Prominent epigenetic chromatin states are associated with distinctive 3D organization. We are interested in understanding how epigenetic state effects 3D structure and transcriptional state and v.v. We are currently tackling this through a combination of single-cell imaging and computational modeling.
lab decorating Thanksgiving cookies
Boettiger lab annual Pumpkin carving, 2021!
The Boettiger lab welcomes Dr. Joo “Jude” Lee. Jude recently completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Shen lab studying neural development in c. elegans. He will join the newly forming live imaging wing of the lab to help understand the dynamic processes driving chromatin motion and transcriptional regulation.
The Boettiger lab is pleased to welcome Dr. William Roman, who joins us from Portugal where he has been running the MyoChip project to study vascularized and innervated muscles in a 3D in vitro system. William will study multiplexed FISH techniques with us, with applications in hox gene regulation in 3D gastruloids in vitro.
Minhee Park was awarded a highly-competitive Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Minhee! You can read more about the fellowship and Minhee’s project here.
Today Leslie successfully defended her thesis, to cap off nearly four years in the lab. It was a beautiful presentation and the heartfelt remarks that followed led much of the audience to reach for tissues.
This morning Aparna successfully defended her thesis, the first grad student in the lab to reach this huge milestone. It was an excellent presentation, to top off years of hard work. Congratulations, Aparna!!! We celebrated via Zoom but are hopeful that a more traditional celebration will be possible soon.
We have recently added 2 new lab members. Kazuki Yoda is a 2nd year graduate student in biophysics and Geoffrey Lovely is a research scientist. Welcome to the lab!
This year we kept the lab pumpkin carving tradition alive via Zoom. Nice work, everyone!