Spring 2017 Update!

We should update this page more often!

Lots of news! First, congrats to Jenn for graduating! She’ll be spending next year at NYU. Oscar will be going to med school as well in NY. We also welcome several new lab members: Sam, Alfonso and Madhu joined this spring and Alexis will be rotating through this summer. Congrats to Sam, Alfonso and Julia for their UTRAS, and to Karine for her APS award.

Congrats Oscar for Graduating

Oscar successfully presented his Honors Thesis and poster earlier this month and will be graduating next week! We were supposed to have a picture, but we forgot to take it! In any case Oscar will remain at Brown next year as part of a PREP postbac program while he applies to grad school and med school. Congrats Oscar!

Talbot School students planning on sending tadpoles to space!

This week we were visited by middle school kids from the Talbot School in Fall River. They won a grant to develop a project to send Xenopus tadpole to the International Space Station! During their visit they learned about Xenopus husbandry, how to study behavior and development and also a little bit abut neuroscience! Good luck with the project and we look forward to assisting you.

Also, check out the article on the Fall River Herald about the project.

Talbot visit

Summer NSF Fellowship

This summer we were fortunate enough to host Fidaa and Leslie, both from the Met School in Providence, who were our summer NSF fellows. After taking a class at Brown, the fellows spent time in lab learning about the various techniques we use, and as always was great fun.

More congratulations!

Congrats to our graduating lab members undergrads Carolina, Mashfiq and Nalini for defending their honors theses and graduating this weekend. Also congrats to Mashfiq for winning the Joslin award from Brown.

Congrats to Dan who will become Dr. Dan this weekend!

Congrats to Torrey for getting accepted into the CSHL Neural Imaging course this summer.

I think that’s it for now!