Congratulations to our ACCESS summer research student Gabrielle Paniccia for her presentation award at the 2018 ABRCMS meeting. Nice Work Gaby!
We've got some great students in the lab for the summer!
Gabrielle Paniccia is a rising senior studying biochemistry at Stony Brook University and Nusrat Tabassum is back with us for her second summer before starting her final year at the Bronx High School of Science.
We just received our Notice of Award for a joint R01 between the Deitsch and Kafsack Labs. I'm super excited about this project and we are looking to hire two post-docs ASAP. Click here for details if you are interested.
Racking them up and knocking them down! Keep it up Chrischi!
Exciting project to identify small molecule inhibitors of gametocyte development starting this fall.
Contact me if you are interested.
Chrischi and Asaf were selected as co-recipients of the 2018 Julian R. Rachele Prize for our Nature paper, “Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals a signature of sexual commitment in malaria parasites." This award recognizes the best paper by a Weill Cornell/Sloan Kettering Ph.D. student published in the past 12 months.
Well deserved recognition for two great young scientists!
He'll be getting his PhD at University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston.
Xinran was the first person I hired and her dedication, skills, and personality were indispensable in getting the Kafsack Lab off the ground! Unfortunately, our efforts to clone her have failed and we'll have to make do without her. As a silver lining, she decided to join our BCMB Ph.D. program here at Weill Cornell after weighing several offers.
Thank you for everything Xinran!
I'm so proud to have awesome students like her in my lab!
Keep an eye out for her exciting work in the future...
Leen is currently finishing her medical studies at KU Leuven and will be joining the lab this fall.
She was awarded a highly competitive Research Fellowship from the Belgian American Education Foundation.
Great to have you on the team, Leen!
Working together with Dr. Laura Kirkman also here at WCM, we will be using our single cell approaches to probe the mechanisms of malaria drug resistance.
Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals a signature of sexual commitment in malaria parasites.
So proud of @ElementoLab's @AsafPoran and @KafsackLab's @C_Noetzel and indebted to our amazing collaborators here @WeillCornell. #TeamEffort
Online version can be found here.
We hope you enjoyed your summer every bit as much as we enjoyed having you in the lab!
Congratulations Ph.D. Candidate Harris!
Congrats Doctoral Candidate Nötzel!
Chrischi gave a very well-received* 20min talk on our single cell sequencing efforts and Xinran got to show off the many flow cytometry assays she implemented and optimized this past year.
Great Job you two!
* entirely objective and unbiased statement
We were sad to say goodbye to Randy Coupet, our visiting medical student from the Universite de Bordeaux.
He was a delight to have in the lab and we're sure that he'll go on to great things.
Congratulations on completing medical school Randy!
If you ever get bored of saving lives, you can come back anytime!
I'm very excited that both Chrischi Nötzel and Chantal Harris have decided to join my laboratory for their thesis work. I am very lucky to get such excellent students!