James and Jenn join the lab!

Thrilled to welcome new graduate students James Kentro (top left) and Jenn Dumouchel (bottom right) to the lab!

Audrey aces her prelim!

A big congratulations and virtual cheers until we can celebrate in person!

Dr. Caley Hogan, PhD

Caley successfully defended her thesis and earned her PhD in Genetics from UW-Madison. Wonderful job Caley! Love the honorary tattoo so much!!

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.

Kim’s officially a PhD candidate

Congratulations Kim! Fantastic job on your prelim!

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…

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.…

Congratulations Dr. Sam Galindo!

Sam — a former OCG lab undergraduate researcher — successfully defended her thesis. Sam completed her graduate work on somatosensory circuit development with Wes Grueber at Columbia University.

Caley and Scott present their work at SfN

Scott Gratz is presenting his work on the regulation of calcium channel levels during presynaptic homeostasis. Caley Hogan is presenting her discovery of a synaptic homolog of a yeast tRNA methyltransferase.

Welcome Matthew!

Matthew Knoeppel has joined the lab as a Research Assistant. Matthew recently graduated from Brown with Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where he conducted undergraduate research in the laboratory of Jonathan Kurtis.