Brian Wee, our beloved high school intern (Summer 2018) from Colorado, just received a letter of admission to Harvard college. Many congratulations to Brian! We all know that you will do great there and hope we will see you more often in Boston!
Alice was invited to a transposon workshop on "Transposable Elements at the Crossroad of Health and Disease" to be held in Barbados in January, 2019. A 90-min informal session for each speaker on the Caribbean beach is the norm, the organizers say!
The Lee lab took a one-day excursion to enjoy the beautiful New England fall foliage. Our eager guest hiker, Lixing Yang, from Chicago, intimidated us into making an ambitious plan to suffer through the challenging Franconian Ridge Loop trail , and then by some twist of fate, missed his flight and was unable to grace us with his presence. So, we reverted to our less challenging but wholly enjoyable walk around Flume Gorge and then jumped on a round-way cable car ride to the top of Mount Cannon. Let’s keep in shape so that if Lixing...
Alice was invited to a one-day workshop entitled "Think Tank on Understanding Sequence-Specific Mutations on Cancer" held at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), speaking on human retrotransposons and cancer immunity with other prominent scientists in the field.... Read more about Retrotransposons and Cancer Immunity talk at MSKCC
Dr. Boxun Zhao joined the Lee laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in August, 2018. He obtained his PhD in Genetics from Peking Union Medical College and Tsinghua University. He studied somatic retrotransposon insertions in neurological disorders through the development of novel experimental assays and bioinformatic sequencing analyses during his PhD studies. Welcome, Boxun (he goes by [Bo])!
Alice was invited to the Editorial Board of Mobile DNA. "Mobile DNA [Impact Factor 4.234] is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into DNArearrangements in all organisms, ranging from transposition and other types of recombination mechanisms to patterns and processes of mobile element and host genome evolution. Mobile DNA is proud to be the flagship journal for... Read more about Invitation to join the Editorial Board of Mobile DNA
Alice presented her work on "Immune Signatures Correlate with L1 Retrotransposition in Gastrointestinal Cancers" at the Keystone Symposia: Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Plasticity (http://www.keystonesymposia.org/18B7) in one of her favorite venues, Santa Fe, New Mexico.