News

Visa Brown Bag Series, Ask Me Anything: Permanent Residency

January 1, 1970

Carolyn Lofgren, Department HR Specialist, Senior, Biodesign Human Resources Your employee wants you to sponsor them for a green card. What does that even mean? Come learn the basics of permanent residency and ask all of your burning visa questions. Bring your lunch to this informal brown bag session. This series of visa sessions are designed for supervisors and business managers that sponsor or supervise individuals on visas.

Let your inner scientist run wild in the Biodesign Institute for ASU Open Door

January 1, 1970

Experience hands-on fun for all-ages inside the Biodesign Institute for ASU Open Door Feb. 24, from 1–6 p.m. The annual open house in Tempe offers thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus and art enthusiasts to experience what happens at the most innovative university in the nation. “Getting our community comfortable with science and new technologies is critical to our environment, our health and our security,” said Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the institute. “We aim...

ASU Biodesign Assistant Professor Gary Moore recognized nationally as exceptional mentor

January 1, 1970

The importance of doctoral advisers can hardly be overstated, but when you talk to ARCS Foundation Scholars about the guidance they have received, you understand the adviser’s vital role. Three advisers from across the U.S., including Gary Moore, an assistant professor in Arizona State University's Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery and School of Molecular Sciences, have recently been recognized by ARCS for their work in this realm. The nominations come from ARCS scholars...

Geeks Night Out

January 1, 1970

The free, family-friendly festival merges fun and education, showcasing everything from robotics demonstrations to solar-powered race cars, Makers displays and science experiments to coding exercises, live entertainment and food trucks to bounce houses, and so much more. Biodesign staff and volunteers will help attendees make take-home coasters with nature’s fractal patterns. To assist or for questions, email BiodesignEvents@asu.edu.

Visa Brown Bag Series, Ask Me Anything: H1-B Visas

January 1, 1970

Carolyn Lofgren, Department HR Specialist, Sr., Biodesign & OKED Human Resources Do you have a potential employee, but they live outside of the country? H-1B visas are the most commonly used visa for employment purposes. Come learn the basics of this visa and ask all of your burning visa questions. Bring your lunch to this informal brown bag session. This series of visa sessions are designed for supervisors and business managers that sponsor or supervise individuals on visas.

Visa Brown Bag Series, Ask Me Anything: J-1 Visas

January 1, 1970

Carolyn Lofgren, Department HR Specialist, Sr., Biodesign & OKED Human Resources Come learn the basics of this visa and ask all of your burning visa questions. Bring your lunch to this informal brown bag session. This series of visa sessions are designed for supervisors and business managers that sponsor or supervise individuals on visas.

Environmental Monitoring Strategies for Assessing Chemical Threats to Public Health

January 1, 1970

Jing Chen, Graduate Student, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering Humans are exposed to various chemicals mainly through ingestion, inhalation, absorption and injection. Monitoring human exposure to chemicals posing public health threats is critical for risk management and for informing regulatory actions. Analysis of sewage sludge can serve to reveal identity and quantity of persistent organic pollutants in urban sewer sheds and can further inform estimates of toxic body...

Evolution is Not Simply Natural Selection

January 1, 1970

Michael Lynch, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution Evolution is a population-level process, whereas the building blocks out of which evolutionary changes are assembled and derived at the molecular and cellular levels. While much of evolutionary biology is focused on why certain phenotypes evolve, the goal is to understand the mechanisms of evolutionary change. To accomplish this task, we are focused on the integration of population-genetic theory with empirical work...

Biodesign researcher leads community discussion on plastic in the ocean, part of “A Sip of Science” series

January 1, 1970

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute hosted the second event of its new series, “A Sip of Science,” Sunday afternoon at the Tavern Americana restaurant in Scottsdale. Biodesign researcher Charlie Rolsky described his work, explained the growing threat of plastic pollution in the ocean and took questions from a standing-room-only crowd. Guests from the community snacked on hors d’oeuvres as Rolsky explained how he got involved in this research at ASU. Rolsky is a doctoral...

Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant “Superbugs” in Sewage Treatment Plants

January 1, 1970

Pedro J.J. Alvarez, Ph.D., George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, Director of the NSF ERC on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) pose an imminent threat to global health. Their propagation is a major economic and public health concern due to the growing inefficacy of available antimicrobial agents to treat infectious disease. For example, ARB infections in the U.S. are responsible for $20 billion in...