All personnel complete necessary training (safety, radioactivity, mouse handling…).
Samuel is awarded a postdoctoral fellowship.
Silvia submits proposal.
Yeny and Nick join the lab.
Several candidates for postdoctoral positions interviewed.
Equipment and supplies arrive from Boston.
Lab space remodeling is completed.
Internet ports and phone lines activated.
Completed outfitting of the lab with fridges, freezers, microfuges, PCR machine, NanoDrop spectrophotometer, FPLC machine, hypoxia chamber, computers and printers.
Radioactive sublicense obtained.
Silvia compiles information for electronic databases.
Samuel establishes lab intranet.
Plasmid database and various other electronic platforms created by Samuel.
Yeny generates electronic inventories for cell lines, primers, and antibodies.
Nick adapts mouse database with capabilities for transferring information onto mouse cage cards.
Repositories created for centralized access to plasmids, glycerol stocks, primers, cell lines, and antibodies.
Yeny performs a cost assessment of frequently ordered reagents.
Mouse strains from Dana-Farber arrive and successfully go through quarantine.
Animal protocol is approved.
Nick organizes mouse colony and implements PCR strategies for genotyping.
Lab Social Activities:
Lab hosts party for Department of Developmental Biology. A baby-shower is organized for Silvia. Celebration at Café Madrid of Yeny and Nick's joining the lab. Celebration of Samuel's fellowship award. First bowling outing at Main Event.
Nick and Jim volunteer at the United to Serve T.J. Rusk Middle School health fair.