June 30th, 2021 - Kaeli gets selected for Genetics T32 training grant

Congratulations to Kaeli Mathias for being selected for the Genetics T32 grant. lots of exciting discoveries ahead!

June 28th, 2021 - Cody Eskandarian joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

Cody Eskandarian  is an undergraduate in biochemistry and biophysics at UPenn.

June 24th, 2021 - New Optical Table!

We received our second optical table (thanks Melike Lakadamyali's lab), nothing like the feeling of putting the first piece on a blank optical table. We will be using this one for prototypic new optical setups.  

June 22nd, 2021 - Lab Happy Hour

We celebrated the end of Kaeli Mathias's and Adam Jabak's rotations and welcome Guzel and Patrick with libations and games at "The Commons" 

June 4, 2021 - Guzel Naik joins as a Research Intern

Guzel Naik is joining us for 6 months as a research intern. He has a BSc in Biology and previous research experience in epigenetics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences

June 3rd, 2021 - Patrick Samaha joins as a Research Intern

Patrick Samaha joins us for the summer. He is currently an undergraduate student in Bioengineering at the University of Toronto.

June 2nd, 2021 - S Fallacaro joins as a Rotation Student

S Fallacaro joins the lab for their first rotation. They are a student in The Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology division within the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate group. 

May 26th, 2021 - Its taller than Appy now!

I think he may need a ladder soon

May 26, 2021 - Kaeli  Mathias joins the lab for her PhD, co-mentored with Liling Wan's lab in Cancer Biologu

Kaeli Mathias decides to be co-mentored by Mustafa and Dr. Liling Wan. She has boundless enthusiasm, energy, and deep curiosity! 

May 24, 2021 - Birthday celebration

The lab surprised Mustafa with a birthday cake. What a great group of people! :)

May 21st, 2021 - The microscope is rising

Its growing!

May 14th, 2021 - Alan Boka joins the lab for his PhD!

Super excited that Alan Boka has decided to join the lab for his PhD work. He is a fantastic young scientist with a fearless attitude. Looking forward to lots of creating and exciting science.

May 11th, 2021 - Ultrafast laser is installed

Good progress for one day! After receiving our room we have our optical table, two photon laser, and server rack setup!

May 10th, 2021 - We have our microscope room!

The renovation of our microscope room is  complete. After 5 months of anticipation we can finally start on our microscope. Thanks to CHOP for facilitating this large rennovation

May 2021 - Mustafa featured in the CAMB Newsletter

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!