VPUE summer research positions for Stanford undergrads

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Our lab (and others in Developmental Biology) have positions available for current Stanford undergrads to participate in 10-week summer research projects sponsored by the VPUE.  Contact Alistair if you’re interested: boettiger *at* stanford *dot* edu More information on the program is available here.  Applications are due April 1.

Elephant seal walk at Ano Nuevo SP

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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!

DevBio retreat in Monterey

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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 awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!

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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 […]

Poster presentations today at Keystone

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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.”

New paper out today!

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  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.