The Wet Lab is looking for new laboratory space in San Diego to accommodate our developing research needs and goals. Our space will need to be at least 500 sq. ft. have a sink, power outlets, and fire sprinklers.
Please contact us if you are interested in a partnership of shared space, a sponsorship, or have a space to rent that we could use to further community science and education.
If you are a local scientist interested in using a shared lab space to advance your own research, please take a minute to fill out our lab space survey so we can understand the needs of our community... [read more]
Transitioning grad students and young researchers to think like scientists is a daunting task, especially given the typically subsumptive style of undergraduate and high school education. At this upcoming lecture, Nobel prize winner Carl Wieman shares his thoughts on how to better train scientific thinkers based on insight from recent psychological research.
https://biology.ucsd.edu/_files/about/events/lecture-series/science-of-teaching/Wieman_seminar_flier.pdf... [read more]
Back in early April, I was invited to present the results from the Data Science for Democracy project at the 2018 International Studies Association conference, a premier conference for international relations academics. Over 7000 attendees filled the halls of the Union Square Hilton in San Francisco for the 4 day event. Topics spanned political science, international relations, military planning, etc, on issues ranging from military privatization,to free trade, conflict deescalation, election monitoring, populism, the role of science and technology i... [read more]
The California Natural Resources Agency is reviewing proposals for importing Seawater to the Salton Sea, as a means to maintain current lake volume. Proposals to the agency for seawater import were due on March 9th, 2018.
Seawater import can be an effective mechanism to maintain lake volume, but it is also associated with many ecological side effects such as the increased salinity levels and the loss of aquatic biodiversity. To learn more, about the opportunities and issues associated with seawater import, check out our whitepaper Ecological Restoration Pot... [read more]
Thanks so much for the thoughtful discussion about the Data Science for Democracy paper at the journal club last week. I’m incorporating your feedback into the paper and I believe it has improved the quality of the paper and its content. Thanks so much for the thoughtful insights and discussion! Submitting it in a couple weeks to the conference. Looking forward to the next JC!... [read more]
We are looking for a data science apprentice volunteer for the Data Science for Democracy project. As part of this position you will learn about and help to:
- run ANOVA analysis and update figures with latest result
- run statistical analyses
- edit visualizations in Tableau and post to Tableau public
- discuss and interpret results
- convert document from word to Latex
- There may be additional data analysis opportunities for other components of this project as it grows.
Ideally we are looking for an undergraduate student or more experienced candidate, who is interested in ... [read more]
Edited typos, added more acknowledgements, and also posted the paper on authorea for public comment
Salton Sea Ecological Restoration Potential – Working Paper
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Thank you to everyone who attended Tom Nguyen’s talk at the La Jolla Library. Attendees were some of the first people in the world to see breakthrough data on Northern white rhino stem cells. Please check back here for more lectures from San Diego scientists in the New Year.... [read more]
The Wet Lab joined BioEasi for a fun data of science and education at San Diego’s STEAM Maker Fest at Del Mar Fairgrounds. With our portable LED microscopes, kids were able to examine bacteria and fungus under the microscope while learning about beneficial micro-organisms in our food and environment. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success.... [read more]
Thank you to everyone who came to our CRISPR design workshop at the La Jolla Library. Participants learned how to access DNA sequences on NCBI, manipulate and analyze sequences on Benchling and design CRISPR guide RNAs to correct a pathogenic mutation in the human genome. Follow the protocol here to do it on your own!... [read more]