Debbie Knight

Photo of the week

In photo log on February 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

This is a photo of the side of our fume hood which we use to display people who have (in some way) participated in our research — the “lab starz” of the lab.

Top row (left to right): 1) Former graduate student Mindy doing cell culture work,  2) her daughter helping to harvest cells for molecular experiments (she’s now in college studying to be a history teacher — obviously this experience did not inspire her to follow in her mother’s footsteps) and 3) a former graduate student Gabe at the fume hood getting ready to do a radioactive experiment

Row 2: 1) The lab gang as of three years ago (after “decorating” the boss’ office for his birthday — the theme? Printer malfunction), 2) Robert helping out with Western blots (he’s now in law school studying to become a patent lawyer — way to combine interests!) and 3) our lab mascot Cornelius also featured in the background of this photo

Row 3: 1) Former graduate student Gabe hamming it up by demonstrating how to use a survey meter (while he might fancy himself “hot” to his wife, he was indeed not contaminated with radioactivity during the course of his experiment), 2) my boss hamming it up by gracefully  juggling the mountain of cell culture flasks (we  used all these flasks to grow a batch of virus  — the flasks were decontaminated before we staged this photo) with me in the background acting surprised by the avalanche and 3) former graduate student Mindy’s son in the lab observing his mom conducting an experiment (I think he would have rather helped than watched that day)

Row 4: 1) A heart-transplant recipient and family who was helped by our research (this photo is here to remind us of why we do what we do) and 2) our current graduate student Christie at the culture hood.

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