Month: May 2015

2015 Meeting Update

In This Issue – 49.2 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Membership Matters Good Teaching Is…? Workshop Offered at 2015 Meeting Member News Journal Highlights New Members THE 2015 IN VITRO BIOLOGY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Don’t Forget the Student Opportunities Do you know what Good Teaching Is…? During the meeting, there will be a number of symposia and workshops that will focus on student professional growth. We encourage all students to attend these sessions: Student Symposium: Interview Student Luncheon: Networking Platform Student and Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competitions for both Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Student Non-Competitive Oral Presentation Session Student Poster Competition On Saturday, May 30, from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the Education Committee is holding an afternoon hands-on workshop entitled, Good Teaching Is…? Workshop, which delves into what good teaching is from the perspective of both the instructor and the learner.  Engage in a variety of theme sessions including: lesson planning basics, feedback and assessment strategies, learning styles, group learning, and teaching perspectives.  Vivian Dayeh is the current chair for the SIVB Education Committee. Preregistration is required for this workshop as all attendees will be requested to complete an online survey in advance of the session. Registration is limited. Carry the Meeting in our Mobile App! Review the Scientific Program! The 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting is...

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New Members

In This Issue – 49.2 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Membership Matters Good Teaching Is…? Workshop Offered at 2015 Meeting Member News Journal Highlights New Members SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2015! Sumita Acharjee, University of Arizona Qiudeng Que, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. Sarah Veen, Midwestern University – Downers Grove Priyanka Vyas, M.D.S. University, Ajmer, India Christopher Bagley, Bayer CropScience Fang-Ming Lai, BASF Mary Ann Saltarikos, Monsanto Company Mei-Chun Lai, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Mariia I Semak, National Scientific Centre ‘Institute of Agriculture of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences’...

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Member News

In This Issue – 49.2 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Membership Matters Good Teaching Is…? Workshop Offered at 2015 Meeting Member News Journal Highlights New Members Dr. Pamela J. Weathers, Ph.D., was elected as a 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for her distinguished contributions to the field of plant biotechnology, particularly for producing and developing technology for increasing the yield of the anti-malaria pharmaceutical artemisnin. Dr. Weathers was recognized at the Award Breakfast at the 2015 AAAS meeting in San Jose, CA on February 14, 2015.Dr. Weathers has also published the manuscript titled “Dried whole-plant Artemisia annua slows evolution to malaria drug resistance and overcomes resistance to artemisinin” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Elfawal MA, Towler MJ, Reich NG, Weathers PJ, Rich SM, Dried whole-plant Artemisia annua slows evolution of malaria drug resistance and overcomes resistance to artemisinin, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112:821-826, 2015).Please use the following link to read the abstract for this publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25561559 .   In January of 2015, Dr. Mindy Fitter, Ph.D., accepted a new job as Group Leader, Plant Transformation Pipeline, at KWS Gateway Research Center (St. Louis, MO). Sukalya Poothong has successfully defended her dissertation at Oregon State University, and Dr. Barbara Reed served has her major Professor. Dr. Poothong has returned to...

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Membership Matters

In This Issue – 49.2 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Membership Matters Good Teaching Is…? Workshop Offered at 2015 Meeting Member News Journal Highlights New Members The Society for In Vitro Biology has established several initiatives to support the professional development of our student members. These initiatives include: free registration at the annual meeting with an accepted abstract, travel awards, research presentation competitions, direct involvement with committees and program planning, and the inclusion of sessions at our annual meeting that promote student professional development. In the next several issues of the In Vitro Report we will include testimonials from students who have benefited from the student initiatives. Please remember that these student initiatives are possible due to the generous financial support of our membership. If you would like to help support the professional development of our student members, please use the following link to make a donation. Stephanie DeWitte-Orr, Member since 2005, 2014 Young Scientist Awardee I have benefited from SIVB’s student initiative both personally and now that I am a principal investigator I see the benefits for my students as well. As a PhD candidate, I attended conferences hosted by SIVB on a number of occasions, and with each attendance benefited from free registration. In 2004 I was the recipient of the Joseph F Morgan Award, the Honor B. Fell Award, the Cellular...

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Journal Highlights

In This Issue – 49.2 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Membership Matters Good Teaching Is…? Workshop Offered at 2015 Meeting Member News Journal Highlights New Members Sex Hormone modulation of both induction and inhibition of CYP1A by genistein in HepG2/C3A cells According to animal and clinical studies, genistein, a chemical found in soy products and dietary supplements, may be involved in the prevention or promotion of breast, prostate, and other cancers. Cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens) can be detoxified or bioactivated in the liver by enzymes such as cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A). Therefore, could genistein’s conflicting role in both cancer promotion and prevention be related to altered CYP1A function, since CYP1A can detoxify or bioactivate carcinogens? Also, could sex hormones further modulate these effects? A human liver cell line (HepG2/C3A) was used as an in vitro model system to investigate combined effects of genistein and sex hormones on CYP1A. The activity of liver enzymes such as CYP1A can be inhibited or induced due to chemical exposure, which can influence metabolism and ultimately the toxicity of chemical compounds. For instantaneous incubations of cells with genistein, CYP1A activity was inhibited, and inhibition was further strengthened in the presence of male hormones. However, for longer-term exposures (72 h), CYP1A activity was induced by genistein in cells, and induction was further elevated in the presence of male hormones. This study...

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