Science can be a lot of work. Thankfully, we have grad students for that.
Another week, another box of doughnuts, this time as a reconciliation gift from our chronically late pipette tip supplier. Naturally, we slapped it on our panini press.
We slapped some doughnuts on our panini press.
Conclusion and Future Directions
The results of this study are highly promising, indicating that this method may have widely applicable utility. Future studies will assess how panini press grilling influences the enjoyability of alternate flavors of doughnuts, as well as other dessserts.
The tale of the great departmental evacuation of 2018. With just a few days leading up to the Fourth of July holiday, blaring sirens announced trouble. Like all intrepid scientists, none of us initially paid attention–that is, until we heard there was in fact a chemical leak downstairs and the whole department needed to evacuate. Thankfully, the problem was resolved before the end of the day, but not before we all got a dose of "fish out of the water" syndrome.
Check out the pictures below to learn more about our lab's foray . . . outside.
An undergrad-friendly adventure. What do you do when you plan an impromptu brewery outing but find out only upon arriving that anyone under 21 needs a parent or guardian present to enter?* You turn around and go to a local pub for beer and burgers! After all, family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.
*And yes, we did call ahead. They straight up lied to us.
Good PIs and departments know that donuts are the fuel for excellent research. Our newest three graduate students received a warm welcome with Union Square Donuts twice in one week! With all the sugar going around, it looks like the lab is in for an energized summer brimming with science.
Check out our new lab! We have two large laboratory rooms as well as a graduate student office space, and a break room. We're pretty much settled in at this point, so now it's time to do some science! Pictured in the tissue culture room is the inagural passage of 293Ts. A postdoc in the background can also be seen setting up the very first chemical reaction of the new lab!
We've been preparing for hibernation this winter by bulking up with chocolate and food at various holiday parties. One of the well-known caveats of joining an interdisciplinary research group is access to multiple department holiday parties.
In addition, the first-year graduate students (aka G1s) have been settling nicely into the group since officially joining in December. As Brian's first round of students, it is an understatement to say that we are excited to help create a culture that will last for years to come. For those of us that are interested by the history of the department, it has been quite the pleasure to work in the space of what used to be the storied lab of Prof. Dave Evans. However, we are very much looking forward to moving into our new space in just a few months (pictures will follow!).
A good number of our fellow classmates recently joined the Jacobsen and Liu research groups. In the spirit of the holidays as well as a birthday (Dennis, pictured far right), we hit The Border Cafe, a local favorite in Harvard Square. Despite being a veteran of the Cambridge area, YP (left) discovered he couldn't take the heat of Border's salsa.