A new postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. VivekThumbigere Math’s lab at the University of Maryland School ofDentistry. Dr. Math is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivatedscientist to join the NIH funded research program studyingmolecular genetics and immunoinflammatory responses in periodontaldisease using human, animal and in-vitro models.The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborationswith NIH on a wide randge of basic and translational research, aswell as a vibrant community of interactive research labs at theUniversity of Maryland. The position has comprehensive career andtraining opportunities.Qualifications :Applicant must possess an advanced degree (DDS and/or PhD) in arelevant field and have training in immunology and/or bone biology.Candidates with experience in cell culture and tissue engineering,mouse work, signal transduction assays,histology/immunohistochemistry, and skeletal physiology areencouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in micro-CT,next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics will receive specialconsideration. The ideal candidate will be organized andself-motivated, with a strong publication track record, excellentwritten and verbal communication skills, and able to collaborate onmultidisciplinary research projects.
Peruth Chemutai clocked a personal best time of 9:31.34 in the 3000 Metres Steeplechase at the Shanghai IAAF Diamond League race today to qualify for the Rio Olympics.Chemutai finished 10th in the sixth fastest women’s steeplechase race of all time, becoming just the third Ugandan woman to qualify for the Rio track and field events. The race was won by Kenyan world champion Hyvin Kiyeng, who won in a glorious 9:07.42.Chekwel was the second woman to qualify on Uganda’s track and field team to Rio last month. She has been joined by Chemutai, below, who is stepping in the shoes of Inzikuru in the steeplechase (IAAF and Zimbo photos)Chemutai’s time was 15 seconds into the Olympic qualifying time of 9:45.00 on a great day for Uganda in Shanghai, with Joshua Cheptegei, who had already qualified in the 10000m, running a personal best of 13:00.60 in finishing 2nd in the men’s 5000m. (see video below)The Ugandan is clearly walking in the shoes of Dorcus Inzikuru who won the first World Championship SteepleChase race in 2005. Like Inzikuru, Chemutai first made her mark at junior level, making history in the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa by winning two silver medals.The other women who have hit the mark are Juliet Chekwel who qualified in the 10,000 metres last month in a national record time of 31:37.99 and marathoner Adero Nyakesi (2:34:54 in Amsterdam Oct 2015). Muktar edged Uganda’s Cheptegei in the final 100 metres. SHANGHAI DIAMOND LEAGUE PHOTOCheptegei beaten in last 100 metresA storming last 200m for the unfancied former world champion Muktar Edris helped him win a five-man last lap bust-up in the 5000m race.Former world junior champion Muktar exploded off the final bend to pull clear of two fellow Ethiopians, Uganda’s Cheptegei and Kenyan Olympic medalist Thomas Longosiwa in the second stop of the IAAF Diamond League.Muktar crossed the line in 12:59.96 to claim the Shanghai meeting’s first ever sub-13 minute, as Cheptegei took second in 13:00.60 – a huge personal best for the Uganda world junior 10,000m champion.“The pace was slow at the beginning, but end very good. I like to have the battle with the Ethiopians. Improved my personal best with a half minute. You know, you have to focus and I have to work on my speed. This was a good race, but I believe I can still improve,” said Uganda’s Cheptegei.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Athletes compete in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League athletics competition in Shanghai on May 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO
Facebook34Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of OlympiaAfter the structure fire in the abandoned church at 911 – 4th avenue East on April 20, 2015, cadaver dogs detected signs that suggested there may be human remains in the rubble pile left after the fire was extinguished. To confirm that no such remains were present, a City of Olympia team composed of Olympia Fire, Police, Public Works, Parks and Community Planning & Development departments, along with Advance Environmental as the technical specialists and Quigg Brothers, Inc. managing the heavy equipment, searched the debris. No human remains were found.The pile still remains a potential public safety hazard so the careful removal and disposal of the debris will continue until the site has been completely cleared.The city is bearing the costs at this point but the property owner and or future property owners will ultimately be responsible for the costs incurred.Due to the complete destruction of the building and the potential safety risks, origin and cause of the fire could not be determined, although it is likely that it was started by an unauthorized person or persons in the building as there were no utilities connected to the building at the time of the fire.Clean-up efforts will continue until all fire debris is appropriately disposed.A visual distraction from any equipment involved in the clean-up will be the only impact on traffic along the 900 block of 4th Avenue.Previous stories about the fire can be found here.