Colleagues, a terrific opportunity in early 2021 for students and trainees. The DABE virtual preconference is designed provide information regarding extracellular vesicles in biomedical embryology. Really exciting presentations, including a presentation by Dr. Randy Schekman, 2013 Noble laureate for the discovery of regulatory mechanisms driving vesicle trafficking. More information is available at:

Congratulations to Trevor Self (VTPP PhD student) (Dr. Heaps, mentor) on his first author publication and VTPP Science in Action paper for October 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Colleen Lambo (Dr. Shannon Washburn mentor), for completing the oral defense of her PhD dissertation. More efforts are ongoing to complete the written thesis, looking forward to its successful completion and the next steps!

Congratulations to Dr Keshav Karki (Dr. Safe, PhD advisor/mentor) who has accepted a position as Scientist I Molecular Biologist at Vikor Scientific in Charleston, SC. We will miss you Keshav, but are confident you will be successful in SC! Check out the company (major interest in pathogen identification and genotyping) in particular with regard to COVID19.