Last week we all gathered in the bioinstrumentation lab to get some hands-on experience building microscopes. After two hours of excellently-delivered, high-quality teaching content from Domenic, two coffee trips, one lunch trip, and a birthday celebration, we built a two-color epifluorescence microscope. It was a lot of work, but in the end we were able to image our own cells, and we were even able to see our tagged loci. Watch out Zeiss!
This August we took a small break from our cutting edge research at the bench to celebrate the summer with axe throwing! Everyone put up their best fight, but ultimately Sarah was crowned the Axe Throwing Champion. The lab is now fully equipped and prepared for whatever the Fall semester throws at us.
See the full story at MIT News: https://news.mit.edu/2021/scene-mit-stroke-lightning-beauty-nature-architecture-0709
New preprint: Enhancer-promoter interactions and transcription are maintained upon acute loss of CTCF, Cohesin, WAPL, and YY1
Our recent award from The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust and the Pew Foundation was featured in MIT news news.mit.edu/2021/anders-sejr-hansen-awarded-pew-stewart-grant-cancer-research-0630
This award will help fund Shdema's project on understanding the regulation of c-MYC in normal cells and its dysregulation cancer.