We say farewell to our postdoctoral fellow Halena VanDeusen. Halena is moving with her fiancé to the Twin Cities, where she has accepted a position in Dr. Justin Drake’s cancer biology lab. In her short time in the lab, Halena was awarded an ADA postdoctoral fellowship, and published two co-author papers in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Halena was instrumental in getting our R01 award, and in mentoring new graduate students in the lab. We will miss you!
Hannah Foster joins the laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. Hannah has an interesting and unusual resume – including a BS in Harp Performance from Michigan, an MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard. She’ll be working on beta cell pyruvate kinases, and spearheading some live cell imaging in hepatocytes in collaborating with Dudley Lamming’s lab. Welcome Hannah!