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Kudos!

Our lab values the acknowledgement of group members' contributions beyond public awards, publications, and fellowships awarded. This Kudos page is a place where lab members can publicly acknowledge each other for going above and beyond their normal lab responsibilities.


2024

FEBRUARY: Kudos to… Ojas Pradhan for repairing equipment in the bacteria room, and to Si Hyung Jin for designing and 3D-printing missing components to make this equipment functional again.

JANUARY: Kudos to… Penny Pei for coordinating pipet calibration, and to Reid Akana, Alex Viloria Winnett, and Natalie Wu-Woods for helping to create a shared resource on the HPC for our common NGS workflows.

2023

DECEMBER: Kudos to… the lab's Biosafety Team (Ojas Pradhan and Matt Cooper), who were complimented by the Institute Biosafety Office for always responding promptly and thoroughly to requests.

NOVEMBER: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit an outstanding NIH U01 proposal: Natalie Wu-Woods (lead writer, experimental design, preliminary data, literature), Matt Cooper (lead writer, preliminary data), Ojas Pradhan (project manager, preliminary data), Anna Romano (preliminary data, framing, protocols/experimental design), Chris Neimeth (preliminary data, literature), Elaine Shen (preliminary data, literature), Matt Ratanapanichkich (preliminary data), Kathy Gopalkrishna (literature), Penny Pei (literature).

NOVEMBER: Kudos to... the team that came together to submit a proposal to Caltech's Merkin Institute for a diagnostic platform: Si Hyung Jin (lead; preliminary results, framing/writing/editing, figures), Harry Wang (preliminary data, literature, market analyses), and Minkyo Lee (literature).

OCTOBER: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit an NIH R21: Kathy Gopalkrishna (lead; ideation, framing/outlining, writing, literature, editing) and Ojas Pradhan (bibliography, editing, human-subjects forms).

OCTOBER: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit a Resnick Explorer proposal: Reid Akana (lead; writing)...

OCTOBER: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit a Jacobs Institute proposal: Matt Cooper (lead; outlining/writing, preliminary data)...

OCTOBER: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit an outstanding NIH R01 proposal: Natalie Wu-Woods (writing, experimental design, preliminary data, data processing), Ojas Pradhan (outlining/writing, bibliography, experimental design, preliminary data), Chris Neimeth (outlining/writing, figures, experimental design, preliminary data, data processing), Kathy Gopalkrishna (literature, preliminary data), Matt Cooper (framing/editing), Anna Romano (literature, editing), Roey Lazarovits (figures), Michael Anne Bolene (literature).

JULY: Kudos to… Minkyo Lee, who was the lead student writer on a proposal to Caltech's Merkin Institute for a device aimed at improving access to global healthcare. He also contributed preliminary data, experimental design, and market analysis.

JUNE: Kudos to… Natalie Wu-Woods, who contributed sections to a collaborative R01 grant application with our collaborators at UCLA.

MAY: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit/present a pilot proposal to Caltech's Beckman Institute: Anna Romano (lead, writing/presentation and Ojas Pradhan (writing/editing).

MAY: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit a competitive DoD proposal on pCD with our University of Chicago collaborators: Natalie Wu-Woods (co-lead) and Ojas Pradhan (co-lead).

MAY: Kudos to… Matt Ratanapanichkich, who led the framing, writing, figures, and submission of a Keck Foundation proposal (and the external submission in NOV) for the bacterial scSPRITE work.

MAY: Kudos to... Michael Porter, who led the framing, writing, figures, and submission of a proposal to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

APRIL: Kudos to... Si Hyung Jin, who led the framing, writing, figures, and submission of a Caltech RI2 device proposal.

APRIL: Kudos to… Matt Ratanapanichkich, who led the framing, writing, figures, and submission of a Caltech Rosen Center proposal for the pro-SPRITE work.

MARCH: Kudos to… Matt Ratanapanichkich, who led the framing, writing, figures, and submission of a Caltech Resnick Center proposal for the bacterial scSPRITE work.

FEB: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit an outstanding NIH R21 proposal (and its JULY resubmission with a perfect NIH score of 10!): Natalie Wu-Woods (co-lead, writing/editing, framing, figures, response to reviews in July resubmission), Ojas Pradhan (co-lead, writing/editing, framing, figures), Kathy Gopalkrishna (response to reviews in July resubmission).

FEB: Kudos to… the team that came together to submit an outstanding NIH R21 proposal on the B-scSPRITE work: Matt Ratanapanichkich (lead; framing, writing, figures), Roey Lazarovits (literature review), Anna Romano (writing, literature).