Our lab is happy to teach researchers at any career stage. We take great pride in our ability to train people in one of our favorite areas of expertise- the generation and culture of 3D enteroids and colonoids (sometimes referred to as organoids). Over the past year, we have provided hands-on demonstrations, protocols, and advise to multiple laboratories in the Philadelphia area. Our most memorable "trainee" from the past year was none other than my postdoctoral advisor and mentor, Dr. Anil Rustgi from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Over the course of an afternoon, graduate student Louis Parham provided Dr. Rustgi with a hands-on tutorial and was able to discuss and obtain feedback on some of his own exciting enteroid data. In addition to the training, Dr. Rustgi took the time to meet with other Hamilton lab trainees to provide feedback and career advice. The visit concluded with a lab dinner (see photo below). Dr. Rustgi's visit got us thinking about how valuable it would be for our lab to host additional, seasoned investigators to share our expertise and receive wisdom and advice, both individually and as a team. If you are a senior researcher in (or visiting) the Philadelphia area and would like to spend a little time in the Hamilton lab, please reach out to us!
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Kate is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is the main author of this blog, where she shares updates from her research lab.