**August 12, 2016**

Job Search for Microbial Ecologist at Dartmouth!

Faculty Position in Microbial Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Microbial Ecology. We seek highly qualified candidates who investigate important questions relating to the ecology of microbes and their interactions with other organisms. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. We seek a colleague who will supervise an independent, extramurally funded research program; provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students; teach introductory ecology and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and contribute to Dartmouth's recently expanded cross-departmental graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society. Dartmouth also offers many other relevant opportunities for research and graduate training, including the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program and the Microbiology & Molecular Pathogenesis Program. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Please submit materials electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/36648

Application review will begin on 15 September 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For further information about the department and graduate programs, see http://biology.dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

**August 10, 2016**

M2P2 students host seminar speakers

M2P2 students hosted a number of excellent seminars during the 2015-2016 seminar series including Nat Moorman from UNC who studies human cytomegalovirus (hosted by Zachary Parker), Stefan Raunser from Max Planck who uses cryo-EM to study membrane proteins (hosted by Justin Cruite) , Anita Koshy from the Univeristy of Arizona who studies parasite biology (hosted by Rebekah Guevara) and Fitnat Yildiz from UCSC who studies biofilm formation (hosted by Colleen Harty).

**August 1, 2016**

Several M2P2 students took off-campus courses this summer

Irina Mikheyeva enrolled in Microbial Diversity at the MBL in Woods Hole, MA. This prestigious course that teaches students about metabolic, phylogenetic, and genomic diversity of cultivated and as yet uncultivated bacteria. George O'Toole, M2P2 faculty member, was an instructor in Microbial Diversity.

Sarah Beattie took MOMY (Molecular Mycology), a another prestigious course that focuses on pathogenic fungi with students from around the world. Robert Cramer was an instructor for this course, and Deborah Hogan was a lecturer (and is a former course director).

Three M2P2 students, Elora Demers, Georgia Doing, and Kimberely Lewis, took the MDIBL course on Applied Bioinformatics. This course is co-directed by Dr. Bruce Stanton, M2P2 faculty.