This week marks the end of the fall 2016 school term and we have to say some goodbyes. Danielle started in the lab as a summer NSERC USRA recipient and continued as a Research Mentorship student this term. During the last 7 months she has mastered site-directed mutagenesis, cloning by Gibson assembly, purification of recombinant proteins from E.coli, SDS-PAGE, and immunoblotting. Kathy helped us get organized as a volunteer in the spring, and then came back as a Research Mentorship student this term. During the last 3 months, she has mined thorugh gene expression datasets, analysed several multi-sequence alignments, and cloned genes from early land-plants. Kathy and Danielle have been assets to our budding research program and we will really miss having them as labmates. Best wishes to both of you!