Spring(er)ing into action

June 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

You’ll all be happy to know that the Springer lab is up and running, at last.  Mike Springer (shown right, engaging in a preferred activity) joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor some months ago, but due to various delays, some foreseen, others not, has been forced to manage without dedicated lab space.  Thanks to the generosity of the Sorger and DePace labs, who I think have enjoyed having him camping in their space, this hasn’t been too much of a disaster.  He moved into his new space in Warren Alpert 120 last week.  It’s not completely set up yet — Mike likens it to the state of the Death Star in Return of the Jedi, which seems needlessly warlike — but soon will be.  Joining Mike in his new digs are Renan Escalante Chong (first graduate student!), shown below, hard at work, and Ilan Wapinski (Department post-doc, collaborating with Mike and Roy).

Because the 1st floor of Warren Alpert is a bit far from our normal sources of coffee, we’ve also set up a small lunch room in Goldenson 113C.  This is now available for anyone who finds themselves on the 1st floor with time to spare — for example, if you’re using the microfluidics facility, the imaging facility or the FACS facility, or need a break after the trek to the Departmental dark room.  Stop in and check out the new espresso machine.  (If your card key doesn’t open the door, please let Barb know.)

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