The past year has been somewhat of a whirlwind for me. I remember my induction at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. I remember meeting Daniel Hesselson and his lab group, claiming my desk, and feeling slightly overwhelmed. I remember being shown around the Biological Testing Facilities (BTF), struggling to catch my first zebrafish, and feeling at peace the first time I saw their developing embryos. I remember meeting the BTF team, and being shown an empty room that was full of potential and eager optimism.
Throughout the year we have welcomed many new faces. Fonti, who is conducting her PhD, Takuji and Harry, our two interns, and Marissa, who we were lucky to have helping us over the past summer. We have also been blessed to meet and work with the staff at The Garvan Institute. A special thank you to BTF members Jennifer Brand and Michael Pickering, and engineers Mark Irons and Myall Quint, to whom our laboratory would not have been completed without – your contributions and continuous support were deeply appreciated.
Finally, I wanted to say thank you to everyone at I-DEEL, for welcoming me into your group and giving me this opportunity. I’m going to miss being a part of the team! I wish all of you the best of luck with your future endeavours.
While my time working at The Garvan Institute has come to an end, my contributions to I-DEEL are not yet over. From here, I am going to write and publish a paper detailing our novel approach to rapidly quantifying adult zebrafish personality – so stay tuned for more!