Monday, August 23, 2010

Pictures, pictures, pictures!!

Hey everyone,

I've put up nearly all of the pictures (some were too risqué, some were plain bad so I left those out) that I took this summer in a picasa album, organized into separate albums by event. The majority of them were uploaded in their original size, so the quality will not be lost if you choose to download the pictures. For those of you bored at home, you can now kill a few hours looking at pictures... Enjoy!

Also, here is the link to Zach's picasa album, which has a lot of pictures from the opening day activities, such as Minute to Win It and The Amazing Race (Thanks again Zach!)

Feeling a little PRISE nostalgia, but strangely excited for school to start :) Hope to see you all very soon.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Thank you, PRISE

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to thank you all again for such a wonderful summer. I had a great time taking pictures, did a lot of things I had never done before, and made a ton of life-long friends. This truly was the best summer experience I've had (and I was doing thesis research, what??). Can't wait to reunite in the fall!

Over and out,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PRISE Closing Dinner

They really transformed the basement of Northwest Labs...

And the table set-up was really beautiful.

Dry ice at our table! (in a little beaker!)

Enjoying the reception.

Look at how "grown-up" we look...

Jane, I had an awesome time doing that exercise work-out routine thing with you earlier today :)

Rob Lue joined us from Shanghai!

Lawrence- you the man. I knew you were going to be the speaker!
Who's PRISE--These guys!!

Craziest, loudest table ever. Dinner was delicious.

Thank you Greg, PAs, Proctors, and PRISE fellows for such an amazing summer!
But really, HUGE thank you to Greg--you made research a great experience for over 120 students :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


suPRISE study break!

Kick-ass cupcakes! (I swear I had like 10 of them, they're so bite-sized!)

PRISE people are very inventive with their games.

Signing Greg's calendar.

The "We're going to get MGH-fleeces" crew.

Having fun with the balloons.

Marianne and Logan at their "non-engagement" party!

Proctors :)

More fun with balloons.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Special Thank You Dinner

PRISE fellows invited their PI's, post-docs, grad-students, and fellow undergrads to dinner--Dudley was completely packed!

I didn't take many pictures because I didn't want to impose on people's conversations... great food, as always. The Dudley dining hall staff was amazing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

PRISE final student presentations

Wonderful job on presentations everyone. It was great getting a chance to hear all the work everyone has done all summer :)

Greg at the presentations!

Susan Seav- MCB- "The developmental basis of sexual shape dimorphism in Anole lizards"

Joshua Wortzel- Neurobiology- "A new microcephaly gene and its effects on brain development"

Paul Yarabe- CPB- "Potential synergistic effects of p73 activation with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibition in treating refractory breast cancers"

Corinne Tu- Astrophysics and Statistics- "Blazars: the most violent phenomena in the universe"

Matt Zapf- Social and Cognitive Neuroscience- "Ube3a copy number variations: a mouse model of autism and angelman syndrome"

Afoma Umeano- Biomedical Engineering- "On being 'big hearted'- IPS cell disease modeling for neutral lipid storage disease-M subtype"

Jake Weatherly- Engineering Sciences- "Using clinical data to inform medical device design"

Johanna Lee- Neurobiology- "Non-cell autonomous effects of glia with altered levels of SMN on motor neurons"

Dan Mark- CPB- "Investigating lipcalins as mouse pheromones"

Chris Devine- Neurobiology- "Neuron subtype-specific genes: development of sub-cerebral projection neurons"

Rachel Hinman- Physics and Math- "Muon reconstruction efficiency in the ATLAS experiment"

Kate Dobos- Neurobiology- "Dog days of summer"

Kidus Asfaw- Engineering Sciences- "Spray drying, release study of nanoporous and microporous alginate based gels, magnetic gels"

Acky Uzosike- MCB- "A new experimental paradigm for extending telomere length without tumorigenic genetic recombination"

Eric Shieh- MCB- "The role of TRPC6's carboxyl-terminal domain in mediating focal segmental glomerulosclerosis"

Sarvagna Patel- CPB- "Elucidating the mechanisms of the Alzheimer's Disease relevant y-secretase complex: interactions between alpha-and gamma-secretase"