February 25th, 2020 – Sometimes PIs need to enjoy a night out, without students, postdocs or kids!  It was great hanging out with former Goodellians (Challen lab, Baldridge lab) for Katherine King‘s visit from BCM-Houston.

February 2020 –  End-of-rotation lab lunch for Gejae! He seems a bit cold, although he did enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet!

2019 WashU Oncology Holiday Party with good company and the platinum rock legends! 


December 20th, 2019 – Lab lunch for Rachel’s last day.  Smiley will be missed…

November 1st, 2019 – Grant writing fun!  Three grants in two weeks, with lots of coffee and leftover Halloween candy!  Trying something new with this one… Senescence… Cancer… Epigenetics and… TdTomatoes 🙂

August 24th, 2019 – BBQ party at George’s house

We all had a great time, good food, good company, good dogs 🙂


Posted by Sammi on our Slack channel, she must be having a good streak lately!

Our lab pets!  Sammi with Kona (left) and Sarah with Luna (right).

March 2nd, 2018 – Our youngest lab member, Miss Daphne Souroullas, who also attends North Glendale Elementary in her free time, recently presented a poster of her work at the Kirkwood School District STEAMFest.  Her project involved analyzing what’s in her veggies using chromatography.  She also won an award and we are very proud of her!

Future directions include an investigation on the underlying epigenetic mechanisms that lead to different colors in veggies! 🙂


March 1st, 2018 –  George was really disappointed not to attend Jie-Yu’s defense, but thanks to technology, he was able to listen and also be part of the group picture!  Jie-Yu was the last graduate student from the Sharpless Lab at UNC and George’s last rotation student!  Congrats Dr. Liu! A postdoctoral position is waiting for you in St. Louis if you decide to move to the wonderful, sunny and not-at-all-cold Midwest…

December 2018 – Lab lunch to celebrate the holidays, fuel Kent with food and coffee to make it through his finals, and also an excuse to chill a little and find out about everyone’s secret talents!

First lab selfie, first lab Western blot!



Lab Life of the past… 

George’s postdoctoral life in the Sharpless Lab at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

George’s graduate life in the Goodell Lab at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  Apparently George was famous for walking his dogs, fixing things and eating pie!

Here you might also recognize fellow WashU faculty, Megan Baldridge and Grant Challen