We moved to New York University!

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In July 2021, the lab packed up our >10,000 bacteria stocks and >3,000 seed stocks in Chicago and moved across the country to our new home at NYU. We’ve been establishing our lab in the the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) building, NYU’s recently-renovated science facility located near Washington Square.

Our new home, CGSB at NYU
photo taken from ennead

We are enjoying getting to know our new colleagues. The Purugganan lab kindly showed us around the NY Botanical Gardens.

Field trip to the research center at the NY Botanical Gardens
Found the garden “waterfall”

We’ve also been working hard to get our new facilities up and running, including our new growth chambers.

Post-Doc Andy Gloss’s Arabidopsis plants enjoying the new facility.
Testing high throughput methods in the new chambers.

Of course, the move wasn’t complete until we found a nearby pub to celebrate publications (…or lament a failed PCR…) and we saw a local baseball game!

Post-doc Hanna Maerkle, enjoying a happy hour “Fry-day” at the pub across the street from our lab
Andy, Manmeet, and Hanna enjoying the Yankees game after work

We look forward to our upcoming research projects at NYU. Please email if you’re interested in learning more!


Congratulations to Joy, our own newly elected member of the National Academy!

We are so thrilled to congratulate Joy on this seminal accomplishment! The good news was celebrated by the lab and the department at large, and covered in a UChicago news article.

The lab joins the department in celebrating Joy’s election

Joy with Mercedes Pascual, Tim Morton, and Grey Dwyer

Dr. Martin Kreitman toasting Joy’s success

Joy absolutely nailing the traditional cork shoot