Cat, Dani and Kendall presented their research today in the DNA Damage and Repair poster session. Great work, everyone!
The Fall semester has come and gone in a flash!
A few highlights of the semester were:
The new academic year is upon us and projects have started rolling fast already. Looking forward to a productive and fun semester breaking chromosomes!
Finally all managed to get together for a picture!
Our excellent science team this semester: Jasmine (left) is studying double-strand break repair in active and repressed genes, Ryan (center) is overseeing lab operations and testing various break induction systems using qPCR and cell-based assays, Angelica (right) is studying the effects of nutrient deprivation and the ketogenic diet on mTOR signaling in glioblastoma vs. normal glia cells.
We had a great time visiting Philadelphia and participating in the 2017 ASCB-EMBO meeting. The scientific sessions were varied and plentiful, but we even managed to get out and see a little of the City of Brotherly Love.
Tania and Lexy both were honored with travel awards to present their work at the the Annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting in Philadelphia. Tania won the ASCB MAC travel award for her work on the effects of chromatin environment on DSB formation and repair. Lexy took the Council for Undergraduate Research Biology Division Award for her work characterizing the function of the Rad54-PCNA interaction. Congratulations!
We've got a great team working together this semester, and some super cool projects going on! From Left: Tania, Rebecca, Patrick, Lexy and Ryan are all suited up in the first week of the Fall semester, ready to make some science.