July 05, 2016

Not only did Denise meet Yo Yo Ma this year but she got to spend about 8 hours with Alan Alda last week! Several hours at dinner, at a table for 8 that included one of the co-discover's of the Higgs Boson (UCSB's Joseph Incandela), a 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physics Herbert Kroemer, Chancellor Yang, his wife Dilling, Craig Montell and former Vice Chancellor for Research Mike Witherell. During the workshop on science communication she also got to spend 3 hours playing theatre improv games with the one and only Alan Alda. What fun! 

June 03, 2016

Today we say goodbye to some of our cherished lab members. Goodbye Annie. Goodbye Thomas (Kenney)! We will miss you. Thanks for the amazing Tie Dye Thomas!

February 23, 2016

A fringe benefit of inviting seminar speakers is getting to meet their friends. Speaker Tom Kornberg arrived in time for the concert by Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. Tom and Yo Yo were cello classmates at The Julliard School back in the day. So Tom was gracious enough to introduce Denise to an enchanting superstar musician and personally charming individual. What fun!

February 23, 2016

Chris Connor, new PhD student in the lab was rewarded for getting an early start on his lab work recently...

August 10, 2015

At the end of July, Denise trekked to Washington, DC to whip up enthusiasm for life sciences research. A full room of ~75 congressional staffers attended. An energetic Q & A followed her 20 minute presentation. 

June 16, 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Seresinghe, Tess Whitwam, Thomas Sun, Will Huang, Yasmin Sallak and Jessie Wong, our senior undergraduates who graduated this week!