May Your Days be Oxytocinergic and Bright!

Nathan prepared this cake for the annual Genetics Department dessert contest. The colored frostings are a Sanger sequence view of the DNA encoding oxytocin (the gene product, of course, represented by the raspberry heart). Happy holidays and new year from all of us in...

Joe Contracts Bieber Fever

After a holiday-season lab dinner of family-style Chinese food at Lu Lu, the lab went singing pan-seasonal tunes at karaoke. Joe and Nichole were in the grips of Bieber Fever when this photo was taken. We are hopeful that a long, high-decibel course of classic rock...

Susan joins Psychiatry faculty!

We’re very excited to announce that Dr. Susan Maloney has just joined the Psychiatry Dept as faculty here at Wash U! Susan has been researching serotonin neurons and the influence of SSRIs on neurodevelopment in mice. We (and Washington University, I’m...

Congratulations Haley!

Haley, who has been working with Mike Vasek, was just awarded the BioSURF Fellowship, which supports summer undergraduate research under “seasoned mentors” (stay spicy, Joe/Mike). Haley’s application was a grant-style proposal reviewed by Wash U...