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Posted by Nancy Pierce at 12:07PM   |  Add a comment

Hello Biology and Biochemistry majors,

Jason Diaz (Biochemistry '09) will be speaking at the ALANA Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 16th.  As an alumnus, he is very excited to be back at Ithaca College and would like to have lunch with our current students and hear about all the exciting things that are happening in CNS.  This would also be a great opportunity for current students to hear about life after Ithaca College from a former Biochemistry major.  I’ve included a brief bio about Jason below. 

If you would like to meet with Jason over lunch on Friday, September 15th at 1pm, please RSVP by completing the RSVP form by 5pm, Wednesday, September 13th.

Bio: Dr. Jason Diaz completed his bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry at Ithaca College in 2009. He pursued graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in the microbiology department, where he studied under Dr. Jianxin You. His thesis work explored the various ways that a recently discovered human tumor virus, Merkel Cell Polyomavirus, regulates its life cycle in host cells. He earned his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology in early 2015. Dr. Diaz remained at Penn for a unique NIH-sponsored postdoctoral training fellowship which combines a traditional research fellowship with training and practice in teaching science at the undergraduate level. His postdoctoral research explored the cell biology of mobile transcription factors in plant roots, and how these mobile factors relay information between cells as an organ develops. In the fall of 2017, he accepted a position at La Salle University, and is currently an assistant professor in their Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program. His current research and pedagogical interests include integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, as well as fostering teamwork and collaboration in the classroom. 

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Take care,


Posted by Nancy Pierce at 8:57AM   |  Add a comment


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