Nicole was honored to receive the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award, for her work as a TA in Cell Biology, and also for her mentoring of undergraduates in research, in and out of the lab. Way to go Nicole!
Matthew and Nicole attended the annual Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Midwinter Meeting in San Jose, CA. Nicole showed a poster about her work figuring out how activity drives changes in auditory nerve synapses. Great job, Nicole!
Matthew gave a talk to the Department of Otolaryngology and the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center at the University of Washington. The weather was gloomy, but the place was full of vitality and energy. He met with lots of people, and caught up with several old acquaintances. All were doing really interesting work. It was a great visit.