Welcome to Maitreyi Upadhyay, a postdoc who will be working on ovarian development in Drosophila!
Cassandra is a Co-PI on a 5 million dollar award fom the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, to establish the NSF/Simons Center for the Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology at Harvard University. This is one of four NSF/Simons-funded centers in the US that will support novel research that aims to develop and use new mathematical and statistical tools to understand biological problems, particularly cell fate acquisiiton, self-assembly, and morphogenesis. At Harvard, we will work closely with the Quantitative Biology Initiative. Read the Harvard Gazette article.
Seth’s paper on a customizable device for injecting and imaging large numbers of embryos at once is accepted for publication in Biology Open.
Farewell and congratulations to Eva van der Heijden, who completed her rotation in our lab for her Masters through the MEME program in Evolutionary Biology!
Farewell and congratulations to Savandara Besse, who completed her Master’s and is off to become a PhD student at the University of Montreal in the Pechmann lab!
Welcome to Diede de Haan and Savandara Besse, who are student interns from the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Evolutionary Biology, and the University of Bordeaux Masters in Bioinformatics programs respectively.
Seth is a featured scientist on a Science/AAAS Webinar on automated imaging called “What automation can do for you: The benefits and pitfalls of automating your microscopy research.” Register (for free) here to watch the video.