Congratulations Rachel !! .. and Taco Tuesday @ Barcocina !

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Bour. Rachel, who took a year off to work in the lab after she graduated in BioEngineering from UMD College Park, just got accepted to Graduate School !! She will be joining the Bioengineering program at the […]

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We welcome Emily Smith for her Graduate Lab Rotation !

Emily Smith joins the lab for her rotation. Emily is a first year PhD student in the GPILS – Microbiology and Molecular Immunology program here at the UMSOM. She plans to work on Microbial pathogenesis and Vaccines for her thesis […]

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Book Club : The Language Instinct

Our choice for the 2nd Book Club of 2017 is “The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language” by Steven Pinker. Discussion is tentatively scheduled for July 15th at the Pickles Pub. Lab members can view/download the ebook & audiobook […]

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Book Club : Freakonomics

For February’s Lab Book Club discussion, the students chose the now “classic” from Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner – Freakonomics: : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. The book, originally published in 2005, has been […]

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Book Club: Outliers

Our book choice for reading through the holiday season is Outliers: The story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book Gladwell presents his thesis about the factors are make some people wildly more successful than others – using a […]

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Lab T shirt day 2016 !

We tried out our first lab T shirt design this year with digitally printed shirts from Uberprints. Everyone got their “presents” yesterday.. and here’s some pix of the gang opening presents to see the designs for the first time : […]

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Book Club: Emperor Of All Maladies

This month, our lab book club choice is “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The book chronicles the history of cancer from an young physician’s perpective. A PBS miniseries based on the book is […]

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Book Club : Survival of the Sickest

Our lab’s August 2016 Book Club selection was the Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. The book has been extensively reviewed since its 07 publication and is a staple of undergraduate book discussions in Biology. Lab […]

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HBO’s John Oliver on News Reports of “Scientific Research”

Okay .. This may not have the most appropriate language to be cited here :-), but its an interesting piece on an issue that should concern us all – the cherry-picked reporting of “science” that comes out in the news […]

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