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During mitosis, a full set of chromosomes must be equally transmitted to the offspring of each dividing cell. Failures in this process can result in numerous disorders, including birth defects and tumor progression. The Funabiki Lab studies how chromosomes signal in order to spatially and temporally orchestrate rapid assembly and disassembly of macromolecules that ensure accurate chromosome segregation.
Lab retreat: August 2022 @ Salisbury Mills, NY
↑ our friend in wild
1) Homemade food made by lab members
**Great BBQ (HF/YA), Salad (IW), Soup (RMS), Chicken sandwich (HAK), Spam rice/Egg roll (CAL), Chinese dinner (YN), French toast (HF), Chaat (LPS)**
2) Chalk talks from all members
** Discussed our future directions!
3) Much group bonding
** Jenga, Taboo, Coup! WE ARE TWO DUKES! GIVE THE TAX!
4) Hiking at Black Rock Forest
** Hiro chose the extreme trails, which caused enough pain to Yasu...
What will we do next year?
↑ Perfect day for hiking
↑ cute bee
This is how a PI should look! ↑
Funabiki Lab Group Photo, July 2022
Funabiki Lab 2022 July (photo by Jun)
Also marking 20 years since the Funabiki lab's beginning in 2002!
Lunch with Ryan, June 2022
Ryan, our previous research assistant, visited us to say Hi and catch up!
Thank you for visiting us and see you next year maybe :)
Painting party and Lab holiday dinner, December 2021 🌆・🍷・🍖
← What an artistic activity in the lab! We drew a Landscape Painting (some ppl didn't though).
Which painting do you like?
↓ We had a wonderful dinner at the Japanese BBQ place (YAKINIKU!!). We enjoyed fresh meats, beer, and sake!!
Funabiki Lab 2022 🙌
We welcome Calvin to the lab as our newest Postdoc! From Guam, and he completed his PhD in the Chatterjee lab at University of Washington!
We also welcome Yiming as a grad. student!
Congrats🍷, Pavan for his Ph.D. and postdoc position;
Ryan for his new adventure in Boston;
Welcome Leena!!, June 2021/September 2021
(Maybe) sentimental Pavan:
We are pretty sure that you'll do great science in the next place as well!!
Ryan in a great photo:
We hope you'll enjoy your
new place and your science!!
We say goodbye to our beloved colleagues, Dr. Choppakatla (a.k.a. Pavan) who begins a new journey as a postdoc in Princeton, and Ryan (a.k.a. pastry chef in the Funabiki Lab) who dives into a new adventure as a grad. student in Boston!!
We also welcome Leena to the lab as our new research assistant!
So Long Christian! Welcome Isabel!, December 2020/January 2021 @ Central park
The lab trying to get a jumping shot at Christian's goodbye hangout...
Hiro's homemade cheesecake!
Here's Christian modeling his frog beanie knitted by Rochelle!
Our newest lab member, Isabel, getting the perfect shot!
We say goodbye to our Research Associate Christian, who begins his own lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in London! Follow his website here!
We also welcome Isabel to the lab as our newest Post-Doc! Hailing from the Netherlands, she completed her DPhil in the Esashi lab at Oxford!
Poker Night, April 2020 @ Zoom (virtual)
Some of us decided to have silly backgrounds
We were able to stay connected and have fun playing poker even in the midst of COVID-19.
Also congrats to Maria, who was accepted to the MD program at Albert Einstein!
Lab Retreat @ Rockefeller Field Research Center, Jan 2020
1) Homemade food made by the lab members
* An assortment of different cultural dishes
2) Chalk talks conducted by all members
* There were great ideas and excellent discussions!
3) Much group bonding
* Poker Night (Yasu is great at bluffing!)
4) Experiencing the beautiful nature of upstate NY
* Really clear morning air!
What will we do next?
2019 Holiday Hangout, December 2019
Catan @ Hex & Co
Our annual holiday hangout was a rainy one, but was full of fun and good food!
Dinner @ Bella Blu
Friendsgiving Potluck, November 2019
Yasu manning his soba station!
We had a wonderful Friendsgiving Potluck with our lab neighbors, the Alushin lab!
Sperm Preparation, May 2019
Wow! Look at Hiro doing an experiment!
Chris Graduates, June 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Jenness!
Check our alum page to see what Chris is up to these days!
Mike Graduates, June 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Wheelock!
Check our alum page to see what Mike is up to these days!
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