Welcome to our summer undergraduates! We are joined this summer by Columbia undergraduates, Amy Vo, Elizabeth Ayton, and QiYue Peng, as well as Samani Upadhyay from Brown University and Gabriella Fricklas from the University of Southern California.
Congratulations, Carol! Carol was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." Read more about Carol's election here.
Farewell, Mika! Sadly, Sadly, Mika Melikyan will not join us at the Zuckerman Institute but instead will continue to work at CUMC in the labs of Hynek Wichterle and Serge Przedborski on ALS research.
Congratulations, Carol! Carol was awarded the prestigious Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Neuroscience in recognition of her lifetime of scientific work and mentorship.
Welcome, Crystal! Crystal Colon Ortiz is rotating in the Mason Lab for the fall semester.
Adios, Austen! Austen Sitko is off to Harvard Medical School for a postdoc with Lisa Goodrich. Best of luck!
Goodbye, Rich! Rich Blazeski retired at the end of the month, after thirty hard-working years in the Mason Lab. He will be missed!
Congratulations, Sania! Sania Khalid graduated from Barnard College! Sania has worked in the Mason Lab every year of her undergraduate career.
Congratulations, Taka! Taka Kuwajima's SoxC paper was published in early 2017!
Welcome, Felix! Felix Fiederling joined the lab after completing his PhD at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie in Germany. He will work with Jane to examine spinal circuits after trans-synaptic labeling.
Congratulations, Austen, on a successful defense! Austen Sitko, graduate student in the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, defended her dissertation on December 12, 2016.
Congratulations, Qing! Qing Wang's microarray study was published in eNeuro in late 2016.
Congratulations, Carol! Carol shared the prestigious António Champalimaud Vision Award with John Flanagan, Christine Holt, and Carla Shatz, in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal in October, 2016 and at the annual ARVO meeting, May, 2017.