At the end of 2023, Dr. Cheng and Dr. Huynh traveled to Hawaii and presented their work at the International Conference on the Lens! Everyone in attendance had great projects that we look forward to hearing about their progress next conference! Until then, check out Dr. Huynh receiving his NFER Young Investigator Travel Award below! ALOHA 2024!
We are excited to share that our new article which details how to faithfully preserve and immunostain fiber cells from the lens nucleus region for imaging, with quality that can rival scanning electron microscopy! The video protocol is available through this link: Mouse Lens Dissection and Processing to Study Fiber Cell Interdigitations and Membrane Architecture.
Thanks a bunch for help throughout the video editing process: JoVE Video Production Team and Lorenzo Jackson II!
We’re grateful for all the laughter, support, and learning that keeps the lab exciting! Thank you everyone!
On September 27th, Dr. Cheng celebrated her achievement of tenure alongside Dr. Nicholas Port’s promotion to full professor. Thank you Dr. Rowan Candy for coming to celebrate! Congratulations to all those promoted this year!
We recently celebrated Gryffin’s birthday this October! If you look overhead, you can see that tequila begins the spooky season early!
Thank you ThermoFisher for delivering some slices of fun! Not featured are the Mother Bear’s pizza boxes that we devoured before remembering to take a picture 🙂
Dr. Velia Fowler was named Borish Scholar from the IU School of Optometry at Oxyopia on September 22, 2023. Dr. Fowler has been awarded this title for her contributions to vision science and ophthalmic research. Dr. Cheng worked with Dr. Fowler as a post-doc and staff scientist while at Scripps Research in La Jolla. Congratulations Dr. Fowler!
Not too long ago, we had the opportunity to celebrate Peter’s birthday with a fun lab lunch! Cheers to you Peter!
We had a great time presenting at the Research Symposium earlier this month. Everyone’s talks and posters were well prepared and presented! Jenna, Peter, and Michael gave excellent talks! We look forward to next year’s symposium!
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Jenna Horner was awarded the 2023 O.D. and M.S. scholarship! Jenna worked hard in her classes and in the lab, so we are glad to see that dedication rewarded! Congratulations once again Jenna!