20170422 A few Wilson Lab members participated in the San Francisco March for Science. It was a great day, and really reassuring to see Market St packed with activists. Less encouraging were the vendors peddling things like "health-promoting kombucha" at the end of the march. Nevertheless, the event was largely inclusive & thoughtful, and there were even a few Lorax sightings!
20161212 The lab heads to San Francisco for some ice skating!
20161201 Visiting researcher Joan Compte Barrón joins for a six-month visit, to work on gRNA production, chemical conjugation, and biochemical assays. A graduate of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Joan is currently working on his M.S. at Goethe University, Frankfurt.
20160928 Laboratory manager Ariana Hirsh joins, working on lab safety, operations, and protein production. Ariana was previously with the lab of Florian Krammer at Mount Sinai, managing the lab from its first days and cranking out proteins related to viral immunity.
20160726 Postdoctoral scholar Colleen McGourty joins, working on chemical conjugations and protein-RNA binding assays. Colleen’s graduate research was with Michael Rapé at UC Berkeley, and examined the interplay between calcium signaling and ubiquitylation.
20160523 Postdoctoral scholar Rima Mendonsa joins, working on protein production and cell line manipulation. Rima’s PhD research with Joanne Engebrecht at UC Davis focused on the interplay between membrane phospholipids and SNARE proteins in yeast. Her prior postdoctoral work, also at UC Davis, was with mentors Christopher J Murphy and Paul Russell, investigating corneal cell differentiation.
20160516 Visiting scientist Nathanael Lintner joins the lab to work on tissue-specific genome editing assays. Nathanael performed his postdoctoral research with Jamie Cate and Jennifer Doudna, studying the mechanism by which a small molecule stalls translation of a specific gene.
20160407 Undergraduate researcher Shanea Gideon joins, working on protein cloning and mutagenesis. Shanea is studying molecular & cellular biology at UC Berkeley.
20160322 Postdoctoral scholar Lorena de Oñate joins, working on gRNA engineering. Lorena got her PhD with Núria Montserrat at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, studying the activation of pluripotent stem cells for organ regeneration.
20160315 Undergraduate researcher Marie Luff joins, working on protein-RNA binding assays and gRNA production. Marie is studying cell & developmental biology as well as public health at UC Berkeley.
20160215 The first non-Ross scientist, Hanna Wisniewska, joins for a three-week visit and the Wilson Lab is ontologically born. It’s not really a lab until there’s more than one person, right?
20160125 First experiment: site directed mutagenesis – always a classic.
20160121 First lab shopping trip.