News

May 12, 2017 

Mercedes walked in the Graduate School of New Brunswick's graduation celebration and was hooded by Kim! It was a great celebration! The Genetics department also held their graduation celebration today as well. NikunjAnna Maria and Laura were all recognised there for their hard work. Way to go McKim lab graduates!! 

April 28, 2017 

Nikunj has been awared two prestigious awards, the Duncan and Nancy Macmillan Award for Research Excellence and the Henry Rutgers Award! Way to go Nikunj! 

April 5, 2017

It has  been an eventful few weeks around the McKim lab. Three of our undergraduates Nikunj, Anna Maria and Laura all defended their honors thesis. And true to McKim lab style we had celebration for each!   

March 22, 2017

Mercedes defended her Ph.D. thesis today and she passed!! Now we will have to call her Dr. Gyuricza! 

November 29, 2016

Our paper on the role of KLP61F in chromosome and spindle symmetry in oocytes was accepted for publication in Genetics! Great job Sarah, Allysa, and Kim!

October 31, 2016

Our video techniques article on preparing Drosophila oocytes for imaging was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. Check out the video and see Sarah in action!

October 26, 2016

Our review on the role of chromosomes during spindle assembly in oocytes has been accepted at Chromosoma! Congrats to Sarah and Kim.

July 11, 2016

Congratulations to Mercedes, Katie, Vandana, Eric, and Kim! Their paper on the role of cohesins in synaptonemal complex assembly is out in Current Biology.

June 25-July 1, 2016

Mercedes co-organized the Gordon Research Seminar on Meiosis, while Lin-Ing gave a talk on her work. Kim gave a talk at the Gordon Research Conference. Great job everyone!

June 25-29, 2016

Sarah presented a poster at the EMBO Workshop on Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy in Galway, Ireland. Way to go!

April 29, 2016

Dan, Aashka, Anna Maria, Vandana, Nikunj, Niki, and Rebecca all presented posters at the annual Aresty Symposium for Undergraduate Research. Great job!

April 7, 2016

Dan defended his Honors Thesis today - he passed! Red Velvet Cake and champagne for celebration!

April 5, 2016

Honors Day for Genetics majors, and Aashka gave a fantastic talk about her research on centromere dynamics in oocytes.

March 29, 2016

Aashka defended her Honors Thesis today - successfully! We had Chocolate Almond Cake and champagne to celebrate!

February 2, 2016

We had a Going Away Party for Runi today. She couldn't put off leaving us behind any longer and is off to Mike Lampson's and Ben Black's labs at the University of Pennsylvania for a postdoc. Good luck, Runi!

December 12-16, 2015

Sarah and Aashka traveled all the way to San Diego for the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting. Sarah presented a Microsymposium talk and Aashka presented a poster, plus they got to go to La Jolla to see the seals on the beach - successful meeting!

December 14, 2015

Our collaborative paper with Hiro Ohkura and Gohta Goshima's labs on the microtubule stability promoting factor Sentin is out in the Journal of Cell Biology. Congratulations Rachel, Sarah, and Kim!

November 17, 2015

Runi defended her Ph.D. Thesis - she PASSED! The lab threw a party in her honor with champagne, delicious food from Mamoun's, and cake. Lots of her friends were in attendance and her sister came all the way from India for the big day. Great job, Runi!!

November 12, 2015

Our paper on the synthetic lethal screen and central spindle was accepted to Genetics! Congrats to Runi, Shital, Benji, Dan P., Dan D., Anna Maria, Jeff, Rachel, Niki, and Kim. Way to go!

October 23-24, 2015

Kim attended the Northeast Regional Chromosome Pairing Meeting in Boston, where he got to talk science, and, more importantly, reunite with past graduate student Eric Joyce!

October 16, 2015

Our paper on the multiple roles of kinetochores in Drosophila oocytes is out in PLoS Genetics. Congrats to Sarah, Tran, and Kim!

September 10, 2015

At the annual Waksman retreat, Sarah gave a talk and Runi, Mercedes, Lin-Ing, and Aashka presented posters. Mercedes won the Waksman Retreat Travel Award!

August 11, 2015

Aashka presented her poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session. Great job!

August 3, 2015

Lin-Ing defended her proposal to her committee - she's a real Ph.D. candidate now!

July 10, 2015

Rachel left us today for bigger and better things as a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We wished her on her way with an awesome barbeque and good times were had by all. Especially by those of us who went to see Cake at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park afterward!

July 7, 2015

Annual field trip time again - this time to the beach. Or is it "the shore"? We hit Point Pleasant Beach and the fun was only slightly "dampened" when it POURED. We still managed to swim, build mammoth sand structures, play mini golf, and no one got sun burned!

May 15, 2015

Our annual pilgrimage to the St George Greek Festival - delicious!

April 24, 2015

Today Rachel, Dan, Vandana, Anna Maria, Niki, and Nikunj all presented posters at the annual Aresty Undergraduate Reseach Symposium. McKim lab takeover!

April 7, 2015

Rachel presented her 3 years of research in one 15 minute talk at the Department of Genetics Honors Day. We're so proud of her, and so are they: she won the Macmillan prize for Best Written Thesis and the Henry Rutgers award!

March 30, 2015

Rachel successfully defended her Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Genetics. Break out the champagne (and cake!)

March 27, 2015

Mercedes gave a talk at the JMBGSA Symposium, blowing the crowd away with talk of cohesins and SC assembly. Fantastic!

March 4-8, 2015

Kim, Sarah, Runi, Mercedes, and Lin-Ing attended the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago, IL.

December 6-10, 2014

Sarah presented an ePoster and Runi, Lin-ing, and Rachel all presented (non-e-)posters at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting in Philadelphia.

September 10, 2014

Mercedes gave a talk at the annual Waksman Retreat, and Sarah, Runi, and Rachel all presented posters. Way to go!

August 8, 2014

June 25, 2014

We celebrated Victoria's last day with a barbeque in her honor. We are sad to see her go, but know she is on to great things next year in Genetic Counseling School at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

June 1-6, 2014

Kim, Sarah, Runi, and Mercedes attended Gordon Research Conference on Meiosis in New Hampshire this week.

May 14, 2014

Allysa's last day was today! We had a picnic for her and wished her well for next year in Genetic Counseling School at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

April 25, 2014

Allysa, Victoria, and Dan all presented a poster on their research at the annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Center. Victoria brought home an award of an Honorable Mention in STEM poster!

April 9, 2014

Allysa and Victoria presented their Honors Thesis talks to the Genetics Department faculty today at the annual Honors Day. They both gave great talks and Allysa even secured an award for her presentation in the first half of the program.

March 26-30, 2014

Kim, Runi, and Mercedes attended the annual Drosophila Research Conference (Fly Meeting) in San Diego, CA.

August 9, 2012

Rachel presented her poster entitled "Role of Spindle Pole Proteins in Meiotic Spindle Organization in Drosophila females" at the Aresty Summer Science Program Poster Session.

August 2, 2012

Our annual lab summer field trip took us to the Lehigh River for an awesome rafting trip!

July 27, 2012

Today we bid farewell to Katie with a party in the Waksman courtyard. Katie is leaving us for a year in Israel followed by graduate school at Mt. Sinai. Good luck, Katie!

June 27, 2012

We went to Roosevelt Park for their Plays in the Park series. This year we saw "My Fair Lady"!

June 15, 2012

We celebrated Sanese's last day with another party in the courtyard. Sanese won't be far away, though, because she has a job at UMDNJ in Martha Soto's lab. Congrats, Sanese!

May 25, 2012

Today James departed for bigger and better things. We threw an awesome going away party in the Waksman courtyard complete with grilled food, sides, drinks, and desserts. We'll miss you, James!

April 20, 2012

At the annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium, SEVEN McKim lab undergrads (Tran, Anna, Katie, James, Victoria, Dan, and Allysa) presented posters! Way to go!

On the same day, Runi presented her poster at the JMB graduate student symposium and won the award for best poster (that's a CASH prize, folks!)

April 18, 2012

Several McKim lab researchers presented their work at the HGINJ Research Day, and Katie and Runi walked away with an award for Best Posters from a new HGINJ member's lab (MONEY!!)

April 6, 2012

Today Sanese successfully defended her Master's Thesis in front of her committee. We celebrated with champagne and chocolate cake as only befits such an occasion. We're proud of you, Sanese!

April 3, 2012

James and Katie presented their research at the Department of Genetics Honors Day Symposium. Both were awarded departmental Honors, and Katie was awarded the Duncan and Nancy Macmillan Award for Research Excellence.

March 11, 2012

Katie brought home a MAJOR award: She won FIRST PRIZE in the undergraduate division of the poster competition at the Drosophila Conference in Chicago! Way to go, Katie!