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The lab is awarded the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience from the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Emily Teets (UW MCB program), graduate student, joins the lab. Outside of the lab, Emily can be found hiking, kayaking, and frequenting comedy shows. Welcome Emily!
Pralaksha Gurung (UW Neuroscience program), graduate student, joins the lab! When she’s not in the lab, Pralaksha loves to knit, hike, and spend time with her cats. Welcome Pralaksha!
Solomon Wossene joins the lab as a student participating in the UW ENDURE summer research program. Solomon will be working closely with German Rojas. Welcome Solomon!
Welcome to Olivia Okamoto! Olivia is completing her Overlake School senior project, working in the lab with Sneha Ray and Violet Sorrentino.
Welcome to rotation student Emily Teets (UW MCB program)!
On Feb 7, Liza Severs joins the lab as a postdoc. Welcome. Liza!
On Feb 28, Sean Manning joins the lab as a research technician. Outside of the lab, Sean enjoys Sean enjoys skiing, hiking, video games and hanging out with his cats. Welcome Sean!
Donor Barbara Stephanus generously supports our ambitious science, in particular our research to understand glial roles in neural circuit processing as it relates to Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Thank you, Barbara!!
James Bent joined the Singhvi lab as a Research Technician. When not in the lab creating transgenic worms to discover glia secrets, James also enjoys crafting undiscovered cocktails among other things. Welcome, James!
Huge Congratulations to Violet Sorrentino for passing her General Exams and advancing to candidacy!
The Koss Family generously donated to enable us to complete additional flow cytometry, bioinformatics, and functional genomics work to further our understanding of how different glia impact neural aging. Thank you, Koss Family!
Violet Sorrentino is awarded a second year of funding for the competitive CMBG Training Grant Award. Congrats, Violet!
Hot off the press! Another publication this year, this time in Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology. An extra big congrats to Sneha Ray (first author). Give it a read here!
Elgene John Quitevis joined the Singhvi and Setty labs as a data analyst / research intern. Elgene has been a huge help in analyzing single-cell RNA-seq data with Python and is splitting his time between the Singhvi and Setty labs. Welcome, Elgene!
Clarissa Sofian joined the lab as a research intern and is working with Stephan Raiders on his project “Defining the role of C. elegans Parkin/PDR-1 in glial engulfment of neuron fragments” while she works towards her BS in neuroscience at the University of Washington. Welcome, Clarissa!
Violet Sorrentino is awarded an NSF-GRFP Fellowship! Congratulations Violet!
Cecilia Martin receives a conference scholarship from Hutch United! Congratulations Cecilia!
Big YAY... the lab’s first research paper is published in eLife! It describes our discovery of glial pruning in C. elegans, and role of glial pruning in sensory behavior. Huge Cheers for Stephan Raiders (first author) and Erik Black (second author)!
Nina-Tuyen Tran joined the lab as a research technician. When she's not in the lab, she enjoys backpacking, biking, and baking bread. Welcome, Nina!
Amina Khan, a freshman at UW, joins the lab as an undergraduate intern. Welcome, Amina!
Welcome to rotation student Randal Eck (UW Neuroscience program)!
Raiders et al, J. Neurosci: we had a blast writing this multi-lab review on glial pruning! Check it out here.
The Singhvi Lab welcomes Rachel Reed on board as our Research Administrator! She makes sure our lab stays ship-shape (and out of all sorts of trouble!). Besides shepherding us, she is also a cool cat-mom and a naturalist who loves dispersed camping.
Stephan Raiders receives the Paul Neiman Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations, Stephan!
The Singhvi lab's first research preprint is now on biorxiv!
Stephan Raiders receives the NIH-F31 Predoctoral Training Fellowship! Congratulations Stephan!
Violet Sorrentino is selected for a competitive CMBG Training Grant Award. Congratulations, Violet!!
The lab receives its first NIH - NINDS R01 funding, yay! So much exciting glia biology to continue exploring.
Huge Congrats to German Rojas for passing his General Exams. Singhvi Lab’s third student (in less than a year!!!) to advance to PhD Candidacy! We started with a socially-distanced picnic.
German Rojas is awarded a 3-year HHMI-Gilliam Predoctoral Fellowship, a prestigious award given annually to a student-faculty pair! WooHoo! Congratulations German! See also our Hutch High-Five.
Stephan Raiders is awarded a competitive Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging NIH-T32 Training Fellowship through HALO. Congratulations Stephan!
Violet Sorrentino joins the lab, welcome Violet!
Welcome to rotation students Sujin Byeon, Pralaksha Gurung (UW Neuroscience program) and Violet Sorrentino (MCB program). The “virtual” rotation in a wet lab (unfortunate COVID19 era fallout) can be challenging, but all three of these young scientists stayed amazingly engaged and driven!
A complete lab shut-down for months was hard. We helped each other keep our glia in shape through zoom chats/TeaVino hours/games.
Heartiest congratulations to Maria Purice for being awarded a Washington Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship!
From our lab to all of you – happy holidays!
December 18th, 2019 - The Singhvi lab thanks The Glenn Foundation and American Federation for Aging Research for their support of our work.
December 2nd, 2019 - Huge Congrats to Sneha Ray for passing her General Exams. Singhvi Lab’s second student to advance to PhD Candidacy (first from the Neuroscience Program)! Celebrations called for cake, bubbly and LaserTag!
November 8th, 2019 - Big Congrats to Stephan Raiders for passing his General Exams and becoming Singhvi Lab’ s first student to advance to PhD candidacy! Celebrations included a lab boardgame night.
OOOH…Yeah! Singhvi Lab wins the Most Horrific Pumpkin Award 2nd year in a row!! Mutagenesis gone wrong Pumpkinstein sprouted pig body parts. Go Team! (although pig-brain-in-red-gel zipping around on Roomba in PI's office was freaky yuck!)
Serious about our annual Serious Pie outing.
Welcome to rotation student Victoria Mallet (UW MCB program)
The First Singhvi Lab Beer Hour Luau! Food, games, sun and a dog.
The New York Times interviews Aakanksha on the updated worm connectome published by the Emmons lab.
Singhvi Lab hosts a train of Seattle-area high-schoolers.
Fun and Science at the International C. elegans meeting
German Rojas, Neuroscience graduate student, joins the lab, welcome German!
The Singhvi lab thanks The Anderson Foundation and The Marco J. Heider Foundation for their support of our work!
Welcome to rotation student German Rojas (UW Neuroscience program).
Stephan wins Best Talk Award at the North West Developmental Biology Meeting, including a trip to SDB 2019 in Boston! Congratulations, Stephan!
Lab goes Pin-bowling on Pi day.
Sneha’s collaboration with the Vidal-Gadea lab is out in print at PNAS
Welcome to rotation students Fred Yeboah and Alex Neitz (UW MCB program).
First Singhvi Lab Holiday Party. Happy Holidays!
Singhvi lab WINS the uber-competitive and heavily coveted Fred Hutch Pumpkin Carving Award as the “Most Horrific Pumpkin”! OOOO-YAY!!! Live worms, broken pipette through torn gloves, broken Nobel medal and specimen slides….and an ongoing plastic roach infestation in the PI’s office (YIKES!)
Maria Purice joins the lab as our first postdoc, welcome Maria!
Sneha wins a competitive T32 Neuroscience Training grant award. Congratulations, Sneha!
Riley Kimsey joins the lab as our Research Administrator, welcome Riley! She keeps our administrative toes in line, and her favorite color is (128, 0, 128).
Science and fun at the Fred Hutch Basic Science Retreat, Museum of Flight.
Awesome news: Stephan, Sneha and Cecilia have their “previous lab” papers out + multiple birthday celebrations! i.e. we spent every week with cake, beer, or both, for months (oh, and a “no-photo-evidence” lab ice-cream outing). We forgot to take pics of all.
Erik Black joins the lab as Research Technician, meme collator, and official Radiohead fan. Welcome Erik!
Lab @ C. elegans Neuro Meeting in Madison, WI. Stephan presents the lab’s first poster!
Stephan Raiders joins the lab as our first MCB graduate student, welcome Stephan!
Sneha Ray joins the lab as our first Neuroscience graduate student, welcome Sneha!
Aakanksha is delighted to join the Department of Biological Structure, UW School of Medicine as an Affiliate Assistant Professor.
Just Hatched! Bai-Singhvi labs warming party
Aakanksha gives a talk at UW Biochemistry.
Cecilia Martin is the first Singhvi lab member, welcome Cecilia! Now we officially get down to business. Cecilia makes sure to keep the lab up and running, and is our worm database czar.
Welcome to rotation students Stephan Raiders (UW MCB program) and Sneha Ray (UW Neuroscience program)!
Aakanksha arrives at Fred Hutch.
Aakanksha talks to Simons Foundation on C. elegans glia and agingAakanksha talks to SFARI about the lab’s work
Stephan Raiders et al are featured in Hutch News
German Rojas given Hutch High-Five as HHMI-Gilliam Award recipient
Stephan Raiders featured in Fred Hutch Spotlight as Neiman Award recipient
Aakanksha featured in Fred Hutch Spotlight
Aakanksha talks to New York Times about the recently completed male C. elegans connectome
Aakanksha featured in GSA Faculty Profile