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LAB NEWS

January 10 2022

Jessica O'Connell joins the lab as a research technician. Jessica received her MSc degree from Syracuse University in 2021. Welcome Jessica!

January 7 2022

Kelsey Wang successfully defends her thesis. Congrats Kelsey on a superb thesis!

August 16 2021

Siran Liu successfully defends his Masters thesis. Siran is starting grad school at U Toronto. Congratulations Siran but we’re going to miss you!

July 30 2021

Jamie Carthew's last day in the lab. Off to U Penn for grad school!!

July 8 2021

Vasyl Alba has a new paper in eLife! It is about the phenotype to genotype map in Drosophila and measures morphology in a landmark free manner. Congrats Vasyl!

June10 2021

Professor Ehab Abouheif from McGill University in Montreal visited us to present a seminar on ant evolution. Fascinating!

April 1 2021

Kelsey Wang joins the lab to perform her MSc thesis research as part of the Quantitative and Systems Biology program. Kelsey received her BSc from New York University. Welcome Kelsey!

February 17 2021

We hosted Professor Hana El Samad from UCSF to present a seminar on systems and synthetic biology. Wonderful talk!

December 15 2020

Kevin Nyberg and Joe Nguyen have published a cool new methods paper on CRISPR-HDR genome editing. We are also excited to have Greg Beitel and Shelby Blythe as coauthors. A real Molecular Biosciences effort!

October 11 2020

Rachael Bakker successfully defends her PhD thesis. Rachael has moved back to Seattle and after spending several months caring for their new baby, she is starting a postdoc position in Seattle. Congratulations Rachael but we’re going to miss you!

August 5 2020

Kevin Gallagher has a new baby girl – Audrey. What a cutie!!

July 10 2020

Ritika Giri successfully defends her PhD thesis and receives an IBiS Outstanding Thesis Award. Pamela is taking a postdoctoral position in data science with Luis Amaral at Northwestern. Congratulations Ritika!

July 7 2020

Pamela Agbu successfully defends her PhD thesis. Pamela is taking a consulting position at PPM Advising Group in Chicago. Congratulations Pamela but we’re going to miss you!

June 14 2020

Rachael Bakker’s paper comes out in eLife. Congrats Rachael for a job well done!

June 10 2020

Ryder Easterlin graduates from Northwestern with an honors thesis and he receives the Emmanuel Margoliash Prize for Outstanding Thesis. Ryder starts graduate school in computational biology at UCSF. We will miss you, Ryder

June 1 2020

The lab comes back partly in person. Everyone has been healthy, which is most important!

April 21 2020

Rachael Bakker has a new baby girl! Ezri is a total cutie!!

March 17 2020

Our lab goes into lockdown like the rest of the world.

February 19 2020

Ritika Giri’s paper comes out in eLife. Congrats Ritika for a job well done!

January 28 2020

Pamela Agbu’s paper comes out in Endocrinology. Congratulations Pamela!

January 13 2020

Gokay Yamakurt successfully defends his PhD thesis and he receives an IBiS Outstanding Thesis Award. Gokay is taking a staff scientist position at Emerald Cloud Lab Inc. in San Francisco. Congratulations Gokay but we’re going to miss you!

November 30 2019

Gokay’s paper has just been accepted in PNAS. Congratulations Gokay!

October 12-15 2019

Siran Liu joins the lab to perform his MSc thesis research as part of the Biotechnology program. Welcome Siran!
Also, Hamdi Kukucengin joins the lab as a new research tech. Hamdi received a BSc degree from University of Washington. Welcome Hamdi!

September 1 2019

Jiahui Liu is appointed a Center for Quantitative Biology Scholar. This supports Jiahui’s research on planar cell polarity. Congratulations Jiahui!

September 1 2019

Jamie Carthew joins the lab as a research tech for Madhav Mani. Jamie will be working with Vasyl on the wing project. Welcome Jamie!

August 15 2019

Our research tech Saya Dennis leaves the lab to begin graduate school at the Northwestern Feinberg College of Medicine. We will miss you Saya!

July 8 2019

Our Cell paper co-first authored by Justin Cassidy and Sebastian Bernask has been published. Congrats to both of you!

June 30 2019

Diana Posadas leaves the lab after five years as a postdoc. Diana was the recipient of a prestigious Pew International Fellowship. She is now a scientist at GreenLight Biosciences developing RNA vaccines.

May 23 2019

Sebastian Bernasek successfully defends his PhD thesis. Sebastian is taking a computational scientist position at Emerald Cloud Lab Inc. Congratulations Sebastian but we’re going to miss you!

May 16 2019

Dr. Sandra Siepka has joined the lab as our Lab Manager. Sandy received her PhD at Northwestern and later spearheaded a consortium to perform forward genetics in the mouse. We are very happy that Sandy has joined the team. Welcome Sandy!

May 2 2019

Bryan Eder successfully defends his M.Sc. thesis. Congratulation Bryan!

January 4 2019

Sha Qiao joins the lab as a new postdoc. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and we are excited that she has joined us. Welcome Sha!

September 1 2018

Andrew Liu is appointed a Center for Quantitative Biology Scholar. This supports Andrew’s thesis research on growth control. Congratulations Andrew!
Kevin Gallagher is appointed a Center for Quantitative Biology Scholar. This supports Kevin’s thesis research on eye development. Congratulations Kevin!

June 26 2018

The NIH has renewed its $4 million training grant to support the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program. Rich is PI and Director. Congratulations Rich!

June 15 2018

New grad student Andrew Liu joins the lab! Andrew received his BSc degree from UC Berkeley. Welcome Andrew!

May 19 2018

The NSF and Simons Foundation award a $10 million Center for Quantitative Biology to Northwestern. Rich is PI and Director of the Center. Congratulations Rich!