October, 2018

Team Lunch


The lab went to Bo Lings Chinese restaurant, where Qiushuang, (who is from China), ordered traditional dishes for everyone to try and answered many questions about Chinese customs and culture. We are so fortunate to have such great diversity in our lab, and in the Institute.

October, 2018

All in the Name of Science!


Qiushuang spends several days doing experiments in the dark.

September, 2018

Qiushuang @ Cold Spring Harbor


Predoc Qiushuang attends Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s translational control meeting, where she presented some of her work at the poster session.

September, 2018

Matt Presents @ YISR


Bioinformatician, Matt, gives a presentation at the Stowers 2018 Young Investigator’s Science Retreat. This annual internal retreat gives early career scientists the opportunity to present their work in a conference setting, gaining valuable experience and feedback.

September, 2018

Farewell Summer Scholars!


Sending off our 2018 Stowers Summer Scholars with some amazing Kansas City barbecue from Q39!

August, 2018

Michelle @ Open Mic Science


Michelle presents her ongoing work using zebrafish at Stowers Open Mic Science

August, 2018

Happy Birthday Qiushuang!


Celebrating the birthday of our first predoc, Qiushuang, with the Zanders lab!

June, 2018

Happy Birthday Santiago!


Happy Birthday to one of our bioinformatics experts, Santiago!

May, 2018

Qiushuang Friday Science Club presentation


Qiushuang presenting her research on codon optimality to the Institute at our weekly Friday Science Club

May 2, 2018

Bazzini Lab hosts Dr. Sue Ackerman


Sue Ackerman gave a wonderful talk about mRNA translation and neurodegenerative diseases.

April 25, 2018

Antonio Giraldez, PhD, visits the Institute for Wednesday Lecture Series


Our old friend Antonio Giraldez came to Stowers hosted by Matt Gibson. We all had fun and shared old stories.

April 2, 2018

Farewell, Bonny!


Our awesome AA, Bonny, is leaving us for a position with the Science Communication team. We're delighted for her but sad to see her go! Farewell lunch was giant burgers at Brickhouse.

February, 2018

It runs in the family


Ariel’s daughter, Camila, shows everyone how to manage a lab meeting!

November 21, 2017

Publication Day for Qiushuang


Predoctoral researcher Qiushuang Wu publishes a review in Methods titled Systems to study codon effect on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.

November 27-29, 2017

Bazzini Lab hosts Dr. Daniel Cifuentes


Dr. Cifuentes came to the Institute from Boston University as a guest lecturer for the GSSIMR Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature course. He spent three days on site, with plenty of time to meet with PIs, students, and lab members.

November 21, 2017

Happy Birthday x2


Our shared labs had two birthdays to celebrate, which meant two desserts. The AA, Bonny, made traditional Argentinean cookies, alfajores, and master baker Mike (Zanders lab) baked a hummingbird cake.

November 16, 2017

Bazzini Lab celebrates Thanksgiving


The Stowers Institute hosted a Thanksgiving feast, and the lab celebrated by sharing a table with their lab neighbors, the Zanders lab.

November 13th, 2017

Bazzini Lab hosts Dr. Miguel Moreno-Mateos


Dr. Moreno-Mateos, from Yale University, came to the Stowers Institute to present his seminar, "CRISPRing zebrafish to understand vertebrate development". While here, he also spoke with students from the Graduate School and was Ariel's co-teacher at the Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature course on Monday evening. He also joined the lab at Gates BBQ for lunch.

November 12, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jackie


The lab was joined by the Zanders lab members for singing and a Chocolate Salted Caramel cake from Dolce Bakery.

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.

       April 2017

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.

December 2016

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.