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Updated: Jan 15, 2022

12/16/21 We celebrated the holidays at the Orono Brewing Company. I think this will become a new tradition :)

12/9/21 We wrapped up another term of Bio336 this week. Students gave excellent final presentations; the pre-post test comparison showed that you learned a *ton* this semester. It was fun to work with you all.

11/30/21 The Six1-Cancer connection story is accepted in Cell Reports!!! I'll post a link as soon as one goes live :)

11/15/21 GSBSE student Carolina Cora begins a rotation in the Talbot Lab; looking forward to working with you.

11/8/21 Dr. Talbot presents a virtual seminar at Valparaiso University

11/5/21 Most of the Talbot Lab gathers for our annual fall photo :)

11/1/21 Sophie Craig begins a whirlwind 8-week rotation. Welcome, Sophie :)

10/28/21 Sabrina Varga receives a competitive INBRE fellowship for her thesis project. Congratulations Sabrina!

10/13/21 Willow Throckmorton-Hansford gains early admission to the Tufts early assurance med school program. She will be stepping away from the lab to focus on her studies in preparation for this program. Congratulations Willow, and good luck!

10/3/21 Jared Austin finishes his time as a labtech and moves on to begin work as an EMT at Norther Lights Hospital. We will miss you Jared, and wish you the best in your medical career :)

10/8/21 and 10/18/21 Tayo Adekeye presents a project update to the Talbot lab, and then at a joint meeting with the Henry lab.

10/1/21 Emily Tomak presents her first lab meeting - off to a great start.

9/20/21 Tayo Adekeye becomes the proud papa of his newborn son, Daniel.

9/10/21 We had a mingler with four muscle research labs on campus. It felt great to talk to so many local colleagues

8/31/21 The Talbot lab submitted our latest proposal to Pew. Fingers crossed!

8/30/21 Welcome to the start of a Fall 2021! This is my first time teaching in a fully "in person" semester

8/30/21 Teresa Easterbrooks officially joins the lab as our newest Masters student

8/9/21 Congratulations to Mika Gallati for her new position as a lab tech in the Hart lab at Brown University :)

7/16/21 The Talbot and Tilbury labs receive an Institute of Medicine grant for a collaborative project. Much celebration ensued. Read more about it here.

7/14/21 Alicia Ebert's lab demonstrated that crk and crkl are needed for reliable eye development; Dr. Talbot is a co-author on this because he contributed some mutants and was engaged with the writing/review process. Our story is was accepted for publication today! Check out our paper here.

6/23/21 We submitted our first major grant today- an R15!

6/16-22/21 Dr. Talbot, Emily, and Tayo attend the 16th Annual International Zebrafish Society Meeting. Sara attends "Microbes and Social Equity"

The Talbot lab, Summer 2021:

6/4/21 The Talbot lab enjoys a summer kickoff BBQ.

6/1/21 Emily Tomak begins her Master's project on muscle physiology. We are so excited that you will be staying in the lab, and look forward to seeing your story unfold.

5/15/21 We submitted a small internal grant to let us explore new techniques in muscle imaging. Finger's crossed!

5/11/21 Dr. Talbot is named UMaine's 2021 nominee for a Pew Biomedical Fellowship! Wish me luck in the national competition.

5/7/21 We celebrate the end of finals at UMaine, and I celebrate my first full year of teaching. Three courses taught, one pandemic endured, and one lab built.

CONGRATULATIONS to our three graduates: Kaitlyn Bear, Emily Tomak, and Jared Austin

4/30/21 Jared Austin presents his Capstone project at a joint lab meeting with the Henry lab. Fantastic job Jared!

4/23/21 Kaitlyn Bear presents her Capstone project at a joint lab meeting with the Henry lab. Nice work Kaitlyn!

4/13/21 The ZebraShare paper is published! Check it out here.

4/9/21 SBE hosts Carl Zimmer for a talk on 'A Planet of Viruses'. Our lab had fun hyping this one up in advance of his arrival - and he gave a very engaging talk.

4/2/21 This week, FOUR students gave Dr. Talbot results from their four projects that were SO EXCITING that he happy danced. Kudos to Tayo Adekeye, Sadie Waterman, Jared Austin, and Kaitlyn Bear for getting outstanding results all in one week.

4/2/21 Tayo Adekeye presents his first lab meeting; nice work Tayo :)

3/27/21 The Talbot lab has a socially-distanced Life Aquatic watch party.

3/16/21 Sara Loiselle receives a summer fellowship from the Center for UnderGraduate Research. Congratulations Sara!

3/12/21 Sara Loiselle presents on her recently submitted CUGR proposal

3/12/21 Dr. Talbot hosts Gerald Downes for an SBE seminar: "From Swimming to Seizures: Investigating Locomotor Behavior and Epilepsy in Developing Zebrafish"

2/26/21 Sabrina Varga presents on her image-analysis project :)

2/23/21 Dr. Talbot presents to the Zebrafish Disease Models Society: "Rapid muscle loss in a zebrafish model of distal arthrogryposis"

2/19/21 Brady-bunch photo of the Talbot lab, since we can only gather via zoom:

2/12/21 Sadie Waterman presents an excellent journal club on T-Tubules. Thanks Sadie!

2/2/21 The ZebraShare manuscript has been accepted! You can find this open-access paper here.

2/1/21 Emily Tomak officially signs on for a Masters project that will begin this summer!

1/25/21 Matt Akers takes a job at Aspen Dental - Congratulations Matt!

1/25/21 Dr. Talbot begins a new term of Bio450 - this time, with an in-person lab.

1/25/21 Jared Austin and Kaitlyn Bear begin their Capstone term.

1/18/21 Tayo Adekeye arrives in Orono to begin his Ph.D. in the Talbot lab. Welcome, Tayo!

1/4/21 Research begins for a new year. Dr. Talbot and Jared Austin brighten the doors and begin experiments with new mutants :)

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