I’m happy to introduce myself as the Node’s new Community Manager, taking up the reins from Cat Vicente, who said goodbye recently, and left this unique site in great shape. I’ve come to the Node from the lab bench, recently as a postdoc with Nick Brown in Cambridge, and before that as PhD student with Rob Ray in Sussex. Like all developmental biologists I was tackling various aspects of the same broad question: how do you go from a genome to an organism?
I spent last week saying goodbye to my flies (one by one), and throwing away redundant tubes of DNA I’d accumulated over the last few years. Turning off the lights in the lab one last time, listening to that constant hum from the incubators…all quite bittersweet, but mixed with a lot of excitement for the Node.
This site is all about the developmental biology community, as readers, writers, and commenters. Anyone can register, and anyone can write. If there’s anything you’d like us to do, or you have any questions or comments or suggestions, just use the Contact Us button on the right, or leave a reply underneath the post.
Otherwise I look forward to getting to know you all, and promoting the brilliant work that comes out of this exciting field. Happy reading!