Lab Life & News

In addition to pursuing rigorous neuroscience, our lab loves kayaking, traveling to interesting places for research conferences, and celebrating our achievements, including new manuscripts accepted for publication and hardworking group members headed to well-earned job opportunities. Check out the photos below to re-live some of our favorite memories.

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2022: The Martemyanov Lab having a fun night at Drive Shack

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2021: Nycole transitions from work at the lab bench to manipulations of the written word, having accepted a new position as a principal medical writer at Ashfield Medcomms. Good luck, Nycole! We have enjoyed working with you!

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2021: Happy Holidays from our lab! Our new postdoctoral associate Grant brings his bango to Kirill’s house for a jam session with our senior postdoc Henry. We heard some John Denver and Bob Marley… and of course the obligatory “Dueling Banjos”!

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2021: congratulations, Dipak! Toasting the lab’s first cryoEM structure published in Science, thanks to the joint efforts of Dipak (far left), Thibaut (far right), and our collaborator Appu Kumar Singh at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.

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2021: we thought we were taking a regular lab photo, but we got a drone as well! The lab gets a bird’s eye view when Thibaut brings in his gear and pulls out all of the photography stops.

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2021: Good luck, Subhi! Our postdoctoral associate Subhi heads to Philadelphia for an exciting opportunity at the University of Pennsylvania’s Gene Therapy Program and Orphan Disease Center.

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2021: SCUBA-diving! Kirill and postdoc Thibaut explore Florida’s colorful underwater world.

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2021: our staff scientist Ikuo cuts his goodbye cake before departing Florida to head his own laboratory as an Assistant Professor at Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota.

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2020: Cell paper accepted! COVID can’t keep us from some socially-distanced champagne toasting!

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2019: farewell party for Cesare, headed to a new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/orlandi.aspx

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2019: thumbs up! Our postdoctoral associate Yuchen is awarded a pretigious K99 career development fellowship by the National Institutes of Health.

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2019: good luck, Laurie! She’s off to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus.
https://biology.umbc.edu/sutton-lab/

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2019: cheers! Celebrating the acceptance of our latest manuscript in Science.

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2019: exploring all that Florida has to offer on our lab kayaking trip.

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2018: our talents transcend solely neuroscience! Making music together at a lab party.

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2018: the lab cruises up to the Motor City for a GPCR retreat in Detroit, Michigan.

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2018: meet Brian Muntean – once a postdoctoral trainee, now an Assistant Professor at the University of Augusta! https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/phmtox/brian-muntean-phd.php

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2017: standing for what we believe in at the inaugural March for Science on April 22nd in Washington, D.C.

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2017: the lab journeys to Italy for the Surfaceome Meeting (and culinary adventures!).

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2016: ready for a day of paddling on the lab kayak trip!

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2016: lab photo outside Building C, home of our Neuroscience Department at Scripps Research.

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2015: enjoying the natural beauty of Montana in between FASEB Meeting sessions.

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2015: Laurie and Cesare, two lab-alumni-turned-university-professors, hanging out among the test tubes.

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2014: getting in that upper body workout on the lab kayak trip!

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2013: I mustache you a question – don’t our lab parties look fun?

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2012: relaxing outside together at the lab party.

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2012: Scripps scientists coming together to form the institute’s original blue-and-orange molecule logo – in real life!

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2012: cracking open some wicked good lobstahs as we attend June’s Gordon Research Conference in Maine.

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2012: hiking by the Maine waterfront between attending talks at the Gordon Research Conference in June.

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2010: it’s September, and we are ready for our lab canoe trip!

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2010: pack your crab mallet! The lab dines at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse as we attend May’s ARVO (Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology) annual meeting in Florida.

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2010: running the table at Sally’s after Garret’s successful Ph.D. dissertation defense in January. Garret is now an Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside! https://www.andersonlaboratory.org/

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2010: eat our powder! The lab straps on its boots for its Fourth Annual Ski Trip in January.

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2009: paddling fiends! The lab embarks on its second canoe trip in September.

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2009: exploring the Maine shoreline at the Gordon Research Conference in June.

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2008: and just like that, a Martemyanov Lab tradition is born – the group canoes down the St. Croix River in September.

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2008: say “skis!” February ushers in the lab’s Second Annual Ski Trip.

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2007: enjoying a backyard BBQ together in October, featuring a special laboratory guest in her stroller.

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2007: feeling adventurous on our rafting trip at July’s FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) meeting!

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2007: goodbye to our postdoctoral associate, Artur Seminov, as he heads to the University of Helinski as a Scientist!

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2007: we may not be able to make it to Europe’s snowiest high peaks, but a January ski trip to Minnesota’s Afton Alps should kick our first ski excursion off nicely!