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  • March 28, 2023: Congratulations to Emily Corrigan for being awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • March 22, 2023: Congratulations to Jingwen on passing qualifying exams!

  • August 2022: We welcome Jingwen Ding, PhD candidate, and Dani Swope, research associate, to the lab

  • June 2022: We welcome Emily Corrigan, PhD candidate, to the lab

  • June 7, 2021: Congratulations to Reed on passing qualifying exams!

  • May 27, 2021: Congratulations to Yash on passing qualifying exams!

  • May 12, 2021: Alex speaks (virtually) at University of Chicago Human Genetics department

  • April 1, 2021: Congratulations to Nathan Schaefer on being selected as an inaugural Weill Neurohub Fellow

  • March 23, 2021: Alex speaks (virtually) at Institute of Science and Technology, Austria Neuroscience Data Talks

  • November 30, 2020: Alex gives Human Genetics Seminar at Emory

  • September 15, 2020: We welcome Dr. Jenelle Wallace to the lab following her PhD at Harvard University

  • August 2020: Thrilled to welcome 3 new PhD students to the lab: Arnar Breevoort, Reed McMullen, and Yash Abeykoon

  • May 1, 2020: We welcome Dr. Nathan Schaefer to the lab following his PhD at University of California, Santa Cruz

  • April 1, 2020:  We welcome Dr. Sara Nolbrant to the lab following her PhD at the University of Lund

  • March 2, 2020: Alex speaks at  University of Colorado, Denver to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

  • November 12, 2019: Alex speaks at USC Broad Center Stem Cell Seminar Series

  • July 28, 2019: Congratulations to Tyler on running the SF Marathon

  • May - July 2019: Congratulations to Tyler, Matthew, and Beatriz on passing qualifying exams

  • February 11 - 12, 2019: Alex speaks at NYU Neuroscience Institute and participates in Rachel Bandler's successful thesis defense

  • December 1, 2018: Sainath joins the lab as a bioinformatician

  • July 7, 2018: Tyler, Matthew, and Beatriz join as the first cohort of graduate students in the lab

  • March 1, 2018: Bryan joins the lab as a postdoc


  • May 1, 2017: Mo becomes the first postdoc to join the lab.

  • March 1, 2017: Pollen lab officially opens

  • December 1, 2016: Olivia becomes first member to join the lab

  • November 11, 2016: Alex teaches in Society for Neuroscience short course, "Using Single-Cell Genomics to Analyze Neurons, Glia, and Circuits" organized by Steve McCarroll 

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