We have just been officially notified that Tamily has won an NSF CAREER award, to fund the lab for five years, from 2016 until 2021. We are ecstatic about this news, and the exciting opportunities that the award provides! The title of her grant is "CAREER: Investigating the Role of Clonal Cell Competition in Zebrafish Neural Development using in Vivo Multicolor Imaging". More can be read about this award on the Lewis & Clark College website, here.
The lab has received a new collaborative grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Here is the detailed information:
"This is an $80,000 grant (over two years) to study nervous system development in zebrafish embryos. This formal collaboration with two other principal investigators at Whitworth University (Aaron Putzke) and Reed College (Kara Cerveny) will establish a regional research alliance by bringing together scientists pursuing similar research goals using advanced imaging technologies. The Collaborative Research Alliance Pilot Initiative will establish a virtual “Center for Excellence” in the Pacific Northwest: the total amount awarded to all three institutions is $240,000, and will also involve Drs. Greg Hermann and Norma Velázquez-Ulloa at Lewis & Clark, and computational biologists at Reed and Whitworth. The project will bring a number of researchers and undergraduates together to better understand how the nervous system develops, foster research-rich teaching environments, and enhance the sharing of data and expertise across the region."
Mako won a $1,200 travel award from Lewis & Clark that will fund her trip this month to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle. Go Mako! And thanks LC!
Some of Zac's images from our lab's work have been highlighted in the current issue of Scientific American. Here is a link to the article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brainbow-connection-viewing-nerve-cells-in-living-color/
... and here is a free 1-minute video with more images, and a nice big credit to Zac at the end: http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/building-a-brainbow/
This fall, several of our images are displayed in a French art exhibition that focuses on fluorescence. Here is a link to a blog that describes the exhibit (in French):