The Jenkins lab wishes a fond farewell to three students this summer. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It was a pleasure having all three of you in the lab and we wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.

Amanda Gregolynskyj came to the lab as a 2018 summer student through the NURO program at Michigan from the land of scorching heat and cacti, Arizona. She worked with Julie on the role of zDHHC-mediated palmitoylation on neuronal ankyrin localization and function. She presented her work as a talk and poster at the NURO summer symposium and did an excellent job!

Randy Strassburg, Matt Gologorsky, and Shruti Arora were some of the earliest undergraduates to work in the Jenkins lab. They both played instrumental roles in getting the lab up and running and put in countless hours on their projects while working hard in class and working other jobs. Both Matt and Shruti graduated with honors based on their Honors thesis work performed in the lab. We are very proud of their work! Matt is headed off to Stanford to work as a technician in the lab of Dr. Michael Howitt. Shruti was awarded the 2018 Bonderman Fellowship which awards LSA seniors funds to travel the globe and explore! Randy is looking for a job using his engineering degree to do coding or some other thing I don’t understand. We look forward to seeing great things from Randy, Matt, and Shruti!

It’s hard to imagine the lab without these great lab members, but we are very excited to see what their future holds. Best of luck to all four of you and please keep in touch!