American Society for Cell Biology Conference

This December, Suzanne and three of our graduate students Maddie, Ayobami, and Guanyu traveled to Boston to attend the American Societys of Cell Biology Annual Conference. While there, we were able to learn about the cutting edge of science and collaborate /network with many peers. Additionally, Maddie, Ayobami, and Guanyu were all able to present their current finding surrounding their thesis work.

Fluoresence Principles Course

Lab members Guanyu and Maddie attended a course titled “Fluorescence Principles” in Urbana-Champaign Illinois and sponsored by ISS Inc. During the course, both students learned the in and outs of all fluorescence microcopy, receiving instruction from some of the founders of fluorescence such as David Jameson. (Images courtesy of ISS Inc Facebook page)

Girls in STEAM Leadership Conference

Dr. Scarlata was invited to Cushing Academy to speak on her successes and hardships in her career in STEAM. At the Girls in STEAM Leadership Conference, young high-school women were invited to participate in STEAM activities and hear from professionals on their experience as a women in STEAM. Graduate student, Maddie Rennie and fellow CBC graduate student Rebecca Gilchrist took the girls through a workshop to explain polymer chemistry.


Lela Jackson Defends PhD Thesis

Lela Jackson, a member of the Scarlata group for 5 years defended her PhD dissertation today. Congrats Dr. Jackson, we are so proud of you! On June 9, Dr. Jackson defended her thesis discussing the role of stress granules and their impact on neuronal function. Up next, Lela will start her new job as a field application scientist at Agilent. We will miss you Lela!