The Biology Grad Student Extravaganza featured a host of lightening talks by first-year graduate students plus a keynote talk from this year’s Biology Retreat poster champion and Wagner Lab 5th-year graduate student, Run Jin. Her talk was titled: Identification of LEAFY, a plant transcription factor that determines floral cell fate, as pioneer transcription factor in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Speakers of the University of Pennsylvania Biology Grad Student Extravaganza
Samantha Klasfeld along with a few other graduate students volunteered their time as Science Fair Judges for the Lower School Fair for 4th and 5th grades. It was a unique opportunity to see the local school’s science program, support the love of science learning and chat with some of the junior scientists.
This semester, lab member Run Jin is teaching a Superlab (authentic research conducted by undergrads) on PIR and PRC2 in Arabidopsis (funded by NSF MCB MCB-1614355)
At lab meeting, the Wagner Lab celebrated Jianqiang’s birthday with Pumpkin Cake!
At the University of Pennsylvania Biology Department Retreat, Run Jin was awarded $300 for her spectacular poster titled “Identification of LEAFY, a plant transcription factor that determines floral cell fate, as pioneer transcription factor in Arabidopsis thaliana.” She used a portion of her prize winnings to buy the lab donuts which makes us very pleased.
Dr. Doris Wagner spoke to students about Epigenetics in plants at the Friends Central High School Biology in a lab class taught by Dr. Sonia Chin.
A new school year and new age for Dr. Yang Zhu! Happy Birthday Yang! We hope this is the best year yet.
The Wagner lab celebrates the hard work of these two post-docs who are both finishing their time in the lab at Han Dynasty. We will miss them and look forward to their bright futures.
Thankful for his hard work and positive energy inside and outside the lab, the members of the Wagner lab feel bitter sweet as Dr. Jun Xiao moves forward in his career. Dr. Jun Xiao is moving to Beijing to be an independent Principle Investigator in the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences where he will lead his own research on plant molecular biology. For more information on the Xiao lab, please visit http://sourcedb.genetics.cas.cn/zw/zjrck/201805/t20180522_5015314.html.