The goal of the Lomvardas Lab's research is to understand the molecular mechanisms that give rise to the incredible diversity of cell types that characterize the mammalian nervous system. By studying the olfactory system and the biomolecular mechanisms that regulate olfactory receptor gene choice, we hope to better understand not just the processes that allow us to smell on a molecular level, but the incredible neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the brain more generally. By studying gene regulation, our lab's research could have profound implications throughout the entire nervous system. By understanding how genes are organized, clustered, and activated, we hope to uncover not just how the brain works—but why it sometimes doesn't.
Dr Marianna Zazhytska is an inspirational scientist, locally famous for the splendid winter fondues she learned to make during her training in Swit
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Slide 1: Group gathering behind a decorated table with fondue pots and woodland decorations
Slide 2: Marianna and Joan, party planning extraordinaires, try their mulled wine and mixed cocktails. Cheers!
Slide 3: Thank you, Marianna and Alexa, for collecting these found objects in nature and making beautiful decorations!
Slide 4: Isabella introduces Miao to cheese fondue.
Slide 5: This beautiful handmade spread was a team effort by the lab!
Slide 6: The lab enjoying each other's company and saying goodbye to 2023.
Slide 7: Ikal enjoying some holiday treats.
Slide 8: drinks, food, friends
Enjoying fondue and mulled wine in our own winter wonderland!