Birthday (Adam) and half-birthday (Deepti) celebration

Requests were “something apple” (Apple Crumble, and a perfect choice for New England’s best fruit crop) and ice cream (Vanilla bean). Ages are need-to-know, but they’re real young.

Deepti is always moving….

….. except when she’s not.

Post-apple jacks, Post-Nyquil coma….

DURING our weekly computational meeting.

Happy eighth b-day Adam

Deepti, was it Evan or the Nyquil?

Seriously, she was deaaaaaad…..

CLS7 Pumpkin Carving

Jelena’s first non-orientation day. Building evacuation and pumpkin carving. Just a regular day in CLS.

Thanks to the Banks Lab, the newest members of our Division for organizing the floor Pumpkin carving contest. Smiles at work now allowed?

Rodents were clearly the theme for this year.

Somehow the Tsai selfie pumpkin didn’t place. I would have judged differently!

The ears are spot on. Seriously, how could that mug not win best pumpkin?

Maratos-Flier lab pumpkin Rorschach test: what do you see? Mouse in a witches hat? Hummingbird dropping a deuce?

#4 has got to be the winner!

Standard Disclaimer: Banks lab works on naked mole rats. BIDMC a harassment-free workplace.

Well actually the DREADD mouse pumpkin won first place. Congrats to the Lowell lab team!

Congrats to Luhong and Shiwei on getting married!


恭喜他們結婚了 !

(or so google translate tells me)

So, totally forgot to grab pics a from celebratory lunch at Jojo… some pics of the food we ate is the best I could do.

Five spice beef in scallion pancake

pan-fried dumplings

Kong Xin Cai 空心菜 (Ong choy)

xiao long bao

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Spicy Beef noodle soup

Pigs ears (order this!)

Dan Dan noodles

Pork Belly buns

Egg in Scallion pancake

Welcome Luhong!

Luhong officially started today!

She comes to us from Suzanne Moenter’s lab where she worked on estradiol-mediated functional plasticity in hypothalamic kisspeptin neurons and their input onto gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons.

Already hard at work with Deepti on getting Dronc-seq up and running! As the first postdoc in the lab, she has no shoes to fill?

Deepti, Luhong and Adam checking out droplet occupancy

Deepti and the Jordan GOAT sweatshirt. Luhong approves.

Chris in a Tie

Adam, Chris, and Deepti representing

BNORC core presenting a poster at BIDMC Research Core Fair.

Not sure there were enough people who came by to warrant the time, but worth seeing Chris get gussied up.

Rosen/Banks/Tsai Kayaking 2018

Deepti and Maynara making waves

Yuchen, Jun (Banks), and Hyun (Rosen) back on dry land. (This may be the only time I’ve ever seen Hyun in shorts?!?)

Our summer outing this year with the Rosen and Banks labs. Kayaking on the Charles River followed by lunch at Za in Kendall. Forced bonding via double kayaks. Beautiful day with just a little sunburn. PI team of Banks/Tsai won the race btw (Banks is a beast and Tsai is a cheat).