Entries by Amanda Gratz

Missing Lab!

Although we have been working hard remotely during the pandemic, we really miss lab and can’t wait to get back! Until then, posting some pictures from before the ramp down.

Neuroscience 2019

Neuroscience 2019 was held in Chicago this year. Kim Madhwani presented her work on uncovering the role of a conserved neuronal small GTPase. Kate also presented at the Giant Synapse meeting.

Summer Fun!

We had a blast this summer in lab and around Providence! We doubled down on our love for donuts and went to a few Waterfires as a group. There was a post doc retreat that Rajan and Scott went to put on by The Carney Institute, where they learned how to sail!

Lab Pun Party

We celebrated one year here at the Neuroscience Department with a small gathering of some of our neighboring labs that helped us settle in and get off to a great start. We challenged each lab to bring a dish with a corresponding science pun name. Some of our favorites are pictured below. Here’s to another […]

Summer Lab Outing

We made our way over to Federal Hill for a delicious meal, great conversation, a nice walk and amazing dessert. What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer and some new additions to our lab!

Welcome Ámbar!

Ámbar Delgado joined the O’Connor-Giles laboratory as a Research Assistant after finishing the Brown PREP program training in the Aizenman Lab. Ámbar graduated from the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao with a major in Biology and a minor in Microbiology. As an undergraduate, she conducted research with Dr. Rolando Oyola in a biophysical laboratory.

Welcome Rajan!

Rajan Thakur is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab. Rajan did his PhD from National Center for Biological Sciences in India, where he worked on how lipids regulate apical membrane turnover of photosensitive membrane during illumination. Currently, he is interested in molecular mechanisms of synaptic vesicle recruitment and organization at the active zone.