We have a lot to celebrate this month in the Monaghan Lab. First, I was awarded an infrastructure grant to establish a state-of-the-art facility for molecular plant biology and signal transduction. Second, a major paper was accepted from my postdoctoral work describing a new aspect of plant immune regulation. And third, Lauren was awarded an NSERC travel grant to do mass spec work at The Sainsbury Lab this spring. This is a great opportunity for her to expand on the work she's started for her MSc degree looking at post-translational modifications of immune proteins.
Overall, it's been a great first year for us at Queen's. I've been so fortunate to work with a talented group of people who have come together to get the lab up and running. We're off to a great start and I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store.