The Quintana lab goes across the pond…

It has been an eventful couple of months for the Quintana lab.

It all started when we received a great offer to locate the lab at the Institute of Neurosciences at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, in the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain and have our research funded by one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants (NEUROMITO: more in current projects).

ercAfter some careful thought, we have decided that this is a great opportunity for the lab to grow and to pursue our goal of finding a cure for mitochondrial disease. This funding has allowed most of the lab to move to Barcelona and will sustain and enhance our research capability in the future.

Even though it is sad to leave Seattle and to say goodbye to our friends at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Northwest Mitochondrial Research Guild, we believe that this will be a positive move and that undoubtedly we will continue collaborating towards our common goal. We will always be in debt for the great opportunity, training and mentoring provided by our experience and colleagues in Seattle and we will continue to grow in Barcelona.

All “travelling” members: me (Albert), Eli, Alex, Irene and Kelsey are really looking forward to set our experiments up in Barcelona and we promise new and exciting updates soon! We are sad to leave Jessica and Ben behind, but we are sure they will have a bright and promising career in the future!

So, after a few years… we have to say: farewell Seattle and Welcome Barcelona!

 

 

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Jessica impresses at Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

JessicaThis past Friday Jessica Hui was in charge of showing her work in the Quintana Lab at the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The event was a blast with thousands of undergraduates presenting their contributions to science in a formal-but-relaxed, setting.

Overall, a great experience and the perfect way to get the feet wet on their scientific career.

And, needless to say, Jessica passed with flying colors, with clear and thoughtful answers to all the questions other scientists and scientists-to-be had.

 

Good job Jessica!

And belated congratulations for you Mary Gates Scholarship Award!

Keep the good work!