NEWS

September 22, 2015 | Scribbles

 I love whiteboards.

I love whiteboards.

 

 

September 16, 2015 | Taking advantage of the good weather (winter is coming)

 Lunch = pizza at Area4

Lunch = pizza at Area4

 The beautiful view from our table. 

The beautiful view from our table. 

 

September 1, 2015 | Always building

 Vardhan and Derrick hard at work.

Vardhan and Derrick hard at work.

 

 

August 26, 2015 | introducing derrick to the lasers

 Safety first!

Safety first!

 That's right!

That's right!

 

 

August 25, 2015 | more Prairie set up

 Its only Derrick's second day...

Its only Derrick's second day...

 ...and look how helpful he is already!

...and look how helpful he is already!

 

August 24, 2015 | Derrick and Olga's first day!

Forgot to take pictures (again).

 

August 21, 2015 | testing out ephys on the 2p slice scope

 Borrowing a 200B while I wait for the Dagans.

Borrowing a 200B while I wait for the Dagans.

 The lab's first (of many) model cell test!

The lab's first (of many) model cell test!

 

August 19, 2015 | 2p slice scope install day 3

 Setting up the light paths with Tom from Bruker.

Setting up the light paths with Tom from Bruker.

 Testing the imaging out.

Testing the imaging out.

 

August 17, 2015 | 2p slice scope install begins

 Uncrating the scope.

Uncrating the scope.

 Checking it out.

Checking it out.

 

 

August 13, 2015 | laser install

 Uncrating with our fantastic installer Sean.

Uncrating with our fantastic installer Sean.

 In all its (extremely heavy) glory.

In all its (extremely heavy) glory.

 Both lasers on the table.

Both lasers on the table.

 3... 2... 1...

3... 2... 1...

 ... we have ignition!

... we have ignition!

 

 

August 12, 2015 | floating the table part 2

 The table was installed incorrectly...

The table was installed incorrectly...

 ... so we had to buy a jack and fix it.

... so we had to buy a jack and fix it.

 We got the table sorted out ASAP because we have all this stuff to put on it!

We got the table sorted out ASAP because we have all this stuff to put on it!

 

August 11, 2015 | floating the table

 This is harder than it looks.

This is harder than it looks.

 Admiring his handiwork.

Admiring his handiwork.

 

August 10, 2015 | Air table and 2P room set up

 Vardhan is tremendously excited because...

Vardhan is tremendously excited because...

 ... it's time to float the table!

... it's time to float the table!

 

August 5, 2015 | lab chairs

 I am so happy about these chairs. It took us forever to find the right ones.

I am so happy about these chairs. It took us forever to find the right ones.

 

 

July 31, 2015 | more Wet lab set up

 It's extremely gratifying to see at least some of the space start to look like a proper laboratory now.

It's extremely gratifying to see at least some of the space start to look like a proper laboratory now.

 

 

July 30, 2015 | renovation officially complete!

 Now we can finally move in all these electronics supplies!

Now we can finally move in all these electronics supplies!

 

 

July 29, 2015 | testing out the conference room

 The smallest lab meeting either one of us have ever attended.

The smallest lab meeting either one of us have ever attended.

 

 

July 27, 2015 | Wet lab set up

 I cannot tell you how excited I am to set this stuff up.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to set this stuff up.

 Oh yeah. Feels good.

Oh yeah. Feels good.

 

 

July 22, 2015 | Air table delivered and rigged

Forgot to get pics. 

Prairie slice scope is here in crates, ready for install.  Just waiting on the lasers...

 

July 10, 2015 | renovation construction pretty much complete

Now we're waiting on the plumbing inspection...

 

June 16, 2015 | Furnishings & fixtures

 Benches and cabinetry going up in 2P room.

Benches and cabinetry going up in 2P room.

 Almost there...

Almost there...

 

 

June 8, 2015 | Vardhan's first day!

Of course we forgot to take any pictures...

 

June 2, 2015 | New floor in the 2P room

 Now we need some benches...

Now we need some benches...

 

 

May 31, 2015 | McGovern Retreat @ Cape Cod

 That water is surprisingly cold.

That water is surprisingly cold.

 The shades in my hotel room look like spiny dendrites!

The shades in my hotel room look like spiny dendrites!

 

 

May 25, 2015 | 2P room renovations

 Coming along nicely...

Coming along nicely...

 

 

May 20, 2015 | McGovern meeting in Beijing

 Sightseeing at the Forbidden City.

Sightseeing at the Forbidden City.

 Apparently rickshaw traffic jams make good photo-ops.

Apparently rickshaw traffic jams make good photo-ops.

 

May 15, 2015 | Biological Research Registration complete!

 

April 28, 2015 | Surgical suite renovations

 We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

 

 

April 24, 2015 | More equipment arrives!

 Balance, pH meter, printer, and all important microwave and mini-fridge!

Balance, pH meter, printer, and all important microwave and mini-fridge!

 

 

April 22, 2015 | lab renovation moving apace

 Knocked out the wall in the 2P room.

Knocked out the wall in the 2P room.

 

 

April 14, 2015 | More training...

It never ends.

 

april 6, 2015 | First official deliveries of laboratory gear arrive

 Milli-Q, microforge, electrode puller, etc.

Milli-Q, microforge, electrode puller, etc.

 

 

april 3, 2015 | Lots and lots of training

Probably best to get this done ASAP...

 

April 2, 2015 | lab renovation underway

 Very exciting!

Very exciting!

 

 

April 1, 2015 | Mark officially starts at MIT

 The view from the new office.

The view from the new office.