New Member – J. Harrison Priode

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James Harrison Priode has just joined the Haynes lab this August as a Research Specialist I. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He was a research technician at NCSU as well as at Duke University. Welcome to the Haynes lab, Harrison!

Dr. Haynes invited to speak at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Dr. Haynes has been invited to give a lecture at the CSHL Synthetic Biology Summer Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. The course is a two-week hands-on wet bench and research experience and lecture series on synthetic biology techniques and applications, co-founded by Haynes and a team of other early career scientists in 2013. She will return to the course this year as an invited speaker to present “Chromatin epigenetic engineering in triple negative breast cancer” on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Dr. Haynes invited to speak at SEED: Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution & Design

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Dr. Haynes has been invited to present her research at the Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution & Design conference (6/23 – 6/27/2019) in New York, NY. She will present “Epigenetic engineering in triple negative breast cancer” on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Congratulations to Dr. Brady Laughlin, M.D.

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Brady Laughlin, a former undergraduate researcher in the Haynes lab at ASU has earned his M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine this year. Previously at ASU, Brady was an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering major and a Barrett Honors student. He did chromatin engineering research as a FURI Fellow in the Haynes lab and also gained research experience as a TGen Helios Scholar. He is now a resident in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Congratulations, Dr. Laughlin!

New Member – Tamara Lambert

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Tamara Lambert has accepted an invitation to complete her Ph.D. in the joint Emory/ GA Tech W.H. Coulter Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program. She will join the Haynes lab this May as a Student Research Assistant before selecting a lab for her Ph.D. She earned her B.S. in Biological Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, her M.P.H. in Global Environmental Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and her M. Eng. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research experience also includes work at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. Welcome to Emory, Tamara!

New Member – Dr. Natecia Baskin

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Dr. Natecia Baskin will join the Haynes lab this April as a Senior Research Specialist. She earned her B.A. in Biochemistry at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, and her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Baskin has also completed research at the Marine Biological Laboratories, and at Emory University as a postdoctoral research fellow. Most recently, she was a science teacher and advisor at the Atlanta Girls’ School. Welcome back to Emory! We are honored to have you onboard, Dr. Baskin.

PhD Defense – Congratulations to Cassandra Barrett!

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Biological Design PhD student Cassandra Barrett just successfully defended her thesis “Engineering Open Chromatin with Synthetic Pioneer Factors: Enhancing Mammalian Transgene Expression and Improving Cas9-Mediated genome Editing in Closed Chromatin” today at 10:00 – 11:00 am in the Biodesign Institute building, room AL1-10/14. Thank you to all of the friends, family, and colleagues who came to show their support.

Cassandra joined the Haynes lab in 2015. Since then she has co-authored two research papers, and is lead author on one review article and one upcoming research article. She has been highly engaged with the broader community through science education and leadership. She served as president of the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) president of the student and postdoc association (SPA), was an ASU iGEM mentor, was involved in an AZ State biotechnology policy project, and volunteered to teach bioengineering at a local prison. She aims to pursue a long term career in biotechnology.