Lab News

Farewell to our graduating seniors!
July 10, 2020

A very bittersweet farewell to our two departing undergrads, Giselle Uribe ‘20 and Haeun Jung ‘20! These two superstars have been a part of our lab family for almost their entire undergrad careers, and although we’re sad to see them go, we’re so proud of all their accomplishments.

Welcome to our three new grad students!
May 1, 2020

Welcome to our newest grad students, Liyuan Zhu, Evan Underhill and Richard Thornton, as they kick off their PhD adventures with us!

Liyuan comes to us from the Chemistry department and will be working on developing the next generation of photoswitchable protein binders.…

Congratulations to Sarah for her Presentation at TAGC!
April 26, 2020

On April 25th, Sarah McFann gave an oral presentation titled “Optogenetic dissection of signaling crosstalk in the early embryo” at The Allied Genetics Conference (ATGC)! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference proceeded as scheduled (albeit virtually), which allowed Sarah to share…

Alex’s Paper is published in Cell Systems!
March 25, 2020

Congratulations to Alex Goglia on his latest paper titled “A Live-Cell Screen for Altered Erk Dynamics Reveals Principles of Proliferative Control” published in Cell Systems!

Welcome to the world, baby Gil!
March 12, 2020

The Toettchlab warmly welcomes our newest (and cutest) nanobody, Harrison! Although the world is going through a lot of craziness right now, we’re glad that Harry and mom, Agi, are doing well. Harry, we’re excited to meet you in person, and we can’t wait to see if you transform into an awesome scientist like your mama someday!

Elliot Presents at Q-Bio Conference in Hawaii!
Feb. 24, 2020

Congratulations to Elliot Dine, who has just returned from presenting his research at the Winter Q-Bio conference, held this year in Waikoloa Hawaii!

Elliot gave an oral presentation and a poster titled: A…

Sidu Presents at Keystone Conference in Colorado!
Jan. 31, 2020

Congratulations to Sidu Jena, who recently presented his research at the joint Keystone Conference in Keystone, CO, on Jan 26-30th! The conference brought together two of Sidu's greatest loves: 

Welcome to our newest post-doc, Ellen!
Jan. 24, 2020

Kicking off 2020, we welcome our newest postdoc, Ellen Reed! Ellen joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her thesis work in the lab of Dan Hammer. Her research focused on engineering phase separating intrinsically disordered proteins to respond to external stimuli such as light. Here at Princeton, Ellen will be…
Pav Presents Research at University of Pennsylvania!
Oct. 30, 2019

On October 28th, our former-undergrad-turned-technician-extraordinaire, Pavithran Ravindran, was invited to give a talk as part of the Trainee Seminar Series at the University of Pennsylvania! Pav was hosted by Dr. Arjun Raj from the departments of Bioengineering and Genetics. His talk was titled “Engineering novel combinatorial…

Sarah Returns from Summer Internship at the Gates Foundation!
Sept. 13, 2019

This summer, Sarah McFann spent 12 weeks interning with the quantitative team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the creative team at Gates Ventures.

During her internship, Sarah evaluated different mathematical models for how malnutrition leads to developmental…