Ivy awarded Outstanding Research in Biological Sciences!
May. 12, 2023—Congratulations to our recent graduate, Ivy Han for winning the award for Outstanding Research in Biological Sciences! Ivy is graduating today summa cum laude and we are so proud of her!
Seeding Success Grant Awarded!
Apr. 21, 2023—Congratulations to Andrea and Shane who were awarded the Seeding Success Grant on “The role of cellular tension in wound healing”.
Indrayani Waghmare to become newest faculty member at UMass Lowell
Apr. 21, 2023—Indrayani Waghmare has accepted a tenure track position as assistant professor at UMass Lowell! Congratulations and best wishes to Indrayani, we will miss you!
James O’Connor awarded the Larry Sandler Memorial Award
Apr. 21, 2023—James O’Connor, Ph.D. has been awarded the prestigious Larry Sandler Memorial Award for 2023. This is an international award presented to the best Ph.D thesis of the preceding year at the annual Drosophila Research Conference. James accepted the award and gave a lecture on his thesis, “A protease-initiated model of wound detection” in front of...
Indrayani selected to represent Vanderbilt University School of Medicine representative as part of SEC Emerging Scholars Program
Jan. 31, 2023—From MyVU news: “Four Vanderbilt graduate students and one postdoc recently participated in the SEC Networking and Career Fair hosted by the University of Missouri, part of the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars announced earlier this year. The program is intended to serve as a pathway and source of mentorship for historically underrepresented...
A new paper in JoVE
May. 16, 2022—James White et al published a new paper in JoVE! This paper demonstrates a reproducible protocol for dissecting and fixing the Drosophila melanogaster pupal notum for antibody and cell staining on new or previously live-imaged samples.
Junmin Hua joins the lab!
May. 15, 2022—
Indrayani had a baby!
Apr. 2, 2022—Indrayani and Will welcomed Lily (6lbs 14oz, 19 inches) on March 20th, 2022! Everyone is doing well! Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. James O’Connor on his thesis defense!
Feb. 8, 2022—On Friday, January 28, 2022, James O’Connor presented his work titled, “A Protease-initiated Model of Wound Detection.” He gave an excellent presentation, and everyone loved his movies. His committee comprised of Dr. Matthew Tyska, Dr. Ian Macara, Dr. Jared Nordman, and Dr. M. Shane Hutson, approved his thesis with no corrections! Congratulations, Dr. O’Connor!