Willem Laursen defends his thesis after just 3.5 years in Elena’s lab.
Defense, Part I
Defense, Part II
Defense committee: Fred Sigworth, Michael Caplan, John CarlsonCongratulations, Dr. Laursen!
Slav and Willem went to the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on ion channels at Mt. Holyoke college.
Serious people came to present some serious science. Willem’s talk was voted best at the Seminar and he had to present it again during the last day of the Conference.
A very New England treat.Many thanks to Emily Liman and Chris Ahern for organizing the meeting!
Finding Evan has never been easier. Before the meeting:…and after:
Evan gave a great RIP seminar in Physiology department.
Unfortunately, no photo of this event exists. For those eagerly awaiting the next episode of the cryptic puzzle game “find Evan”, this time the quest will be spiritual.
(Find) Evan, Slav and Lydia at Biophys 2016 in LA!
INP recruitment reception at Yale Peabody Museum.
A panel of PIs welcoming new recruits.
Thanks to the clarity of presentation (part of which you can see on the slide), Willem has gotten his committee’s approval to start preparing for defense.
Lydia gave a seminar at the INP Student Research Talk. Great job, Lydia!
Willem Laursen has become a Fellow of the Kavli Foundation!
Today it was Lydia’s turn to give a Research-in-Progress seminar in the Neuroscience program.
Undeterred by a pizza delivery right in the middle of her talk, Lydia stayed the course gave one of the best INP R.I.P.s! Great job!
The cryptic puzzle Evan drew on the board was instrumental in conveying the essence of his research to the audience. Superbly done, Evan!
Our epistemology endeavor continues (see part I and part II).
This time it’s Lydia Hoffstaetter. Here she is before:
and right after successfully defending her PhD thesis prospectus:
There is a trend. Congratulations, Lydia!
…before and after qualification exams.
A case study: Evan the Tatum Fellow Anderson.
Before the qualification exam:
…and right after passing successfully:
The transformation is striking. We’ve already witnessed such transformation in the case of Willem Laursen.
Evan Anderson has been selected as the Edward L Tatum Fellow.
Applera Corporation and Yale instituted this fellowship to honor Edward L. Tatum, a distinguished geneticist who was formerly a faculty member at Yale and later received the Nobel Prize. This award recognizes the recipients’ achievements and potential as a scholar and scientist.
This is a great honor for the Labs. Congratulations, Evan!
Willem gave a wonderful talk today at the Departmental R.I.P. seminar series.
Willem is showing the audience the hands that did most of the experiments.
Great job, Willem!
Lydia, Willem, Evan, Slav, Elena.
Lydia Hoffstaetter (Yale INP) is now a graduate student in Elena’s Group.
Slav, Elena, Willem and Evan. Baseline, ‘threshold’ and the rising phase.
Evan Anderson (Yale M2P2) becomes the first graduate student of Slav’s group. Welcome Evan!
Evan is a 2013 Gruber Science Fellow
on the emotional state of a Yale PhD student. A case study. Take Willem Laursen. Here he is in the beginning of the PhD qualification exam:
And here is the same Willem Laursen after he learned that he had passed with distinction:
Willem Laursen’s graduate fellowship application to NSF has been accorded an Honorable Mention!
Willem Laursen becomes the first graduate student in Elena’s lab.