Beerology 101: Home Brewing!!

posted Nov 15, 2012, 9:39 PM by Microbiology Students Association

MSA is hosting a home brewing event, teaching everyone the methods of home brewing and the biochemistry behind it all.
If you love to drink beer and WAYYY excited to learn to make your own beer in the future, come to the event!!!! The event takes place on two Fridays: Nov. 27 and Dec. 7 at 2:00PM on both days in Magnolia Hall 4211. Come learn the biochemistry and wort making on Nov. 27 and then return to carbonate the beers on Dec. 7    This is one event you wouldn't want to miss!!!!
Feel free to email MSA if you have any questions or concerns, at

Halloween Bowling Event Pictures

posted Nov 9, 2012, 3:23 PM by Microbiology Students Association

The pictures to the halloween bowling event is now posted.
Visit MSA's Facebook page to view the album
Add MSA if you have not already done so!!!

Halloween Bowling Party

posted Oct 7, 2012, 10:30 PM by Microbiology Students Association

Join MSA at Matador Bowl, 9118 Balboa Blvd, on October 26 from 6pm-8pm for some bowling, food/drinks, and a halloween costume contest.
Feel free to bring a guest and enjoy a fun bowling night with us! 
Contact MSA via for questions
See you all there! 

From the rat flea to bean sprouts: biofilms by old and new emerging pathogens

posted Sep 11, 2012, 8:15 PM by Microbiology Students Association

Dr. Kei Amemiya
Principal Investigator
Bacteriology Div.
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)




USU Ventura Room

-above Freudian Sip-

11:30 a.m.

September 14th

Power point files from the CLS presentation

posted Apr 28, 2012, 9:57 AM by Microbiology Students Association   [ updated Apr 28, 2012, 10:21 AM ]

Here are the pictures and presentations from the talk on Clinical Lab Scientist by Karen Koch and Jonatan Saenz on Friday, April 20th. Thank you all for coming!  

CLS Talk


Field Trip to Kaiser Laboratory

posted Apr 25, 2012, 11:18 AM by Microbiology Students Association   [ updated Apr 28, 2012, 5:42 PM ]

Hi MSAers, 

We are happy to inform you that KP Clinical Lab field trip has been scheduled! This trip would be great for those of you who are interested in becoming a CLS and for those who want to explore different career options before committing. Here are the details:

Where: Kaiser Permanente Clinical Lab
               11668 Sherman Way, 
               North Hollywood, CA
               (818) 503-6878
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012
What time: 12:45pm (it may last up to 2 hours, so please allow appropriate amount of time) 

There are a few rules that have to be followed. Attendees must do the following:
  • Read and fill out the attached disclaimer form. The form must be turned in to a MSA officer any time before the field trip (or you can just bring it with you to KP and turn it in before we go in)
  • E-mail as soon as possible if you are planing to come and/or if you are planing to bring a guest (we need to know approximately how many people are attending) 
  • Arrive on time. Unfortunately, the lady (Mickey Amos, Assistant Director)  who'll be guiding the field trip has a tight schedule, so we have to start and finish on time
  • Wear close toed shoes and long pants
  • No eating or drinking while in the labs
  • No photography within the premises (outside is OK)

Hope to see everyone there!


MSA President

Career as a Clinical Lab Scientist

posted Apr 16, 2012, 9:48 AM by Microbiology Students Association   [ updated Apr 16, 2012, 9:57 AM ]

Hi MSAers, 

Hope your semesters are going great! MSA is excited to announce about our upcoming event/seminar. Two of our own CSUN students who already attained their CLS certifications will be sharing their experiences with us. Karen, who works with Quest Diagnostics,  and Jonatan, who works with Kaiser Permanente, will talk about what it's like working in a clinical labs. It would be exciting to compare and contrast their experiences in two of the major companies! They'll also give advise and answer any questions that the audience might have. So here are the details:

When:  Friday, April 20th, 2012
What time: 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Ventura Room ( the room is located in the USU plaza, on the second floor right above the Freudian Sip Coffee Shop. Just take the stairs or the elevator from the left of the coffee shop (if you are facing the shop) to the second floor and the room will be on your right, past the men's restroom. See the attached map, the room is indicated with a purple arrow. )

You are welcome to bring a friend with you. 
Food and soft drinks will be provided!

Hope to see everyone there

Bowling Night (rescheduled)

posted Mar 22, 2012, 7:14 PM by Microbiology Students Association

Hello MSAers,

MSA wants to remind you that the Bowling Night is tomorrow Friday, March 23rd at 6.00 pm. Food and beverage will be served.
Food and soft drinks will be served.

Here is the location; 9
118 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 
Tel.(818) 892-8677 

Hope to see you all there

Bowling Night

posted Feb 18, 2012, 12:33 PM by Microbiology Students Association   [ updated Feb 18, 2012, 12:44 PM ]

Date: Friday, March 2, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: 9118 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA   (818) 892-8677    (map)

Hope everyone's semester is going great. Now that everyone settled their schedules, it's time to have some fun!

MSA is organizing a Bowling Night and inviting each and every one of you plus a guest. Here are the details:

We'll have a friendly competition:) The first place winner will get a gift card, and the second place winner will get a MSA t-shirt of their choice:). 

Food and soft drinks will be served!

Hope to see everyone there!


posted Feb 18, 2012, 12:24 PM by Microbiology Students Association


Lucy Shapiro Book/Supply Scholarship

Sponsor: Dr. Sean Murray

Amount: $125

Due date: 2/25/12 11:59pm




 1. must be a paid MSA member

 2. must be doing research in a lab( as undergrad or grad) 

 3. write a short essay ( less than 250 words) about your research interest (in simple words, not too much scientific jargon)  and what are you planing to do after you graduate ( professional school, grad school, work....ect.) 

4. submit the essay, your contact info, and the name of the PI  whose lab you work in to this e-mail (

You can use the money to reimburse your expenses for the books and supplies that already got or spend it for next semesters' expenses.

Results: The winner will be announced sometime in by the end of February 2012

MSA wants to thank Dr. Sean Murray and Lucy Shapiro for their generosity. It is greatly appreciated!


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