hugin, a former pharmaceutical executive.Republican Seth Grossman speaks to reporters while awaiting election results to come in at his campaign headquarters.Meanwhile, Van Drew, 65, a state senator from Cape May County, appeared before his jubilant supporters at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to claim victory. Moments before, he was introduced by the announcer as “Congressman-elect Van Drew.”“I just wanted to come down and tell you, we won,” Van Drew exclaimed as the crowd erupted in cheers in a ballroom at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.Unofficial results show that Van Drew had 125,755 votes to 110,491 for Grossman.Van Drew called the race a “flashpoint” election that featured two opponents with dramatically different political views. Van Drew cast himself as a moderate, while Grossman, 69, touted his conservative credentials and support for Trump.With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, the popular Republican who has represented South Jersey since 1995, the 2nd Congressional District was seen as a key battleground race for the midterm elections. Van Drew supporters erupt in applause at Democratic Election Night headquarters at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.Van Drew, a veteran lawmaker who has served in both New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate, becomes the first Democrat to represent the district since former Rep. Bill Hughes, who served from 1975 to 1994.“I want to be a very, very, very, very good congressman,” Van Drew told the crowd at Democratic headquarters.The 2nd Congressional District encompasses a vast swath of territory in the southern part of the state – eight counties and 92 towns. It includes the Jersey Shore towns, the Delaware Bay and some of the state’s most rural communities. Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties make up the core areas, with parts of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties also included in the district.Addressing his supporters, Van Drew portrayed himself as a champion of South Jersey who is willing to fight the Washington establishment for his constituents. He criticized Washington’s rancorous partisan politics, suggesting that a resolution should be passed that would require all members of Congress to “behave like normal human beings.”“Washington, as we know, is dysfunctional,” he said.Van Drew receives congratulations from Sea Isle City attorney Beverly McCall, while her husband, Frank McCall, looks on.Giving a glimpse of his agenda as a new congressman, he vowed to fight a proposal by the Trump administration to open up the New Jersey coast for offshore drilling of gas and oil. Political leaders along the Jersey Shore have been united in their opposition to the Trump plan, warning of the possibility of an oil spill that could be catastrophic to tourism and the environment.Van Drew also called for more affordable healthcare, including coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. He also pledged to fight for better healthcare and social services for the nation’s veterans.He also stressed the need to protect South Jersey’s economy, particularly the small businesses sprinkled throughout the district.In contrast to the celebratory atmosphere Tuesday night at Van Drew’s gathering, the mood was somber at the Republican headquarters in the Linwood Country Club.Grossman concedes defeat at GOP headquarters at the Linwood Country Club.When it came time for Grossman to concede, he said, “I’d like to thank the 1,200 people who raised money for my campaign. We really got the message out. The organization was great and, who knows, we can always come back. We really had a heck of a ride for the last eight months.”Earlier, Grossman spoke to the media when it appeared clear the tide would go in favor of Van Drew.“I’m disappointed,” he said of not being able to get enough votes to capture the seat.He said while his campaign message was strong, he wasn’t so sure the effort of getting the vote out was there.Despite doing well in some counties and winning some communities, Grossman reflected back to his time when he ran for another office.“As one who got elected freeholder by one vote, you either win or lose,” he said.Grossman supporters appear somber when it became evident Van Drew was the winner.He also commented about the Washington Post declaring Van Drew the winner after Grossman captured the Republican primary in June. “The ordinary citizen is who kept me in the race when others wrote me off,” he said.Atlantic County Republic Chairman Keith Davis told the crowd that Grossman was a “guy who wasn’t supposed to win,” referring to the surprise primary victory.“This Atlantic County organization stood by him. He ran tirelessly,” Davis said.Grossman called himself the “most consistently conservative” of all the candidates. The former Atlantic City councilman and former Atlantic County freeholder has practiced law since 1975. He is also well known as a newspaper columnist and guest host on local talk radio.During his campaign, he blamed illegal immigrants for putting a strain on New Jersey and the nation’s welfare system, schools and police departments. He also criticized the Obamacare health system.last_img read more

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The Worlds Of Hip-Hop & The Grateful Dead Collide As Talib Kweli Joins Phil Lesh & Friends At The Apollo [Watch]

first_img[Video: The Relix Channel]Setlist: Phil Lesh & “Very Special Friends” HeadCount Benefit | The Apollo Theater | New York, NY | 9/7/18Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Tangled Up In Blue, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Friend of the Devil, Ohio, Ramble On Rose, Bertha, Box of RainSet Two: Happy Birthday To You, Viola Lee Blues, Estimated Prophet, Love the One You’re With, Throwing Stones, Wharf Rat, Shakedown Street*, Get By^, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door^^, Turn on Your Lovelight^^Encore: Touch of Grey^^*w/ Talib Kweli^w/ Talib Kweli, The Harlem Gospel Choir^^w/ Harlem Gospel Choir Talib Kweli w/ Phil Lesh, Terrapin Family Band, Eric Krasno, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, & The Harlem Gospel Choir – “Get By”[Video: Andrew O’Brien]You can also watch a full replay of the show’s webcast below via The Relix Channel:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends – “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation” – Full Vide [Pro-Shot] On Friday night, September 7th, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and some “Very Special Friends” took the stage at New York’s fabled Apollo Theater to benefit live music-oriented voter registration and activism non-profit, HeadCount.The event, billed as “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation,” saw Lesh team with touring outfit The Terrapin Family Band, guitarist Eric Krasno, and vocalist Nicki Bluhm for the entirety of the performance, as he had throughout his brief New York run this past week. However, in the spirit of the evening’s venue—a longtime cultural institution in the Harlem community and the city as a whole—the band also welcomed sacred steel guitar master Robert Randolph, rapper Talib Kweli, and Harlem Gospel Choir to give the performance an appropriate shot of soul.On this night, seemingly every aspect of the celebration was of notable significance. The show was webcast live, so fans around the country could watch the performance and share in its message of rallying the masses to get out the vote. It marked the first time ever that a member of the Grateful Dead had played the storied room. It took place on promoter Peter Shapiro‘s birthday, prompting the band to open set two with a sing-along “Happy Birthday” in his honor. The performance itself also exuded on-topic political and societal overtones, from the band’s rocking first-set cover of Neil Young protest hymn “Ohio” to its extended second-set “Throwing Stones” and joyful set-closing plea for love, “Turn On Your Lovelight”.However, on an evening packed with storylines, none stood out more than the late-show appearance by Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn-native rapper made his entrance as the band was already wading deep in the waters of a “Shakedown Street” jam, unleashing a conscious freestyle over the disco Dead groove. After finishing out the song, the Harlem Gospel Choir made their way onstage in full church-ready regalia. As they did, keyboardist Jason Crosby began to play the recognizable piano intro to Talib Kweli’s 2003 hit, “Get By”. The rest of the band followed suit, and just like that, the show went from “Shakedown Street” to the city streets—with Phil Lesh and his cohorts serving as the backing band for the world-class MC. As Talib finally exited, the crowd roared with approval, stunned at having witnessed the worlds of hip-hop, gospel, and The Grateful Dead come together on such a hallowed stage, in support of HeadCount’s unifying message: VOTE.You can watch fan-shot video of Talib Kweli’s “Shakedown Street” freestyle and “Get By” featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir below:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends w/ Talib Kweli – “Shakedown Street” Freestylelast_img read more

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Jamestown Woman Rescued From Gorge In Rural Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.CHAUTAUQUA – A Jamestown woman who became lost while hiking in the Hannum Road Gorge near Mayville on Thursday was rescued by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders.Deputies report 27-year-old Kathleen Johnston was hiking in a wooded area around 9:30 p.m. when she lost her way.Sheriff K-9 Bentley was dispatched to the area to search for the missing woman.Deputies say Johnston was located by the K-9 in the creek bed of the gorge. Johnston, deputies say, was unable to walk out on her own. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Air unit was called to the scene to extricate Johnston. However, deputies say the air unit was unable to land in the gorge.The Chautauqua County Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist deputies rescue Johnston. First responders were able to extricate Johnston from the rocky terrain.Deputies say Johnston was treated by fire personnel for minor injuries but should be okay.The New York State Forest Rangers, Mayville Fire Department and Chautauqua Fire Department also assisted on scene with the rescue.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Prepares To Launch Virus-Tracing App Next Month

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania plans to launch a coronavirus exposure-notification app in early September in an effort to more quickly break chains of transmission by using the new technology to notify people who may have been exposed, officials said Monday.The state has a $1.9 million contract, using federal grant dollars, to deploy and maintain the app with software developer NearForm Ltd, the Ireland-based company whose app there has been downloaded by more than one-fourth of that country’s residents.The app is based on smartphone technology developed by Apple and Google, and will undergo a pilot project next week, using state government employees and public health students, staff and faculty, officials told The Associated Press in an interview.The app will be interoperable with the state of Delaware’s app, and it also is expected to be interoperable with those of two other states, although Pennsylvania state officials declined to name those states because they are still in discussions with the app developer. “The app is about Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians, it’s about as a community being able to let each other know and track each other’s exposure so we can keep each other safe,” said Health Department spokesperson April Hutcheson.It’s use will be limited to people 18 and over.It is similar to the app rolled out by Virginia earlier this month, when it became the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.North Dakota and Wyoming have also launched an app using the Apple-Google technology in recent days, and a number of other states are interested in it, Google has said. Delaware will launch its NearForm-developed app next month, said Jill Fredel, a spokesperson for the state’s Health and Social Services Department.It is designed to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and state officials say the app does not store location information, personal information or the identify of anyone who is in close enough range to possibly be exposed.It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive for the virus.As a threshold, the app uses the Centers for Disease Control guideline of being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, said Meghna Patel, deputy secretary for health innovation at the Department of Health.The identity of app users will be protected by encryption and anonymous identifier beacons that change frequently, the companies have said.Patel said Ireland and Germany are good examples for where apps like this have been successful. More than 25% or 30% of those countries’ populations have downloaded the app and it has issued notifications that helped break chains of transmission, Patel said.Someone who tests positive in Pennsylvania is reported to either the Department of Health or a municipal health department agency and contacted by a case investigator. That case investigator will ask the infected person if they have the app and if they are willing to use it to notify any mobile-phone users who have been in close contact with them in the past 14 days, state officials said.If they are willing to use it, they are given a six-digit code to enter to then issue a notification, state officials said. A person who receives a notification will get something like an alert to check the app, with instructions from the Department of Health on how to protect themselves and others, including information about staying at home, quarantining and seeking medical help.The identify of the person who was infected is shielded from people receiving a notification, and vice versa, they said.In addition to exposure notification, the Pennsylvania app will have a data feature that allows the user to see up-to-date information on case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths by county, as well a feature that helps the user to monitor their symptoms even if they have not tested positive, Patel said.last_img read more

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John O’Hurley Returns to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Related Shows O’Hurley first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with both the Great White Way and National Touring companies of Chicago several times since then. His other stage credits include Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Brigadoon and Spamalot. O’Hurley is probably best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld; other TV credits include Dancing with the Stars, Family Feud, Sponge Bob Squarepants and Father of the Pride. Chicago also currently stars Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments John O’Hurley will return to razzle-dazzle Broadway in Chicago on December 8. He will play a limited six-week holiday engagement as Billy Flynn at the Ambassador Theatre through January 18, 2015, after which he’ll re-join the National Touring company of the Kander & Ebb tuner, beginning January 20. O’Hurley takes over from Pasquale Aleardi, who concludes his Great White Way debut engagement on December 7. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

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New Alumni Association Leader

first_imgATHENS – The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced today that Suzanne Griffeth will be the college’s director of alumni engagement. “We are thrilled to have Suzanne take on this role to energize our growing alumni base,” said Rob Cooper, director of the college’s office of external affairs. “Her depth of experience will help us stay connected to the more than 19,000 CAES alumni around the world.” Before joining CAES in 2013 as director of annual giving, Griffeth served in alumni relations and development for the UGA Law School and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“I’m excited and honored to have been selected to serve as the director of alumni engagement. It is a privilege to serve CAES alumni and learn their amazing success stories,” Griffeth said. “CAES has a talented alumni community around the globe, and I look forward to working to strengthen their ties with current students and fellow alumns.” Griffeth sees the strong college alumni base as a valuable resource to help further the college’s mission because of their devotion to UGA and the college. “I’m tremendously excited that Suzanne is taking on this role,” said Dennis Epps, president of the UGA CAES Alumni Association. “We’ve seen her capability to build strong relationships and partnerships. We know we have someone with demonstrated skills to further our key goals and bring in more out-of-state graduates and our graduates on a global scale to get them reconnected to our college,” Epps said. “She’s the consummate professional to build those partnerships.”Griffeth is a 1999 graduate of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and an active member of the Athens community, volunteering with the Northeast Georgia United Way, serving as vice president of the Timothy Road Elementary School PTO and is an active member of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church. She will assume her new duties Sept. 1, 2015.last_img read more

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