Thanks for an amazing evening, SIP!
Thanks to Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta, Founder and Faculty Director of the UCSC Science Internship Program (SIP) for the opportunity to share our research on circadian rhythms at the 2019 SIP Reunion at Google's Orpheum Theater. This program provides an opportunity for high school students to conduct hands-on research on the UCSC campus for ~8 weeks in the summer, I was blown away by the student testimonials -- it's clear that this program has had an outsized impact on its partic
A haunting image...
The lab outdid themselves again this year in the annual Halloween costume competition with a Dodgeball themed group costume featuring an epic battle between Average Joe's vs. the Purple Cobras. As Patches O'Houlihan would say, "If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!"
What does a wood-fired oven have to do with science?
We just got back from our lab retreat at on an amazing fruit farm in Gualala, located on the California coast west of Sonoma. We enjoyed homemade pizzas and the beautiful view while doing some lab bonding and chatting about the upcoming year's science goals. Favorite moment: Carlo aptly impersonating The Dude while drinking homemade Limoncello Milk (yes, apparently that's a thing -- thanks, Priya!). Close second favorite moment: Our annual white elephant gift exchange after a
Boarding group 3...
Thanks to Angus Whitley at Bloomberg News for ringing up to chat about Qantas' upcoming long haul flights from New York to Sydney, Australia. Angus wrote up two excellent pieces, one before the flight and one after, documenting his experience as a human guinea pig on this 20-hour flight. One thing led to another and I got to chat with some folks at the BBC World Service and Marco Werman on PRI's The World -- catch the short interview with Marco here.
Old friends and great science!
Thanks to Feng Wang at the University of Arkansas for the invitation to speak about circadian rhythms in the keynote address at the 2019 IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Symposium in Fayetteville. I enjoyed chatting with student scientists working on enzymology, structural biology, plant biology, or the interface between materials and biology at the poster session. As an added bonus, I got to visit with an old friend and former member of the UT Southwe
Average Joe's vs. Purple Cobras
Kudos to everyone in the lab for putting together an epic Dodgeball-themed group Halloween costume! As Patches O'Houlihan would say, "If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!"
What a trip!
Thanks to Yoshi Fukada (University of Tokyo), Tsuyoshi Fukada (ITbM, Nagoya University) and David Virshup (Duke-NUS Medical School) for their invitation to visit Singapore and Japan last fall. It was an amazing trip with exciting science, gracious hosts, and fantastic food!
What a trip!
Thanks to Yoshi Fukada, Tsuyoshi Hirota & David Virshup for the invitation to visit Singapore and Japan last fall. This was an absolutely amazing trip with great science, gracious hosts and delicious food.