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Invitation to speak at the 2020 CSH Transposable Elements Meeting

March 9, 2020

Alice will give an invited talk at the 2020 Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Transposable Elements, which will be held from October 6 to October 10, 2020 in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in Long Island, New York. CSHL is the place where Barbara McClintock did her groundbreaking research on tranpsosons, which gave her the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in1983. Here are some pictures of the ears of corn she studied at CSHL: https://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/coldspring/place/corn.html

Our Matters Arising article was accepted by Nature

February 17, 2020
Congratulations to Junho, Boxun, and August! Our rebuttal to a recent Nature paper that reported extensive somatic APP recombination/retrotransposition in neurons of aging and Alzheimer's brains was accepted by Nature as a Matters Arising article (a preprint is available https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/706788v2). Our reanalysis of the original data and our own single-cell sequencing data revealed no evidence of somatic APP recombination, and surprisingly revealed that the original authors'... Read more about Our Matters Arising article was accepted by Nature

Talk at international symposium on "The Expanding Role of Repetitive Sequences in Disease"

January 17, 2020

Alice was invited to the 4th International Brainstorm Symposium—The Expanding Role of Repetitive Sequences in Disease—hosted by the University of Florida Center for NeuroGenetics. Alice gave a talk on transposons in human health and disease, and enjoyed meeting many other scientists who study all sorts of repetitive DNA other than transposons!

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Welcome, new members!

January 13, 2020

The Lee lab has expanded quite a bit over the last few months having new members joining our team. We'd like to welcome Elain, Jenny, and Yue! We are excited that their onboarding will help improve the gender diversity of the lab.

Elain is pursuing her PhD in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program and decided to join the lab after doing her rotation last fall. Elain is interested in studying the role of transposons in human brain evolution, among other subjects. Jenny is an MD/PhD student in the Program in Neuroscience (PIN), co-...

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Fall lab outing to West Rattlesnake Mountain and a local winery in New Hampshire

October 5, 2019
The Lee lab members and their famiies went on one-day excursion to enjoy the beautiful New England fall foliage and taste different kinds of wines made of non-grape fruits from New Hampshire. It was a beautiful sunny day. For DuDu (Boxun's four-year-old son), we chose a level of hikeing that was not overly challenging, but it turned out that he was not the one who needed special consideration. We won't disclose who needed it, but come on grown-ups, we should keep in shape!

Alice receives 2019 SUHF Young Investigator Award

September 18, 2019
Alice was selected as a 2019 SUHF Young Investigator! The Suh Kyungbae Science Foundation (SUHF) is a non-profit foundation established in 2016 and selects three to five early-stage Korean scientists through a world-wide open recruiting process every year.

Welcome Thaise Carneiro!

March 25, 2019

Thaise is a visiting PhD student from the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil studying Thyroid cancer genomes. She will stay with us until the end of June 2019. Welcome Thaise!