ARO midwinter meeting 2014
A fun and productive time was had in gorgeous & sunny San Diego.
I took many pictures of scenic parts of the city, but managed to get almost none of the scientists. With this exception:
A blurry selfie in the “no photography” zone of the poster-session.
Amherst College Visit
I had a great time visiting Amherst College this week. Here’s a photo of me and my gracious host Joe Trapani in his lab’s fish facility.
You can learn more about Joe’s research here.
Care and Feeding of Zebrafish Babies on a Dry Diet
The gold standard for zebrafish fry food is Paramecium.
But Paramecia culture are time consuming to maintain. So, if you’re an extremely small lab (like myself), Paramecia are not a very practical option.
Ground-Shaking Noise Rocks N.F.L., and Eardrums Take Big Hit
National Football League teams are racing this season to secure the title of loudest outdoor stadium in the world, but all that noise can come with a serious cost.
Our own M. Charles Liberman quoted in an article on the front page of today’s New York Times.
Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2013, Göttingen Germany
Here are a few highlights from post-meeting evenings out in Göttingen.
Gänseliesel—the most kissed girl in the world!
Three of my favs: Albena, sushi, and dunkelweizen.
Dinner with lovely Iliana. I seem very perplexed by my fork.
(insert sad trombone)
When I was an undergrad many years ago, I played trombone with a jazz band and several orchestral groups. The idea of wearing hearing protection while playing seemed ludicrous. But knowing what I know now…
Musicians! Protect your vulnerable and valuable ears! Get high-fidelity ear plugs that decrease sound intensity but don’t distort the sound. Something like this: http://www.etymotic.com/hp/erme.html