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Check out what's happening at Ackerman Lab!

September 15, 2022

Learning about cutting edge genetics at the BIDS/CSB/HSG/MGG Retreat!

This week the Ackerman lab traveled to beautiful Pierre Marquette to hear all of the latest research in Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology and more at WashU! In our free time, we a hike to see some beautiful views of the river. Who said the Midwest is flat?!

September 1, 2022

New Lab Member: Katie Schneider

Welcome new undergraduate member, Katie Schneider! Katie is a sophomore at WashU and will be working with us to study how astrocytes regulate synapse development along with SLU undergraduate Hallie Youker.

August 16, 2022

We have flies!

The Ackerman received all 600+ stocks of their flies after they had been carefully kept by the Doe lab for the last 2 months. Can't wait to start using them to test our exciting hypotheses!

August 7, 2022

Midwest Leading Edge Meet-Up!

Today the Midwest cohort (Mohini Sengupta, Clarissa Durie, and I) of the leading edge fellows ( convened at Urban Chestnut in Saint Louis to share life and science advice. So fun to meet in person after years(!!) of chatting online!

August 7, 2022

Ackerman lab partnership established with CDG CARE

The Ackerman lab has established a fiscal partnership with the nonprofit CDG CARE, a patient organization for true, patient-driven research into the contribution of glia to the ALG8 congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG). In brief, we will model ALG8 CDG in zebrafish to 1) understand the cellular basis of neurological dysfunction in these patients and 2) to screen for potential therapeutic interventions. For more, or to contribute to this cause, click the following link:

July 14, 2022

First lab lunch

The Ackerman lab is in full swing, which means it's time for a celebratory lunch. Here, Mika, Michael, and I are enjoying our first lab lunch at Songbird in the Central West End. Food is always a good way to bring people together :) So excited to get to work with this awesome team!

July 1, 2022

The Ackerman lab is officially open!

The Ackerman lab is open as of July 1, 2022! We are thrilled to get our start at the fabulous BIG Center at WashU, and look forward to many years of exciting science, friendships, and growth!

October 18, 2021

Congratulations to Sonja!

Our trainee Sonja submitted her NSF GRFP. Congratulations and we wish her good luck!!

September 13, 2021

First day of ephys

First day of ephys was a success! Thanks to the Dickman lab at USC for the training!

July 1, 2021

Sarah signs WashU offer

Sarah officially signs the offer. The Ackerman lab will be opening at WashU in July 2022!

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