15 December 2019: Amrit and Sharon hooded Pooja and also saw Aniki in the crowd. Congratulations graduates!
3 December 2019: Most of our lab and fish facility undergraduates (Ally, Aniki, Austin, Cassie, Joe, and Sydney) gathered for an end-of-year pizza party to celebrate the year. We also congratulate Aniki and Cassie, who both graduated this Fall!
2 December 2019: Uyen and Sharon were joined by Monica and Rene to bring BioEYES to the rest of the 4th grade classrooms at Barrington Elementary during the first two weeks of December. We were all super impressed by this great group of young scientists!
21 November 2019: Natalie, Joe, Geremy, and Monica all presented posters at the Center for Muscle Health and Neuromuscular Disorders Annual Trainee Poster Session. Lots of great interactions, as always!
18 November 2019: Joe Beljan presented a poster highlighting his research on TGFb signaling in DMD at the Ohio State Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival. Great poster Joe!
14 November 2019: Uyen Tram and Sharon showcased the BioEYES curriculum at the Upper Arlington State of the Schools annual event. One of the opening presentations featured a video highlighting the experience of Barrington Elementary 4th graders!
14 November 2019: Pooja defended her dissertation today! She is the first Amacher/Singh lab co-mentee and she proudly wore her custom zebrafish shoes while defending and her "EJC PhD" crown post-defense. Congratulations Dr. Gangras!
25 October 2019: Recent graduate, Crystal Godon, sent word from Malaysia that she is now a biologist and team leader at Entofood, a company that bioconverts insects into animal feed and fertilizer using sustainable solutions. Congratutions on your new position Crystal!
24 October 2019: Tom Gallagher gave the "Research in Progress" talk for the Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology - great job, Tom!
11 October 2019: A HUGE shout-out and thank you to Aquaneering for donating breeding tanks for future BioEYES visits! The generous donation arrived today! We're excited to use them in the classroom soon.
9 October 2019: Look at this awesome thank you from 4th graders at Barrington Elementary!
2 October 2019: The Upper Arlington ThisWeek Community News highlighted BioEYES at Barrington. Read the article here!
1 October 2019: The Columbus Dispatch wrote a great article on BioEYES at Barrington Elementary! Read the article here!
23 - 27 September 2019: Check out these kids in action!
23 September 2019: We are so excited to report the first-ever implementation of the fantastic BioEYES program in Columbus! BioEYES Science Outreach educator Rob Vary (Mr. Rob), from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore, MD, came out to work with Sharon (Professor Sharon) and Uyen Tram (Dr. Tram), to bring zebrafish and the joy of scientific discovery into two Barrington Elementary School classrooms. Fourth grade teachers Katie Benton and Kari Warkentin are remarkable and their students are full of enthusiasm! This first-ever pilot was supported by The Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Upper Arlington Education Foundation, and the Barrington PTO, and we hope to expand our outreach in the future. We are looking forward to a fantastic week!
11 September 2019: The Singh and Amacher labs joined forces to discuss CRISPR-mediated genome editing in genetic and model systems with two dozen members of the Columbus American Chemical Society Silver Circle Club. Zhongxia, Tom, Amrit, and Sharon gave talks, answered questions, and provided tours of the lab and fish facility.
28 August 2019: Molecular Genetics Open House! Sharon highlighted the advantages of the zebrafish model system and Joe presented a poster describing his work with the zebrafish dmd mutant, a model for human duchenne muscular dystrophy. A fantastic group of freshman (as well as students from other classes) came by to learn more about the major and departmental research.
27 August 2019: Geremy, Joe, and Sharon participated in the OSU/MCH week-long Myology course by offering a "Zebrafish Wet Lab" (pun intended) to 10 course participants. Participants toured the fish facility, dechorionated embryos, sorted live dystrophic embryos from wild-type siblings, and mounted embryos in agar molds for birefringence assays.
22 August 2019: Grad student Monica Mannings passes her candidacy exam. Congratulations Monica!
21 August 2019: MCDB student Moulisubhro Datta joins the lab for his first rotation. Welcome Mouli!
19 August 2019: Postdoctoral fellow René Arvola joins the Amacher and Singh labs. Welcome René!
3 August 2019: Sharon cycled 100 miles in the Pelotonia! 100% of the money raised goes toward cancer research. She's half-way to her fundraising commitment, so if you feel inspired, please click here to donate. Donations for 2019 are accepted until October 4th.
24 July 2019: Jared's last day in the lab beforeheading off to the SDB meeting in Boston, then
to his newfaculty position at University of Maine. Best Fishes Jared!!
19 July 2019: Delia's last day in the lab after a successful NSF-REU experience. We'll miss you Delia!
12 July 2019: Kiel's last day before heading off to Minnesota to start his postdoc with Scott Dehm. Best Fishes Kiel!!!
2 July 2019: The lab hosted a fish facility and lab tour for an enthusiastic group of 8 high school juniors participating in the Nationwide Children's Hospital "Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease" summer program. Everyone had a great time!