June 15, 2015

Welcome Isabella Boyle and Laura Ratliff!  Isabella and Laura are both volunteer students from Flintridge Prep.  They will be working this summer on the jelly projects.

June 5, 2015

Congratulations, Ker Lee Yap!  For winning the 2015 Caltech’s Art of Science competition.  Ker Lee submitted a photograph of her reproduction of Stephane Leduc’s experiment on Osmotic Growth – a project she did in Bi192 last Fall.  Check out Leduc’s original paper published in 1911.  And here is one of Ker Lee’s pictures.  You can see her winning photographs on display at Chandler.

Osmotic Growth. Photo credit: Ker Lee Yap.

May 21, 2015

From our most recent lab lunch… followed by nap.


Photo credit: Clare Yarka

April 24, 2015

Attention!  High school students looking for experience in biology research?  We have an internship position in the lab, to start in the summer or asap.  See description, and email your CV to Lea.

April 22, 2015

Hippity hip hooray!  Welcome to the world, baby Eli Thompson Frick.  Congratulations to Courtney and Chris.  Come by the lab to see cute pictures.

April 20, 2015

Welcome Mengsha Gong!  We are so excited she decided to join the lab.  Mengsha loves to think about how biology can inspire technology, art, and teach us to live in a more energy sustaining way.  And as a bonus, it’s another Cal alumnus in the lab!

March 19, 2015

Welcome to the lab, Kim Kibeom!  Kibeom hails from the Systems Biology program, likes to think about signaling dynamics, and rides a skateboard to the lab.

February 17, 2015

And the lovely view from Noah’s vacation … ahem, conference trip.


February 16, 2015

Check out Misha’s recent TedX talk on developing and nurturing natural curiosity!

February 12, 2015

It is high time that we get the lab updates going again!  We have all been quietly and gratefully hiding under the rock in the idyllic sunny Southern California.  We just submitted the jelly paper (congratulations, Mike, Ty, and Will).  Harry, Noah, and Chris (yes, all three of them) are going to give talks in the upcoming Q-Bio.  It is hard to say whether the palpable excitement is because of the exciting Q-Bio conference, or because the conference takes place in Hawaii.  Clare and Tom joined the lab as post-bac technicians.  Clare is holding the torch in cell analysis, having just segmented her 600th cell.  Tom is discovering how mysterious a 3-protein circuit can be.  We welcome Kim Kibeom and Andres Ortiz, our rotation students from Biology.  Kiboem has just produced a record-breaking clearest-ever Western blot, and Andres is enjoying that enviable first experience of watching frog embryos develop.  Movie-making, stuff-building, mixing and separating clear liquids, playing and imagining – all happily going.  New projects are popping up in the lab, from biochemical reconstitution to behaviour studies. More on that and pictures to follow.

April 17, 2014

The lab welcomes our first ever high school volunteer.  Welcome Lawrence Cheng!  Lawrence hails from La Canada High School, and he’s already begun collecting data this weekend.

April 12, 2014

Welcome to the lab, Harry Nunns!  We are very thrilled Harry decided to join the team.  That’s another Cal alumnus in the lab.  He is now busy doing lots and lots of math, and already onto something interesting…