August 30, 2017
Happy Birthday, Qiushuang and Au Revoir, Amina
We began the day with cakes for Qiushuang and continued with a farewell lunch for Amina from a favorite Middle Eastern restaurant, Sahara, sharing both with our neighbors, the Zanders Lab.
August 24-25, 2017
The Bazzini Lab attends Young Investigator Science Retreat
YISR is a two-day event hosted by the Stowers Institute intended to provide young scientists the opportunity for professional development, building confidence in communicating their work to others. Dr. Bazzini presented a short talk and mentored a session of talks. All members of the lab presented a poster of their research, and predoctoral researcher Qiushuang Wu also gave a talk.
August 4, 2017
Au Revoir, Elise
After a nine-week rotation, we had to bid farewell to our Summer Scholar, Elise. In honor of her last day, we took her to the Blue Bird Bistro for a perfectly Midwestern meal of bison burgers.
July 28, 2017
Elise presents her Summer Scholars Poster
Elise was the lab's first member from the Summer Scholars program of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute, an eight-week program where students work on independent research projects under the direction of a PI. Elise's poster was titled "61 Shades of Optimality". The poster session, open to the Institute, allowed the students to present their research to a varied audience, including PIs such as Dr. Scott Hawley (left).
July 21, 2017
Santiago presents at the Stowers Institute Open Mic Science series
Santiago's talk was titled "The Rules of Codon Optimality". The goal of the series is to encourage engaging discussions between the speaker and audience.
June 16, 2017
Dr. Bazzini hosts a lab dinner for members and family
The barbecue at Ariel's house served several purposes: to welcome predoc Qiushuang to the lab full-time, say goodbye to rotating predocs Soham and Todd and departing member Shivani, and to introduce their new puppy, a brown Newfoundland named Sully.
Celebrating Michelle's Birthday
Mike, the famous baker from our neighboring lab, was kind enough to make a generously-sized chocolate cake for Michelle's birthday.
May 25, 2017
Dr. Bazzini presents at the Stowers Institute Lunch & Learn Series
This series is designed for an audience of the non-science members of the Institute, challenging the PIs to explain their research in a less-technical way.
May 10, 2017
The Bazzini Lab hosts Dr. Joel Richter as part of the Wednesday Lecture Series
Dr. Richter is professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His talk was titled "Translational Control of Neurologic Disease". He seemed pretty happy with his first taste of "real" Kansas City barbecue at Gates Bar-B-Q.
April 28, 2017
Postdoc Jackie Hand presents at Friday Science Club
Jackie's seminar is titled "The Hidden Genetic Code: Uncovering the Codon Optimality Mechanism".
April 28, 2017
Administrative Professional's Day
The Bazzini lab joins forces with their neighboring lab, the Zanders lab, to honor their shared AA, Bonny, and declare her Queen for the day.
April 3, 2017
Dr. Bazzini presents as part of the Frontiers in Genomics 2017 Seminar Series
Dr. Bazzini visits the National University of Mexico (UNAM), Campus Morelos, to present a seminar to students and faculty. He also visits IFC and Ciudad Universitaria to discuss his research.
March 2, 2017
Publication day for Postdoc Jackie Hand
The paper from her PhD, titled Discovery of a novel oocyte-specific Kruppel-associated box domain-containing zinc finger protein required for early embryogenesis in cattle, was published in Mechanisms of Development. Abstract
February 18, 2017
The Bazzini Lab issues its first publication
The preview for a paper is published in Molecular Cell, authors JM Hand and AA Bazzini. Abstract
January 18, 2017
The Bazzini Lab hosts Dr. Rachel Green as part of the Wednesday Lecture Series
Dr. Green, from Johns Hopkins University, was an extremely popular guest. It was a day full of great meetings, capped by a fantastic seminar presentation titled Interconnections Between Ribosome Activity and mRNA Decay.
Bazzini Lab wins First Runner-up in Stowers Institute Tree Decorating Contest
The Merry CRISPR-mas Tree was created by trimming off half the branches, adding a paper maché cas9 enzyme, large-bulb lights as the guideRNA, construction paper DNA, and a star made of microcentrifuge tubes.
August 1, 2016
Ariel Bazzini arrives and the Bazzini Lab opens its doors
Original members include Postdoctoral Researcher Jackie Hand and Administrative Assistant Bonny Moseley. Within the first year, the lab adds Research Technicians Michelle DeVore and Shivani Sharma, Bioinformatician Santiago Medina, and Graduate Researcher Amina Zemouri. We also hosted our first Predoctoral Researchers from the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute, Qiushuang Wu, Soham Karmakar, and Todd Gallagher.