Ask me about rotation projects! Graduate students from any program interested in gene regulation, genome structure, advanced microscopy, and/or quantitative biology are encouraged to visit. Please contact Alistair by email: boettiger at stanford dot edu to set up a time. Potential Rotation Projects: Imaging insulator activity in action. Structural relationships of enhancers and promoters in development. Advanced error-correction codes […]
Postdoctoral positions available. Please send a C.V. and contact information for three references to boettiger at stanford dot edu. Additional information on working and living in the Stanford area and the resources available to postdocs: Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. http://postdocs.stanford.edu/
Interested in learning about single-molecule imaging and programming instrument control software? Join the lab as an undergraduate researcher and assist with programming our two super-resolution Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy setups! Previous experience with Matlab or Python is advantageous. Commitment 4-10 hrs/wk.
We are very excited to have Minhee Park join our lab as a postdoc. Welcome, Minhee!
Most of the lab braved wet and windy weather to visit Ano Nuevo State Park during the elephant seal pupping and mating season. Fortunately for us, seals are more active on cold, rainy days and we came came very close to one seal, witnessed a couple of fights, and heard lots of noisy pups. It’s definitely worth a visit!
Alistair is traveling this week so we productively used lab meeting to assemble a gingerbread village and decorate ugly sweater cookies. When the cat’s away…
We continued our lab pumpkin tradition for the third year in a row, with some pretty creative results.
We had another great departmental retreat in Monterey, CA! Aparna and Leslie both gave excellent talks on their latest findings and we had a chance to hear about the cool work going on in other developmental biology labs. We also spotted some playful dolphins and whales from the hotel — maybe next year we’ll remember to bring binoculars!
Leslie Mateo was awarded a 2019 Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This award recognizes Leslie’s amazing work, her passion for supporting underrepresented minorities in science, and her leadership potential as a future PI. Congratulations, Leslie! The grant will also provide training to both Leslie and Alistair on creating inclusive environments and promoting diversity in academic science. You can […]
The lab has two poster presentations this evening as part of the Keystone 3D Genome Conference (X6) Leslie Mateo will present “Applying ORCA to visualize chromatin organization and transcription in Drosophila embryos at single-cell resolution” Sedona Murphy & Aparna Rajpurkar will present “Exploring the role of phase transition and polycomb compaction during Drosophila embryogenesis.”
The lab has a new paper online today in Nature. The paper uses a novel imaging approach to visualize chromatin and gene expression in single cells in Drosophila embryos. You can hear more about the research at the Keystone Symposium on the 3D Genome. Alistair is presenting a talk this evening and Leslie is presenting a poster on Tuesday evening.
The lab gathered together before the holidays to assemble a gingerbread house and, in the wake of the CRISPR-baby news, to watch Gattaca.
The 2nd annual Boettiger lab pumpkin carving took place this past weekend and there were some great designs. Perhaps we should have a contest next year…