09-08 Meghan and Shana joins the lab as Direct-Entry PhD students. Welcome Meghan and Shana!
08-28 We bid goodbye to Hossen and Jason, our two summer students. Good luck with the new semester
08-26 Lab BBQ at Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Center Islands. Check out the only photo we managed to take here! (And big thanks Jason for organizing!)
07-22 Wendy was awarded a PRiME Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congrats Wendy!
07-08 The lab receives the Connaught New Researcher Award!
07-01 Wendy joins the lab as a postdoc. Welcome Wendy!
06-29 Eric was awarded the Paul STARITA Graduate Student Fellowships from the Faculty of Medicine. Congrats Eric!
04-01 Eric was awarded a CIHR CGS-M award. Congrats Eric!
02-26 First lab social of the year, it’s going to be virtual drinks & games night!
01-08 Ian joins the lab as a MITACS Accelerate funded Postdoc. Welcome Ian!
11-01 Congrats to Travis and Ryan both for passing their PhD qualifiers in flying colors.
09-14 After 16 months of waiting (!), our brand-new lab space is finally operational. Check out a photo here!
08-26 The lab has been approved for CFI funding. See news article here
08-25 Just got approval to move into our newly renovated lab space! Photos to follow. Stay tuned!
08-23 Sachin Davis joins the lab as MASc student. Welcome Sachin!
08-21 Eric Tseng joins the lab as direct-entry PhD student. Welcome Eric!
07-29 The lab was awarded a MbD New Ideas grant to explore RNA transfer in stem cell transplants in collaboration with the Weaver, Lefebvre, and Shoichet labs!
05-20 The lab was awarded an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grant to develop diagnostic tools for SARS-CoV-2 detection
05-09 Ariel, Justin and Jianbang joins us for “virtual” summer research internships. They will be working with Ryan on computational nucleic acid design for molecular computing and FISHing. Welcome all!
04-27 The lab just received approval for our first NSERC Discovery Grant!
04-17 The lab joins the Task Force launched by PRiME to help combat COVID-19. Read about what the task force plans to do here
04-01 The lab is 1 of 31 labs funded by UofT’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. We will be using this fund to develop better tools for SARS-CoV-2 detection.
11-28 Our application for a CFI-JELF fund has been approved! This fund will support the purchase of major equipment for our lab
11-04 The lab is now part of UofT’s Precision Medicine (PRiME) initiative. Looking forward to being part of the community
11-01 Construction for our new lab space has finally started after >6 months of planning (>1 yr on the admin side). Can’t wait for the grand opening next year!
10-01 Leo’s paper on nucleic-acid programmable in vitro synthetic gene circuits is now published on ACS Synthetic Biology
08-30 Stuti is a recipient of this year’s Milligan Graduate Scholarship in IBBME, congrats Stuti!
08-01 Welcome Stuti, Travis, Abdulmateen, and Ryan (aka team S.T.A.R.) to the lab!
07-01 The beta version of the lab website is now live!
05-31 The lab has been awarded an Xseed grant for collaborative work with the Treanor lab to study B cell response to 3D antigen arrays!
05-11 Leo visits McMaster University to give a BIMR symposium lecture. Thanks to the Soleymani lab for hosting
04-02 The lab has been awarded the inaugural New Frontiers Research Fund - Exploration grant from the Tri-Council (1 of 10 labs at the University of Toronto, and 1 of 158 in Canada) . We will be using the fund to build molecular computers for portable diagnostics. Thanks Canada!
03-26 Leo discusses the integration of DNA nanotech with synthetic biology at the MbD synbio discussion group
03-18 The lab has been awarded the 2019 MbD New Ideas award (1 of 9 labs). We will be working with the Treanor lab to build DNA devices to elucidate B cell signaling for vaccine and regenerative medicine applications
01-07 Leo joins the IBBME Faculty!