A Winter Wonderland in BMB
The Department celebrated the season with the annual holiday party on December 13. This year’s theme was “Winter Wonderland,” and festivities a coat drive and a challenge to labs and offices across the department to create the best gingerbread and snowman creations.
The coat drive collected over 100 items of warm clothing, including 70 coats, plus hats, gloves, boots, and more. The donated clothing will be distributed by The Men and Families Center, a SOURCE community-based partner organization.
There were 11 entries to the gingerbread and snowman contest. The gingerbread contest winner was the Bailey Lab’s A Very Crispr Christmas, a gingerbread model of a bacterial cell fighting off a phage infection using Crispr. The snowman contest winner was the Jordan Lab’s snowmouse.
Check out the photos in our slideshow below!
Coat drive collection
The BMB coat drive collected over 100 items of warm clothing
Gingerbread contest winner
The gingerbread contest was won by the Bailey Lab’s gingerbread model of a bacterial cell using Crispr to fend off a bacteriophage attack modeled with gingerbread
Snowman contest winner
The winning snowman entry was the Jordan Lab’s snowmouse
Leung Lab gingerbread house
The Leung Lab made a gingerbread house from items found in labs
Kavran Lab gingerbread lightbox
The Kavran Lab created an gingerbread lightbox with candy gels
A Very Cu Christmas
The Culotta Lab’s “A Very Cu Christmas” was a winter scene inhabited by microcentrifuge tube people, complete with ice skaters spinning around a copper blue lake
Klein Lab mouse house
The Klein Lab’s gingerbread creation was a mouse house – inside the house blue and pink chocolate mice were nestled in breakfast cereal bedding
The Wang Lab (left) and Klein Lab (right) both created snowmen from items found around a lab
The Sinnis Lab and Prigge Lab both created snow-mosquitoes
Wan Lab snowman
The Wan Lab created a nearly-life sized snowman