We reached a first milestone: the lab is officially one year old! We decided to go out for lunch to celebrate.

Lab lunch - restaurant shot Lab lunch - outside TGen shot

Thanks to the invitation of Dr. Sadhan Majumder I had the opportunity to teach at this year’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Brain Tumor course. The students and faculty were outstanding: everyone was fully engaged and embracing every opportunity to learn new things.

CSHL Brain Tumor Course group photo

The lab was overdue a new photo so we asked Jeff Watkins to help us out and shoot us some new ones. Thanks Jeff!

Lab group photo 1 Lab group photo 2

The spring weather in Phoenix has been incredible. Had the chance to take the lab and friends out for dinner at Pemberton, which is a hip food truck venue just a few minutes walking from the lab. Great times. Need to start taking photos more often though, because I missed out on documenting several other of these fun social events we had!

Lab Dinner at Pemberton

Excited to have been awarded the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2022 Young Physician Scientist Award along with a cohort of other talented investigators

Thankful to the Sylvia Chase Early Career Training Program for funding our research on telomere dysfunction in glioma

First day at the new lab today! Here are photos of my new office and lab space:

Door to office Office Lab

Got started right with a notice of award for our R00 that came in a couple days ago.

Very excited to get things going!

Nice to see that the editors at Nature Genetics have decided to feature our paper on genomic signatures of cancer radiotherapy on the cover!

Nature Genetics volume 53 issue 7 cover image

See the full issue here.