Michael Bates and Julie Manikas present their Senior Research Projects!

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Congrats to Michael and Julie on a great poster presentation, getting Research Distinction awards, and soon to be graduating from Syracuse University! The Hehnly lab is super excited to keep both of them next year as research technicians while they prepare for their next steps.

Michael presenting his poster to a Hehnly Lab Alum, Alice. This work was done in collaboration with Erica Colicino (Hehnly Lab, currently at University of Michigan).

Michael presenting his poster to a Hehnly Lab Alum, Alice. This work was done in collaboration with Erica Colicino (Hehnly Lab, currently at University of Michigan).

Julie presenting her work on cilia formation in the zebrafish organ of asymmetry. This work was done in collaboration with Lindsay Rathbun (Hehnly Lab).

Julie presenting her work on cilia formation in the zebrafish organ of asymmetry. This work was done in collaboration with Lindsay Rathbun (Hehnly Lab).


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.


Great Job to Alice Garrastegui (class of 2018, SU) and Michael Bates (Class of 2019, SU)!

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Alice and Michael did a great job presenting their posters at Syracuse University this past Friday. Alice is a senior who won a Research Award on her work in our lab, and Michael is a junior.  We are super proud of Alice and Michael, and wish Alice all the luck after graduation with her future endeavors!

Top image is the lab! From Left to Right is: Mike, Alice, Heidi, Lindsay, and Erica.  The middle image is Mike with his poster entitled "Genetic instability and preferential segregation of lagging Chromosomes" and Alice with her poster entitled "The role of cell division in de novo tissue morphogenesis in Kupffer's Vesicle".