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Lab Dim-Sum party

We had a Dim Sum party at East Village. Great trip with almost perfect weather in NYC. Olav and Lauren are about to finish their summer interns here. Hopefully things will continue to get more open up for them to come back in the future.

20210724 lab Dim-Sum

Welcome Kasey!

Kasey is officially starting at Sinai today after a smooth transition to NYC. Welcome Kasey!

LSFM update

We have our lightsheet microscope setup in place. Jiacheng is extending from Yanyan’s early work to get the fine alignment and tuning done. It is exciting to get this “big fellow” in the lab! Next is to handle the ever-growing large-data processing challenges to help us appreciate the brain complexity.

Lab hiking

We took a hike at Breakneck Ridge on this nice day. It’s still a bit chilly on the mountain top, but a perfect weather for outdoor activity that we’ve all missed for long. We took this trip to celebrate a few exciting news in the group: Anna will start her MD/PhD training at the University of Rochester after the summer. Congratulations Anna! Also congrats Natalya for getting into the summer programs at Tri-I and NYU! We are also setting up our LSFM finally!

Welcome Janet!

Janet has moved from Canada to NYC and is starting her first day at Sinai today. Welcome to the group Janet!

Farewell for Yanyan

Yanyan has finished her one-year study in our lab. What an unusual year to stay in NYC! We had sustained with zoom meetings and online communications, and today we celebrated her accomplishment with a cake in our large conference room.

Zhuhao awarded MCHDI Pilot Grant

Zhuhao and Silvia received the 2021 pilot award from the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) at Mount Sinai to support our collaborative effort, investigating “Brain activity landscape with cellular mapping: Probing circuitry mechanism in a mouse model of intellectual disability.”

Welcome Jiacheng!

Jiacheng joins the lab, having just completed his Masters degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Welcome Jiacheng!

Jiacheng and Yanyan at work in the lab

Yanyan and Jiacheng at work in the lab.

Back to the Lab

We are now all back in lab full-time following a period of remote work due to COVID-19. During this time, we continued to meet virtually and make progress in our research together. For several months back in the spring, Anna also worked in Mount Sinai’s Clinical Laboratory running SARS-CoV-2 serological testing to detect antibody levels and identify candidates for convalescent plasma donation. Now, we are happy to be back to the bench in the Wu Lab!

Salwa accepted to FlexMed Program

Salwa was admitted into the FlexMed program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s early assurance program. She will matriculate into medical school in 2022 after completing her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Hunter College. There she will pursue her goal of becoming a doctor. Congratulations Salwa!!

Laboratory of Neural Systems, Structures and Genetics
Zhuhao Wu, PhD