Yup, my R01 renewal is official. So grateful to be funded to do this work. We have been plugging away on a difficult problem and things are getting really interesting. Thanks to everyone in the lab for their hard work!
Annelise is off to Utah to start her next big adventure. Thanks for all your hard work Annelise. Good luck in graduate school! You will be missed!
We have contributed a chapter to the new Xenopus protocols book that is being published by Cold Spring Harbor Press. This book is a long time coming, and will be a great resource to the community. Glad we could be a part of it. Our chapter is about cohesion and condensation assays using Xenopus egg extracts.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2018 Feb 23. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot097121
We’re pleased to announce that we have a new story in press at PNAS. Reem and Eulália are co-first authors, but many others made critical contributions to this work. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts! The study improves our understanding of how chromosome structure is regulated in interphase, and it the basis for an exciting new set of experiments currently underway.
Lauren Gawey came to the lab through the Fleming scholar program this summer. She learned a lot, FAST, and generated some interesting data. It as great to have her around, and we all enjoyed her company and enthusiasm. Now she’s off to Italy for an exciting semester abroad. I’m sure she’ll miss us!
We are very pleased to welcome Daria Klusa, who joins the lab as part of the Fullbright Poska program. Daria will be learning how to use egg extracts to study mechanisms of cohesion establishment and maintenance. Welcome aboard Daria!
I’m very pleased to announce that Dawn has received a scholarship from the Patricia H. and J. Donald Capra Scholarship Fund. This is particularly poignant for me because Don was such a strong early supporter of my lab. His enthusiasm and support live on in this scholarship, and we are so appreciative. CONGRATULATIONS, DAWN! (all caps, just the way Don would have said it!)
We all knew she could do it! Dawn passed her qualifier on the first try, and is now excited to get back to the bench full time. Congrats on a job well done, Dawn.