The Bergstralh and Hehnly Lab Mitosis Club was super fun and held at University of Rochester yesterday. Our lab learned a bunch about cell-cell adhesions and their remodeling during division from Dan’s group. There was great stories about 3-D stem culture models, Drosophila models, and from our lab zebrafish and human tissue culture cells. We saw some beautiful STED micrographs and prelim laser ablation studies. I can’t wait for the next one! Those that attended from the Hehnly Lab were Julie, Nikhila, Heidi, Lindsay, and Jessica.
We were lucky to have Katrina Stevens from Clarkson University join us for a summer research program (SURF Upstate). She did some exceptional work with her graduate student mentor Erica Colicino on chromosome missegregation in cancer cells. To celebrate we had a delicious dinner with friends/collaborators (the Castaneda lab), where we enjoyed Salt Fish (Salmon steamed in a mound of salt) and libations. Katrina is at the head of the table in the fourth picture.
Erica presented Lindsay Rathbun and her work on "Cytokinetic bridge triggers de novo lumen formation In Vivo" to the CNY Zebrafish meeting on Saturday and did a great job!
Check out this great article about our collaborator Carlos's lab! "Professor Carlos Castañeda Investigates Function of Protein-Containing Droplets in Cells"
Go Carlos! There is going to be some pretty sweet imaging to come with his work, so keep your eyes wide open for some studies in the future!