Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Here is a picture at the ASBMB Meeting 2016:
From left to right:
Peter Glazer, Francis Collins, Susan Baserga, Sam Sondalle, and Katie Farley
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
|Look at Nathan go!|
The Baserga lab went for duckpin bowling! And apparently we're pretty good at duckpin bowling! Now we have a lab sport!
|Apparently Emily did pretty good on this round!|
|Look at me pretending to be a bowling expert!|
|The Charette-Boudreau family!|
|Tallying score! (Even more concentrated than doing science :P)|
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Vincent (aka me) just recently participated in the Warrior Dash, which is basically 3.1-mile run + obstacle course. This course involves climbing over walls (the one on the upper right corner wearing a white shirt is me):
And everyone who finished the course got a t-shirt, a helmet and a medal:
This is just to show that Basergonians are all physically active! And now we have a warrior (*pointing at myself*) too!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thank you, Emily and Kat! You are awesome labmates!
P.S. This is my first Baserga Lab blog post. Woot!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Kat (the older) needed to cool down her water bath. Fast. Kat (the younger) obliged by adding dry ice to the boiling water. Although a few days after Halloween, the Baserga lab celebrated spookiness in its own way. Luckily, the webmistress caught it on film.
Note to Emily: you are one of the smartest scientists in the lab. I sincerely apologize for any comments that indicate I think otherwise.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Kudos are in order for Dr. Bleichert, the recipient of yet two other awards: an extremely prestigious Stanford Founders Biochemistry Prize, as well as a Miller Fellowship.
Although the Baserga lab snack drawer is significantly lower in German chocolate content, we're extremely proud of our most recent alum. Congratulations, Franziska!
Monday, May 03, 2010
Emily and Laura's bay got a little more crowded this winter with the addition of a visiting undergrad from Peru. Victor Torres gave up his sunny summer vacation in America del Sud for in stint in the chilly northern hemisphere.
While here, Victor helped Emily with one of her side projects in the lab: genetically engineering yeast to produce Alpaca fiber.
"I've been working on this for over a year with no results," Emily said, "But Victor's been able to do in two months what the Scientific Funding Agencies said was impossible!"
He was so successful, that the yeast even started to look like mini-Alpacas. As parting gifts, Victor graced Susan and Emily with Alpaca-made tokens.
We'll miss you, Victor!
Friday, February 05, 2010
After Franziska's recent success in publishing on a thermophilic archaeon, Emily decided that she, too, needed to be extreme in her quest for a scientific breakthrough. Thus began her journey to Antarctica to find a cryophile in which to study ribosome biogenesis. Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful in convincing the Chilean Army's "science station" base to let her return with biological samples. But she did bring back some great baby penguin pictures!
(And when you see her, you should ask her to do her penguin walk imitation!)
Friday, September 11, 2009
“It looks like a wheat thin with feet,” Susan said. “When you can discern structure, you can often figure out function.” And in this case, the function is making our tummies happy.
Check out the Yale Office of Public Affairs' story on the story here.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
You can catch your own glimpse of the papers here and here.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last month the Baserga lab got a new mascot. Phoebe came in for a few hours to say hello to everyone, and got pretty tired out playing with all her new best friends. Luckily, we have Sam's lap to serve as a suitable napping surface. No floor for this spoiled pup. Welcome to the Basergas, Phoebe!
Monday, February 09, 2009
We're all proud of you, Erica!
(and we hope you'll come back often to help us with the crosswords and oreo consumption)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"But now who will trouble shoot my protein purifications!" Emily cried.
The department of MB&B was immensely pleased with his progress while here, especially his work on saving the rainforest, one bonsai tree at a time. For this, he was awarded the prestigious Paul Siegler Memorial Prize, and given a token to wear during the commencement ceremonies (see pictures below).
Bennett now continues on to a more illustrious career in Boston, evaluating the economic and environmental impact of picking up peanut shells from the Green Monster after Red Sox games and feeding them to free-range swine.
What do the Basergas do on a snow day in lab? Well, Franziska works harder because the roads aren't safe to drive home on, Erica bugs Bennett for more slave labor - I mean data, Laura works with radioactivity, Neal doesn't come in because he's shoveling his driveway, Mike tends to his family, and the youngest members? Well, they just play. Outside. Because Kat didn't have a snowy childhood in Florida.
Below are pictures of the snow person Kat, Kara, and Emily created, as well as the snow yeast, made especially for the Baserga lab, by the Baserga lab.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Biochemist: Basically biochemists play with proteins. Usually this involves fancy machines that cost a ton of money. Proteins are subjected to centrifugation, electrophoresis, fast protein liquid chromatography, gel exclusion chromatography .... Incidentally these techniques are just sophisticated ways of pushing and shoving proteins around. If enough proteins clump together, biochemists get excited and call the clump a complex. If the complex is really big, the biochemist will call it the somethingosome. If you ask a biochemist to show you pretty data, he/she'll show you his/her bands. Biochemists kill cells for their precious bodily fluids.(author: The Daily Transcript)
Friday, November 30, 2007
In an effort to increase fitness in the lab, Neal, Kat and Laura have joined a rec league indoor volleyball team. Little did we know that Laura would be stealing the show from the rest of the team. Diving, spiking, and serving to beat the band (yes, there's a pep band she hired just to cheer her on), each game Laura displays super-human athletic abilities. And now we know we definitely have grounds to push for a C-wing summer sports league.
Go Team Baserga!
(and not just on weboggle)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Recently we caught him in a nicer looking sweater than usual, and decided to try our luck.
At first, he was ok with the photo shoot.
By the second take, he got a little bored.
Then he got really... um... strange.
(Ask Emily - she's looking on worriedly from the background)
We decided that we'd rather not have that many pictures of Neal, and that we should instead send him on vacation. But not until he made us more plates.
After completing nearly 6 years of graduate work, Erica has decided she should start running Northern blots. ("Again!", she adds.) While her project has been mainly concerned with protein-protein interactions, her committee members decreed that since she works in an RNA lab ("Technically!", Erica interjects), there should be more Northern blots in her thesis.
Unfortunately, as it's been more than 4 years since she ran her last Northern, Erica found she had a little trouble pouring such a large gel.
"You mean I have to pour it into the gel tray? Not right into the buffer circulation tank?"
Better luck next time, Miss Champion.
Don't worry, you still don't have to give RNA seminar.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
- We have four new lab members! Their pictures can be found here. Perhaps we'll also introduce them in forthcoming blog entries.
- Our blog (news) and publications are now hosted by Blogspot. This is because Yale Med now allows web publishing only from Yale Med IPs. It's dumb, I know.
- You can no longer comment on our posts. Sorry. It was too much of a hassle to code, and we weren't getting many comments anyway. If you have something to say, you know our emails.
- We're planning to update the lab tour. Don't rush us.
The very talented Jonathan Bernstein made that site. That was back when we looked like this:
And we took group photos at the RNA meeting:
And when Madhu left everyone was sad:
Ah, the good old days. We can only hope the future will hold even better times.
For further nostalgia, read the news archives! (Links are up there in the right-side menu.)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Competitors stand at a fixed distance from the wall (or lab bench, file cabinet, lab tech, whatever you have lying around that will stay put). Players let themselves fall toward the wall, and catch themselves before they hit the wall. You can decide whether they can use both arms or only one arm to catch themselves. A player is disqualified if any part of her face touches the wall-- no broken noses allowed! Next, players push off from the wall and try to stand up again. If they have to take a step, they lose.
See the video. (Really, you'll want to see this.)
Or, opt for still photos. (Almost as good.)
How to win:
Competitors repeat play, gradually adding distance from the wall as they go. The first person to take a step loses.
Upper body soreness for the next 24-36 hours. And a cookie!
The emerging sport has been submitted to the IOC for inclusion in the 2008 Bejing summer games.