Hi Everyone! Long time no update! Sorry about that!
A lot has happened since our last update. These days, we are operating like a well oiled machine on a routine and less of a crazy "what do we do now?" schedule. We are putting mice on the rig daily, and we have gone through two full rounds of vapor treatment. In the next couple of weeks, our first group of adolescents will be adults (they grow up so fast!) and will be ready for the adult trials of our experiments.
In other exciting news, Dr. Wills' newest paper is now available online! This paper is from her time at Vanderbilt and is a collaboration of our science friends in both the Winder and Colbran Labs. Congrats to all published in this paper (We see you, Katie)!
Our second rig has arrived and we are still working on putting it together. Little Miriam successfully pieced together the 7-foot frame, allowing her and Dr. Wills to hang all the equipment, defying the laws of gravity (seriously, how do those things work?!). Special shout out to Bill from Hunt Optics who is always in and out of the lab trying to get all of the pieces we need for the microscope. Thanks Bill!