We were so happy to have Yiran Liu and Rachel Ungar as rotation students in the Salzman lab this quarter. Thank you to Rob for making this graphic to send them off in style!
Today our very own Elisabeth Meyer passed her qualifying exam!
We are all excited for the great work she’ll be doing in the future as a Doctoral Candidate!
The Salzman lab is thrilled to have Rachel Ungar and Yiran Liu to our lab for the quarter! Rachel is a PhD student in Genetics, and Yiran is a PhD student in Cancer Biology. Welcome!
Our very own Peter Wang has really outdone himself with this awesome art to ring in the last “-teen” year of 2000!
Congratulations to Rob Bierman for being awarded a 2018-2019 Blavatnik Fellowship! More information about the fellowship can be found here: https://news.stanford.edu/2018/08/07/10-million-pledge-supports-bioscience-students/
The Salzmanlab is also sad to say goodbye to Tara after 10 weeks of summer research through the GRIPS program (http://med.stanford.edu/genecamp.html)! Tara learned python from the bottom up and used her new skills to analyze how EBV infection leads to changes in host circular gene expression. Good luck with school this year!
Prachi has ended her time in the lab and is now pursuing a degree in Project Management.
The Salzman lab is sad to have to say goodbye to Nikhita after a wonderful and successful 10 week summer research program! Nikhita was a vibrant lab member and performed computational analyses identifying interesting forms of alternative splicing across the tree of life. As a summary, and to no one’s surprise, circles are everywhere! Nikhita’s research culminated in a fantastic presentation and she is excited to push this reserach forward and continue working remotely. The summer is always over too fast.
Thanks to the Beckman Center Ice Cream Social for making our week! Free ice cream for all!
From left: Tara, Gucci, Elisabeth, Julia, Rob, Nikhita
Gucci has previously worked at Uppsala University in Sweden (where she also earned her PhD) and in other labs at Stanford. She is interested in developing molecular tools as well as analyzing data.
Welcome to the lab Gucci!
Steven Barrett graduated with his PhD from Stanford’s Biochemistry Department this June. Steven studied how circular RNAs are produced and regulated, culminating in his thesis: "Mechanistic Analysis of Circular RNA Biogenesis from Yeast to Human.” He is about to start a clinical oncology product development internship at Genentech.
Good luck Steven! We miss you!
We welcome summer researcher Tara Ahsan! Tara comes to us from Stanford's GRIPs program!
Hi, I'm Tara a high school student from Sequoia. Some of my hobbies I enjoy are playing tennis, baking and hanging out with friends! This summer I'll be learning to code and researching the genomic context of circles!
We are overwhelmingly excited to welcome Elisabeth (left) and Julia (right) to the lab!
Julia is a second year PhD student in ICME. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2016 with majors in Mathematics and Biology. When she isn't pursuing her interest in developing rigorous mathematical theory for biological experiments, you can probably find her listening to a podcast while biking around Palo Alto.
Elisabeth is a first-year PhD student in Biochemistry. She graduated from Harvard University in 2015 with a BA in Chemistry and Physics, and worked as a technician at the Broad Institute from 2015 to 2017. Outside of lab, she enjoys going to libraries and drinking bubble tea (separately).
Peter brought in proprietary bubble formulation and home made bubble wands!
We are happy to welcome Nikhita as a summer 2018 researcher! Nikhita was awarded the Khorana Scholarship and has decided to perform research in the Salzman Lab for the summer 2018.
The Khorana Scholarship, named after the Nobel Laureate Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, is a grant given by the Government of India to selected students studying Biology which enables them to pursue a summer research internship for 10 weeks at a premier university in the United States.
Nikhita has completed three years of undergraduate studies in a dual degree program in Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. She is pursuing a minor in Computational Biology and aims to work in this field in the future.
Julia comes to us from the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) and we are excited for her computational and mathematical expertise!
We are excited to welcome Kevin to the lab for his winter rotation!!
Ammar is joining our lab as a postdoc with interests in characterizing the function and mechanism-of-action of circRNAs in the nervous system using high throughput genome-wide screens.. Ammar has previously been focusing on understanding the function of non-coding RNA, especially circular RNA in brain development and neuropsychiatric diseases, which is a great fit for our lab.
The lab has published a paper, "ciRS-7 exonic sequence is embedded in a long non-coding RNA locus to PLoS Genetics!"
Congratulations to everyone who worked on the paper!
Already people are tweeting about the paper (link)!