Long time with no news! The COVID pandemic has upended a lot of our plans, making research difficult. However we are pulling through and have a ton of cool projects on the pipeline. We received a pilot grant from the Carney Institute, in collaboration with Ahmed Abdelfattah to use novel genetically encoded voltage indicators to test the role of new neurons on epileptogenesis. We have two papers under review, Sayali’s one on MMP9 and one on the effects of SSRI, both available as preprints. Several undergrads graduated, Andrea in 2020 and Jackie, Alyssa and Janelys in 2021. We also have several summer UTRA students coming, which we will feature soon. It’s been a long haul, but hopefully we’re coming through in decent shape, a little worse for the wear.