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Welcome Ty-Asia

We’re happy to welcome Ty-Asia to the lab. After only a few minutes in the lab, she has already impressed us very much (see picture). Ty-Asia will be working with Nicole this summer.

Welcome Naz

We’re happy to welcome Naz Ünsal (on the right), who will be working with us this summer. Naz is visiting from Istanbul, where she has just finished her third year at Yeditepe University.

 

Dash joins the lab!

Dashiell (Daxiang) Na has returned to the lab to undertake his PhD work. Dash did undergraduate and graduate work at the Peking University Health Science Center, then earned a Master’s Degree working in the Rosbash lab at Brandeis before coming to Rochester.

Tyler in particular could not be happier to see him back in the lab.

Nicole joins the lab!

We are excited to officially (finally) welcome our very first graduate student, Nicole Shona Dawney, to the lab. A native of the Isle of Sheppey, a tropical paradise off the coast of Kent, Nicole earned her undergraduate degree at the University of York, then spent a couple of years in research at the University of Cambridge.

Nicole’s top-secret project will be to study cell division and the control of spindle orientation in intestinal organoids.

First Image From the Lab

Tyler and Dan took this image, which shows a mitotic spindle in the Drosophila follicle epithelium. The arrow points to a mitotic cell. DAPI was used to visualize DNA (blue) and immunostaining was used to reveal tubulin (green) and spindle poles (red).

The arrow points to a mitotic cell. DAPI was used to visualize DNA (blue) and immunostaining was used to reveal tubulin (green) and spindle poles (red).

The arrow points to a mitotic cell. DAPI was used to visualize DNA (blue) and immunostaining was used to reveal tubulin (green) and spindle poles (red).

 

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Pins is not Required for Spindle Orientation in the Drosophila Wing Disc.

disc image for websiteDan’s paper on spindle orientation in the Drosophila imaginal wing disc is a highlighted article in the July 15 issue of Development. A short summary appears on The Node. Co-authors include Holly Lovegrove, now a postdoc at the University of Manchester, and Nicole Dawney, who starts her PhD studies at the University of Rochester this fall.

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