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Hannah presents her work at the VSSA Annual Symposium

August 8, 2016

This summer, undergraduate student HannahSofia Brown worked under the mentorship of graduate students Alaina Willet and Chloe Snider.  She also participated in programming for the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA;  Hannah spent the summer investigating the contribution of phospholipids to cytokinesis.  She presented her poster entitled "Opy1 is associated with the phosphoinositide-4-kinase Stt4 complex important or contractile ring anchoring in fission yeast" at the annual VSSA symposium.

Welcome Hannah and Alison, two undergraduate summer research students!

June 23, 2016
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We are excited to welcome two Vanderbilt undergraduate students to the lab for the summer--HannahSofia Brown and Alison Zhong!   ...... Tell us about yourself—where did you grow up? What are you studying at Vanderbilt?   Hannah: I am from Minneapolis, MN and am majoring in Neuroscience and triple minoring in Jewish Studies, Medicine, Health and Society, and Chemistry.   Alison: I moved from Boston to Brentwood, TN 10+ years ago.  I'm studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at Vanderbilt!  

Welcome Sierra Cullati, our new postdoc!

June 10, 2016
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The Gould Lab welcomes Dr. Sierra Cullati, who joins us after receiving her Ph.D. from Dartmouth University.  We are excited to have Sierra in the lab, and we asked her a few questions to get to know her...    What are you most looking forward to doing/learning during your postdoc?  Is there anything that you think will be particularly challenging and/or bothersome?

Happy graduation to our undergraduate students, Ellen Risemberg and Sylvia Jang!

May 29, 2016
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Congratulations to two of our stellar undergraduate students, Ellen Risemberg and Sylvia Jang, Vanderbilt University Class of 2016.  While in the lab, Ellen and Sylvia worked with Dr. Janel Beckley to identify novel genetic interactions between division site-localized proteins.  We will miss these two hardworking and cheerful ladies very much as they move on to their next adventures.  Ellen is moving to Wisconsin where she will work for the software company Epic and Sylvia is headed to Charleston, SC to attend Medical University of South Carolina.  Best wishes to you both! 

Welcome Ana Belen, a visiting graduate student from Sevilla, Spain

May 5, 2016
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We are excited to welcome Ana Belen Iglesias-Romero!  Ana is a graduate student at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain.  Read our interview with Ana to learn more about her.    What is your project? My project is about the possible implications of the S. pombe MAPK effector from the cell integrity pathway, Pmk1, in the spindle assembly checkpoint.   How did you get the opportunity to come to Vanderbilt?