We had a lab happy hour to say goodbye to Ali and Kier, who are leaving the lab to move on to bigger and better things. Megan arranged for a goodbye party at Hula's in town, where Jon and Kier enjoyed a Scorpion bowl together (at left). It was great having you both in the lab and we wish the very best for you!
I just got back from the most amazing meeting at the EMBL Advanced Training Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Three days of talks on oscillators in different biological systems, covering everything from lunar rhythms (Kristen Tessmar-Raible) to sleep (Gero Meisenboeck) to the somite segmentation clock (...many amazing talks!!). Ben Tu's talk on some interesting cell biology arising from metabolic rhythms was fascinating -- very cool stuff! Finally, amazing talks on the cell cy
A hearty congratulations to undergraduates Megan Torgrimson and Ivette Perez for their recent awards! Megan was awarded a highly competitive UCSC Undergraduate Research Award, providing her funds for research and travel to the upcoming 2019 UCSD Center for Circadian Biology Symposium. Right on, Megan! Ivette received a competitive Dean's Award for her undergraduate thesis entitled, "The regulatory roles of alternate splicing and intrinsically disordered regions of proteins
The lab just got back from an amazing meeting for the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms in Amelia Island, FL. Aside from the gorgeous sunrises, we are still revved up from the great talks and exciting advances in our field. I ran a symposium on Timekeeping in Cellular Biology with great talks from Pal Westermark, Deb Bell-Pedersen, Charo Robles, Katja Lamia, and Gad Asher. Sabrina and Carlo both gave talks in a slide session jam-packed with amazing talks on circad