Congratulations to Roxanne on her admission to the University of Virginia graduate school!
We are sad to see her go, but happy that she is in such a beautiful place.
Congratulations to Kate on her recent publication in JCI!
An inconsistency in staining led to the identification of unusual, shortened (s) TDP43 splice isoforms that may play a central role in ALS pathogenesis. Way to go, Kate!
Kate Weskamp successfully defended her thesis today. The first question was asked by none other than Ripley Barmada. Despite the fact that this question had something to do with reindeer, and wasn't even directed at Kate, this kicked off a lively round of questions by audience members and (after a short delay) thesis committee members. Not surprisingly, Kate came out of it with a PhD.
According to Hitachi, an F31 is "A compact system with outstanding performance, for a wide range of applications."
In this case, however, the F31 is no diagnostic ultrasound system, but a competitive grant from the NIH. Congratulations, Nico!
The best happy hour conversations start and end with UPF1.