News in 2015

December 2015

The Garcia Lab had their annual Holiday Party. There was lots of good food, a gift exchange, Kelly won the Wii Just Dance tournament, and we also said goodbye to Shu who will be leaving for her new position at Dartmouth University, congrats!

Ben Garcia attends the Enabling Technologies Proteomics (ETP) Symposium held in Lake Louise, Canada, where he gives an invited talk and also receives the ETP Ken Standing Award.

The Garcia lab says goodbye to Dr. Shu Lin who has accepted a Scientist position at Dartmouth University, Congrats!

November 2015

Genome Web publishes a story on our methodology to link cellular signaling to chromatin mediated gene expression.

The Garcia Lab attends the Biochemistry and Biophysics departmental retreat at the Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains. Simone gave a nice talk, and Kelly won the First Place Kate Ferguson Award in Biochemistry for her poster presentation, congrats!

Qi Guo joins the lab as a Technician, welcome!

Ben Garcia gives an invited talk at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal, Canada.

September 2015

Ben gives an invited talk at the World HUPO Congress in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Visiting graduate student Catarina Charneira (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal) joins the lab.

Undergraduate Tara Lorimer joins the lab for her senior thesis work, welcome!

The Garcia lab welcomes rotation students Laura Agosto and Hannah Richter to the lab.

August 2015

The Garcia lab signs a Technology Alliance Partnership with Thermo Scientific to keep Penn at the forefront of cutting-edge proteomics research.

Ben gives an invited talk at the American Chemical Society National meeting in Boston, MA.

The Garcia lab’s Histone Code research is discussed in Accelerating Proteomics: http://acceleratingscience.com/proteomics/bottom-up-middle-down-any-which-way-to-characterize-histone-ptms/

Congcong Lu joins the lab as a Postdoctoral researcher, welcome!

Ben Garcia is named the ETP Ken Standing Award winner.

July 2015

Graduate students Mariel Coradin (BMB) and Kevin Janssen (BMB) join the lab, welcome!

Ben is awarded the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dr. Robert Arceci Scholar Award.

Visiting graduate student Nanika Coetzee (University of Pretoria, South Africa) joins the lab for summer research.

Undergraduate Kella Tran-Du joins the lab for summer research, welcome aboard.

June 2015

The lab returns from a successful showing at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference in Denver, CO.  We had several posters and talks by Simone and Sam.

Ben Garcia becomes a permanent member of the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) NIH study section (2015-2021)

Kelly Karch wins a New Jersey Section American Chemical Society Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group travel award to present her poster at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference.

Ben Garcia is elected Secretary of the Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group.

Sam Wein wins a Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group travel award to present his poster at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference.

May 2015

Graduate student Amber Weiner (GCB) joins the lab, welcome!

March 2015

Ben gives an invited talk at the PITTCON conference in New Orleans, LA.

Ben Garcia gives an invited talk at the US HUPO conference in Tempe, AZ.

February 2015

The Garcia Lab is featured in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Department video describing the research performed across the department.

Anna Arnaudo successfully defends her PhD dissertation, congrats!

The Garcia Lab is interviewed about their work on using data-independent approaches for histone modification analysis (https://www.genomeweb.com/proteomics-protein-research/upenn-team-investigating-dia-mass-spec-tool-study-histone-ptms).

Johayra Simithy joins the lab as a Postdoctoral researcher.

January 2015

Michelle Gonzales-Cope successfully defends her PhD dissertation, congrats!

Kelly Karch is awarded a Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program graduate fellowship. Congrats!