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February 2020: Joanna, Nancy, and Sujit demonstrated what happens when you work side-by-side with someone for too long... you start to dress the same (again)!


February 2020: The lab went out to get all-you-can-eat sushi. And of course, because we are competitive, we turned it into a contest... with Jean-François winning after consuming a whopping 120 pieces of sashimi, sushi, and gyoza combined. Friend of the lab Evan came in second place with 118 pieces, and Chris came in third with a more reasonable-but still very impressive-70 pieces. Condolences to all of their digestive tracts...


February 2020: Galen and Chris demonstrated what happens when you work side-by-side with someone for too long... you start to dress the same (again)!


January 2020: Galen and Jean-François demonstrated what happens when you work side-by-side with someone for too long... you start to dress the same!


January 2020: We kicked off the new year, and the new decade, with good food and drinks at Nomad pizza, good company, and most importantly--white elephant gifts! Super pumped for the year ahead.


December 2019: We kicked off the holiday season and one semester almost in the books with a lab lunch at Rockefeller College!


December 2019: Galen and Jenna got into the holiday spirit with matching sweaters!


October 2019: With a heavy heart we said goodbye to Nadine, who visited the lab from Germany again. Nadine worked with Daniel on motility of bacteria under stress. You will be missed!


Made by Chris Browne for the 2019 CBE Department Bierabend--if this isn't the most frightening thing you see this Halloween, don't know what is...


October 2019: We hosted Professor Sibani Lisa Biswal from Rice University and took her out to dinner at--where else--Nomad Pizza! Thanks for a great visit!


September 2019: We kicked off the new semester with a lab lunch at Rockefeller College--but unsurprisingly forgot to take a picture of ourselves because we were too busy stuffing our faces...




August 2019: Lab retreat was a resounding success! We had a great weekend in Atlantic City enjoying the beach, eating delicious food, and talking science!


August 2019: With a heavy heart we said goodbye to Felix, who visited the lab from Germany this summer. Felix worked on not one but two projects and made significant accomplishments to each. You will be missed!


July 2019: Painting and wine night--getting in touch with our artsy side!


July 2019: We tried to take another group jumping picture--and spectacularly failed. But at least we got some exercise!



June 2019: We kicked off the summer with another barbecue! We had delicious food and unsurprisingly got REALLY into our boardgames.


June 2019: Welcome new friends! This week, we welcomed three new members to the lab: Felix Kratz, a visiting student from Germany, Jean-François Louf, a postdoc from France, and Kim Lu, who just completed her first year as an undergraduate at Princeton!


June 2019: With a heavy heart we said bye for the last time to Jeremy, the very first postdoc to have ever joined the group back in October 2017. He now moves on to a faculty position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas!


June 2019: It was bittersweet, but we celebrated Emily and Rhea graduating and leaving the lab for greener pastures. Emily is going on to graduate school at Caltech and Rhea is going on to graduate school at UVa. Keep making us proud!


May 2019: We celebrated the end of the semester with a lab lunch at Rockefeller College. This summer's going to be great!


May 2019: It was bittersweet, but we had a dinner with lots of delicious Ethiopian food to say goodbye to the very first postdoc to have ever joined the group, Jeremy! He now moves on to a faculty position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We're super proud!


May 2019: We hosted Professor Mike Solomon from the University of Michigan and took him out to dinner at--where else--Nomad Pizza! Thanks for a great visit!


March 2019: We hosted Professor Jim Grotberg from the University of Michigan and went to our usual spot, Nomad Pizza. Thanks for the stimulating discussions!


March 2019: We did a LabEscape escape room at the APS March Meeting in Boston! And then we stuffed our faces with so much delicious food at Publico in South Boston!


Fall 2018 holiday party: Delicious food, white elephant gift exchange, and board games to celebrate another year in the books!


We had a lab lunch at Rockefeller College. Beautiful architecture and delicious food!


Made by Daniel Amchin for the 2018 CBE Department Bierabend--the lab on a typical day...


We hosted Professor Tom Mason from UCLA. Thanks for the stimulating discussions!


In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we decided to surprise our postdocs at group meeting with cake and a cheesy slideshow celebrating them!



A bunch of us went to see stand up comedy (front row tickets!) featuring Jon Stewart, Mike Birbiglia, Ronny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr, John Hodgman, and Jean Grae!


What better way to celebrate the end of a productive and fun summer than all you can eat sushi?



We took a highlights tour of the Princeton Art Museum. What a stunning collection!


We have a weekly journal club where we survey the literature relevant to our work. And ours is the hippest journal club around: we even have a theme song, thanks to in-house musician Shalaka Madge! Lyrics: "This is DJ Hyrdo and MC Porous comin' at you... It's j-j-j-j-j-Journal Time!"


In our lab we work hard, but we also play (board games) hard!



Happy 4th of July!


We had another lab barbecue to kick off Summer 2018, again with tons of delicious food and great company! Our lab gets super competitive at board games; here we are pictured during an intense game of Codenames.


We had such a fun Spring 2018 lab barbecue, with delicious food and great company! Here we are pictured (minus Rhea and Squid) posing completely naturally.


We hosted Professor Alberto Fernandez-Nieves from Georgia Tech, but had so much fun conversing over dinner at Nomad pizza that we forgot to take a picture. Hence the stock photo!


What better way to welcome our new postdoc Maziar to the group than with tacos?


When in LA... get tacos! We celebrated a successful March Meeting of the American Physical Society with our friend Antonia Statt (Panagiotopoulos group, Princeton) and a special guest, Sachiko Datta.


When in LA... get Korean BBQ! We kicked off the March Meeting of the American Physical Society with our new friend Antonia Statt (Panagiotopoulos group, Princeton) and our old friend Asher Preska Steinberg (Ismagilov group, Caltech).


We hosted Professor Xiang Cheng from the University of Minnesota. Thanks for the stimulating discussions!


Squid hard at work! (Jeremy too.)


January 2018 group dinner at Nomad pizza!


Fall 2017 holiday card, made by Nancy Lu!


Fall 2017 holiday party: delicious food and white elephant gift exchange!


Fall 2017 holiday party: Rhea got really into her Rice Krispies Treats...


Made by Nancy Lu for the 2017 CBE Department Bierabend.


Fall 2017 beginning of the semester dinner: Nancy Lu made creme brulee, complete with a blowtorch for caramelization! Video not displaying correctly? Watch it here.

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