Is SARS-cov-2 evolution inevitable?

On Friday I had a very interesting chat with Jesse Bloom about his work that showed the mutations the coronavirus can acquire to evade antibodies and, perhaps, ultimately the immune response. Jessie showed that the virus can escape individual antibodies, probably natural immunity and even vaccine-induced immunity (in the worst …

lab “pizza” lunch

Here’s most of us having our a “pizza” lunch. We are saying farewell to Amy (again) and celebrating Gang and Dina’s projects. Obviously, this semester has been different. Still, I hope we’ve learned. It helped me to put our semester in perspective: Cambridge sent home its students in the 1660s, …

Lab retreat 2018

As we have done for the last few years, the lab decided to organize a retreat this year to take some time to think about the big picture: where we are and where we are going. However, this year being the 10th anniversary of the lab, we decided to follow …

new lab logo !

As part of our lab’s 10th anniversary celebration this year, I’m proud to unveil our new logo. It has been nearly a year in the making, so thanks to everyone who contributed ideas, feedback and criticism. In the end, we all owe thanks to Ian for the design vision and …

ravines retreat june 2017

Last month the lab descended into the post-urban wilderness of the Toronto ravines. We got to see some pretty wildlife, and we got some nice fotos: There was plenty of time to talk science, especially during rain breaks. Gurdeep was a good sport to chat to us about transcription factors …