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…
Sedona passed her qualifying exam! Congratulations, Sedona!
Alistair has received a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. More info on all of this year’s awardees is available on the Packard Foundation website.