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Marnie, Lauren, Dana, and Ting present to educators at the Genomes Environments Traits (GET) Conference (April 24-25th)

Marnie, Lauren, Dana, and Ting brought nearly 40 educators from around the nation and beyond to Boston on April 24th-25th to participate in pgEd's educational GETed sessions of the Genomes Environments Traits (GET) Conference of the Personal Genome Project (PGP).


Brian presents his OligoPaints technology to the Genetics Department!

Brian delivered an impressive presentation on his OligoPaints project, and he has clearly inspired fellow scientists in the audience to use his technology for their own research. We can only imagine how the rest of the scientific field will benefit from Brian's hard work. Good job Brian!


Katherine Chen, a UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School student, starts her 6-week internship in the Wu Lab! 

We are pleased to have Katherine fulfill a six-week intership in our lab. She comes with research experience during her undergraduate career at Rutgers, as well as a fresh perspective for potentially advancing our research towards more translational purposes.


Eric presents a Platform talk at the 54th Annual Drosophila Conference (March 9th)

Eric was selected by the program coordinators of the 54th Annual Drosophila Conference to present his talked titled "A FISH-based RNAi screen identifies genes involved in somatic homolog pairing of heterochromatic regions".  He will be presenting at the "Cell Cycle and Cell Death" platform session.


Brian has won a poster award at the MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference (Feb 24th)!

Congratulations to Brian for getting an award for his poster titled "Oligopaints - developing high-resolution, low-cost chromosome paints".  Earning this award is a clear testament by judges at the MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference that Brian's project will have an impact on the scientific community.


Niroshi has passed her qualifying exam!

Let us all congratulate Niroshi, who has passed her exam with flying colors! Everyone is so proud of her and her major step into Ph.D. candidacy! We all celebrated with some nice bubbly and ice cream cake, as seen here.


Eric was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship!

With his proposal to look at chromosome pairing using high-throughput FISH screening, Eric has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The Wu lab is very proud of this great accomplishment!


Niroshi Senaratne joins the lab!

After completing her first year in the Harvard BBS program, Niroshi has decided to join the Wu lab to work on chromosome pairing.  We welcome her to our growing group of pairing enthusiasts!


Chromosome Dynamics meeting review

Back from Vermont, Brian and Ting went over the many interesting talks presented at the 2011 Chromosome Dynamics Gordon Conference!

Ting was also one of the presenters at the conference this year discussing our work on C. elegans and homolog pairing.


The Wu Lab welcomes three new members for the summer!

Chamith Fonseka, Vandana Apte, and Nicholas Apostolopoulos will be joining the lab this summer!

We are happy to have Vandana Apte and Chamith Fonseka for the summer. Chamith will be working with Ruth to study UCEs, and Vandana will be working with Sonny on Su(z)2.

We would also like to welcome Nicholas Apostolopoulos, who will be joining our lab as a technician. Most importantly, Nick is a Rutgers alumni, making him the 4th Scarlet Knight to join the lab!