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:


ASCB 2017

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Erica Colicino and Lindsay Rathbun (Hehnly Lab Graduate students) did a great job at their posters this year! Presenting on the role of Gravin and PLK1 in centrosome function (Erica) and Spindle and cleavage furrow positioning during embryonic patterning (Lindsay).

Erica Colicino presenting her poster.

Erica Colicino presenting her poster.

Lindsay Rathbun at her poster.

Lindsay Rathbun at her poster.

And we found a delicious speakeasy!

And we found a delicious speakeasy!

We got to see some old friends (Hui-Fang Hung).

We got to see some old friends (Hui-Fang Hung).

And great talks by our new faculty member Dr. Jessica Henty-Ridilla!

And great talks by our new faculty member Dr. Jessica Henty-Ridilla!


ASCB 2016 in San Francisco

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Lindsay Rathbun and Erica Colicino did a great job this year presenting their work at ASCB in San Francisco!  Erica talked about her study on the spatial and temporal regulation of the mitotic kinase Plk1 and Lindsay presented her work on the role of division orientation during 3D expansion and embryonic patterning. 

Lindsay Rathbun presenting her talk titled "The role of division orientation in tissue patterning".  This is a collaborative project between our lab (Hehnly Lab) and the Amack Lab at SUNY Upstate.

Lindsay Rathbun presenting her talk titled "The role of division orientation in tissue patterning".  This is a collaborative project between our lab (Hehnly Lab) and the Amack Lab at SUNY Upstate.

Erica Colicino presenting her poster titled "Plk1 spatial synchronization and activity during mitosis." This is a collaborative project between our lab (Hehnly Lab) and Leszek Kotula's laboratory at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

Erica Colicino presenting her poster titled "Plk1 spatial synchronization and activity during mitosis." This is a collaborative project between our lab (Hehnly Lab) and Leszek Kotula's laboratory at SUNY Upstate Medical University.