I first met Rob in Berkeley at one of the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forums. Over the years, Rob has impressed me with his incredible focus on student achievement. So, it came as no surprise to learn that Rob has been awarded the Presidential Award in Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
The award recognizes the critical role Hatherill plays as “a mentor outside the traditional classroom setting in the academic and professional development of the future STEM workforce.” Texas is one of only 13 states with recipients in this award category, and Hatherill is one of two... Read more
Dr. Daiyuan ("Daisy") Zhang , Del Mar College, adapted to her college's lockdown by planning projects her students could do online. Her webinar describes three projects her students complete that are related to SARS-CoV-2.
1. In the first project, students go to the NCBI Virus Lab, find the reference sequence for SAS-CoV-2 and use it as a query in a nucleotide BLAST search to investigate where the virus came from and look at mutations.
The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference also had an afternoon dedicated to undergraduate and graduate student poster presentations and with prizes awarded for the best talks and posters in each category.
Dr. Daisy Zhang and Dr. John Robert Hatherill from Del Mar College organized the judging and award ceremonies. Dr. Linnea Fletcher and Dr. Daisy Zhang organized and co-chaired... Read more
I am new to the Community College Biotech world, and so am learning a lot about its successes and challenges every day. I had a chance (thanks Sandy Porter) to read a great article about increasing diversity in Biotech, and how incorporating research into biotech teaching is so crucial. The article, Setting the Foundation for Success: Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges by R. Deborah Overath, PhD, from Del Mar College, was posted on the SACNAS website over the summer (July 13, to be exact). What, I wondered, was SACNAS ? SACNAS stands for Society for Advancement of... Read more
Biotechnology Student John Ramirez Wins at Howard Hughes Medical Institute!
"I would rate the SEA PHAGES Symposium as one of the greatest events I've ever had the opportunity to attend. The three days I was there were filled to the brim with panels by distinguished speakers (to include a Noble Laureate!) and attended by a group of researchers who all had an intense desire to know more about the world we study. I had the chance to meet many, many students like myself who have found a passion in this field and were finally able to speak to... Read more
Biotechnology students Desirey Flores and M. Clayton Speed won cash awards along with 2 nd and 1 st place in the undergraduate poster competition during the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) conference on November 1, 2013, held in New Orleans, LA. Ms. Flores presented a poster entitled "Investigating the Role of 53BP1 in DNA Repair" and M. Clayton presented "Investigating the Role of DNA Repair Enzymes in Replication Associated Damage in Osteosarcoma and Micro-Cell Culture Lines." There were over 140 student presenters attending the meeting. Read more
According to Ms. Robertson: "I had an absolute blast
meeting students as well as faculty from all over the globe who share the same interests as I do. I learned so much and enjoyed every moment. I am going to continue to dedicate myself to scientific research and my community."
Molly Robertson, Del Mar College biotechnology student for 2012, won first place in a nationwide competition against more than 60 students from some of the largest universities in the US. Her presentation was last Saturday at the Janelia Farm research campus at the... Read more