Summer in Baltimore is hot. We mean really, really hot. Sometimes, you just have to put down your pipettes and go for ice-cream.
First year student TJ Koehler, from the Chemical Biology Interface Program, joins the lab!
Its our turn to present BMB Departmental Colloqium on Friday February 24. If you are around, come join us. Yes, there will actually be donuts.
We are pleased to announce that Brendan Fowl and Yoo Jin Kim have decided to spend the next academic year pursuing their Master of Science (ScM) Degrees with us.
Today Brendan Fowl joined the lab! He is an incoming MHS student and hails from Baltimore by way of Carleton College and Boston Children's Hospital. We got to know him over lunch and on the way home stopped for some iced-beverages. Walking outside on a hot Baltimore sunny day requires refreshments.
Twelve months ago, the Kavran Lab opened it's doors. It didn't take us that long to move in and baptize our floor with the first Coommassie stain. The past year has brought a few challenges and more than a few accomplishments. We couldn't have made it this far without the support of our departmental colleagues and the scientific community at Hopkins, so thank you for that. Most importantly, we are excited about what comes next!
On to the merriment, because you know that besides science our other passion is eating. We celebrated our Labiversary with a lab lunch at Iggies. To help mark the occasion we brought along some friends and collaborators.
At the annual BMB departmental retreat, the Kavran Lab was well represented. Leah Cairns presented a short talk and Thao Tran presented a poster. We opted to not take a picture of the seminar as we didn't want to be the overbearing lab, but instead took a sneaky picture of Thao regaling the department with all things Hippo.
Jennifer Kavran is this year's recipient of the Faculty Innovation Ho-Ching Yang Memorial Fund award.
We setup our first trays today. This momentous occasion will be marked with donuts next Wednesday, so if you are around stop by. Fingers crossed this gives us crystals.
Leah Cairns from the BCMB program has joined the lab for a rotation.
Danielle just did a stellar job on her rotation report and is now off to the Matunis Lab to learn about all things Sumo.
In what I assume will be the first of many food-themed outing, the lab headed out for some free ice-cream courtesy of the School's Centennial celebration. While there, we stopped by the photo booth for our first ever group shoot. I think we look we fabulous!
Danielle Bouchard comes on board as our first ever rotation student.
2015 July 30th.
We threw a little party to celebrate the new lab. Both new colleagues (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and old colleagues (Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry) joined in the festivities. If I do say so myself, we had the chicest, geekiest, and tastiest cookies in town.
2015 July 15th.
Aman Kataria joins the KAVRAN LAB becoming the first official recruit!