April 19th, 2021 - New rotation students

Kaeli Mathias and Adam Jabak from the BMB graduate group joined the lab for their third rotations.  The flies still outnumber us significantly.

April 10th 2021 - First lab party

Weather was warm, vaccines were in arms and our first rotation student Alan Boka's time was up. We had a cookout and some libations to celebrate!

March 16th 2021-First lasers are on

Its so pretty!

March 9th 2021-We received our Chameleon laser

Looking forward to lots of photons

March 2nd 2021-Nick Gattone produces our first data

We ran a gel and learned something. Science!

January 29th 2021-First group meeting

And we are off! first group meeting.

January 25th 2021-New lab members

Today we welcome our first postdoc Apratim Mukherjee who is a mechanical engineering PhD from Virginia Tech where he studied how cells sense their extracellular matrix using synthetic nanofiber networks. We also welcome Alan Boka a rotation student from BMB Graduate Group. The lab is growing!

January 20th 2021-Our flies have a home!

Today our environmental chambers to house our flies from Darwin Chambers were installed. Now they have a nice cozy place to grow!

Watch a video of the installation here:

January 11th 2021-New lab member.

We are a "we" now. Our first lab member Nick Gattone has joined us as the labs first Technician! Nick has just finished his Masters working with Nir Yakoby at Rutgers where he worked on the role of tRNA fragments in regulating gene expression. Welcome Nick!

January 5th 2021- Lab is officially open.

The lab is officially open!