Farewell to Bri

With heavy hearts, the lab says goodbye to Bri Edwards, our lovely and glamorous manager superhero. She’s headed to new and exciting adventures in her new position at NC State University. We’ll miss you badly!

Summer research scholars

Even when it’s summer break for the students, the research never halts! The lab kept busy this summer, too, with two outstanding recruits from the NC Project SEED and the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) summer programs: Ben Samson & Melissa Horowitz. After 8-weeks of intensive work on their research projects, they gave a triumphant presentation of their results to the public! The lab thoroughly enjoyed having such conscientious students take part in the research.


Check out Melissa’s blogposts about her summer experience here


A photo from our farewell ice cream party! (And Ben in the back row, leveling our gender bias!)




Eno River Gallery

Because the photos were too spectacular to not share… HUGE thanks to Gaby for capturing this beautiful day!!

George presents his honors thesis


George Schieder, one of our undergraduate superstars, presented the findings of his honors thesis research in Friday’s Distinction in Biology Poster Symposium. George has been a dedicated mentee and research assistant of Lindsay Leverett’s for many years so it is bittersweet to see him graduate and leave us next semester…nevertheless, we wish him the best in his future endeavors in dental school! We’ll miss you George!!

π day

While the students are away for spring break, the staff is celebrating π day with a delicious germination assay themed pie, courtesy of our former lab-mate and baking aficionado, Eli Hornstein!

<em>Bon appétit!</em>






Bon appétit!

Farewell, Toshi!

With heavy hearts, the lab gathered together to say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague, Toshiyuki, who returned to his home in Japan after many months of dedicated research here. Tears aside, we wish him the best in his future research endeavors. Miss you already!!