About the lab:
Our work employs a variety of techniques ranging from oligo chip synthesis and library-based screening to iPS cell differentiation and live-cell imaging. We utilize a variety of model systems ranging from yeast to human cell culture to assure that the technologies we generate are applicable to a broad swath of the scientific community.
Our research group strives to push the boundaries of genetic engineering by developing new methods with which to modify and regulate eukaryotic genomes. We apply these tools ourselves or through collaboration to gain fundamental biological insights with a particular focus towards understanding neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Our team places a strong emphasis on mentoring, and values the opportunity to be able to train the next generation of budding scientists.
March 2019: 5 collaborative papers involving our lab have been published in past few months. Always fun to work as part of a larger team.
December 2018: Lab gets a grant from the Emerson Collective to help us build a new diagnostics platform.
October 2018: Sam presents at the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative- Work in Progress. He did an awesome job! Favorite answer to audience question: “I don’t know… a lot”, what better way to describe what we do :-)
October 2018: Alex presents guide+donor work at New York Cancer Genomics Research Meeting. Learned that even Nobel laureates take the subway like the rest of us mortals.
August 2018: Jenny joins!!! She'll be tackling one of the lab's more challenging projects... stay tuned :-)
August 2018: Brijesh joins the lab. He'll be leading our in vivo genome engineering efforts.
July 2018: Paroma joins the lab... starting to get a nice lil quorum.
June 2018: Debbie joins the lab!!!
May 2018: Congrats to Sam for passing his prelim! Now the real fun begins.