Congrats to Erica Colicino for her cover at Cytoskeleton

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Check out Erica’s recent publication in Cytoskeleton titled “Regulating a key mitotic regulator, polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1)”. You can find the article here. Here’s her beautiful cover below, which is a Structured Illumination Microscopy Micrograph of PLK1 (Fire Look-up Table) and kinetochores (CREST, white) during different stages of the cell cycle.


ASCB/EMBO 2018 in San Diego

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Erica Colicino, Lindsay Rathbun, and myself all presented posters this year on spindle orientation in zebrafish morphogenesis, the role of abscission in lumen formation in vivo, and chromosomes asymmetrically segregating. Also, our collaborators Carlos Castaneda and his student Julia Riley presented their work. We got lots of great feedback and got to enjoy a lot of sun. Highlights included seeing old friends from Iowa, Seattle, and Umass, and a cat cafe. Some photos below:

Hot Pot to see Erica Colicino off!

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We wish Erica all the best with The Ohi Lab at University of Michigan! We celebrated Erica with delicious Hot Pot, images below.

Visiting Clarkson University to present on Cell Division and Membrane Trafficking

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I had a wonderful time at Clarkson University in Potsdam NY last Friday (November 30) giving a seminar on “The role of cell division and membrane trafficking in tissue morphogenesis”. I got some great pointers on zebrafish techniques from Ken Wallace’s group and got to watch Ken do cell transplants in the early embryo!

The highlight of my trip was seeing an old friend, Katie Stevens, who worked in our lab last summer. Here’s some photos below of Clarkson University’s campus, Hockey, and Katie.