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.