Weekly Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue 51


Let's stay connected...
Over a year into the pandemic, life has still not returned to normal. Nevertheless, we can take a “virtual spring break”, by imagining future trips to warmer climes, watching a dated teen beach movie, or planting some seeds in anticipation of a summer garden. Stay masked, socially distanced and vigilant, and check https://www.vaccines.nh.gov orhttps://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine frequently for your spring/summer date to vaccinate!


Marnie's seeds are sprouting.







Wednesday and Thursday 4 pm
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 946 7851 1368  Passcode: MCBRIP
3/24 Sweta Shrestha (Ackerman lab), Brae Bigge (Avasthi lab)
Monday 4pm
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 999 7029 6380 Passcode: 462819
3/22 Ronnie Zipkin (Moen lab), Iben Ricket (Brown lab),
        Catherine Pollack (Gilbert-Diamond,Onega lab)

The Yeh Lab is ecstatic and proud to announce that our MSB alumna, Laurie Delatour, has matched to her first-choice pediatric residency program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Laurie joined the combined MD/PhD at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in 2012, earned the PhD degree in Program and Experimental Molecular Medicine two years ago, and will receive the MD degree at the end of this academic year. Laurie’s doctorate dissertation “Radial Migration and Pyramidal Form and Function in the Somatosensory Cortex of a Mouse Model of FASD”, produced an insightful prospective article and two full-length papers in Cerebral Cortex that are considered seminal and important in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The Yeh Lab looks forward to hearing great things from Laurie as she embarks on her career as a physician-scientist. Congratulations, Laurie!!!

Guarini News

Guarini Investiture 2021
Details on our decision, and an invitation to students from the graduating class to contribute ideas for the virtual event, can be found here.Mark your calendars for Graduate Appreciation Week – April 5-10, 2021  
Send your events to Kerry Landers

GSC 3-Minute Thesis Contest: April 8 
Submissions for the 3-Minute Thesis Presentation are now open -- 
The Annual Graduate Student Council invites you to enter to present your thesis in three minutes or under – no slides; just the why, what, and how! This event will take place virtually and is open to Guarini graduate students. Details.

Faculty Mentoring Award — Nominations Due April 8
The Faculty Mentoring Award will be awarded annually to a member of the Dartmouth faculty who exemplifies a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of graduate students. Successful recipients may have contributed to graduate student development by advising graduate level research and promoting successful transition from the graduate studies to post-doctoral work, faculty positions, or other employment. 

Diversity Award — Nominations Due April 5
The nomination period for the Guarini Diversity Award is now open. Do you know a student or students who have made significant, positive contributions to areas of diversity, inclusion, and /or equality in the Guarini community? Departments, individual faculty members or administrators, and graduate students are eligible to propose a recipient in the form of a letter of nomination for an award with a $1,000 cash prize. The deadline for submission is April 5Details here.

The Graduate Diversity Fellowship aims to provide graduate students with the opportunity to work in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Recruiting, Diversity and Communications to help fulfill the Guarini School commitment to building a supportive and inclusive community where diverse students are supported in their professional, social, and intellectual goals and pursuits. Graduate Diversity Fellows will have the opportunity to participate and contribute to recruitment and retention efforts in collaboration with the GSC (graduate student council) other graduate students and the Assistant Dean.
Please review the full description here and submit all materials directly to Jane Seibel

Picture a Scientist Free Panel — March 24
Jane Quigley and Cindy Rosalbo are inviting everyone to participate in a free panel discussion about the documentary film, Picture a Scientist, on Wednesday March 24. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American; this free event is sponsored by Scientific American, ProQuest, and ro*co films.

Challenge Yourself, Help Crush Cancer!

Join the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center during the Crush Cancer and Your Trainer event, March 21-27, 2021. Participate in donation-based fitness classes hosted virtually by your favorite trainers, instructors, studios and gyms. Or, donate to your favorite personal trainer to have them perform the workout of your choosing. Proceeds go to fund research and patient & family support services at NCCC.
Check out the full line up of classes and sign up today at CrushCancerTYT.org.


Catch the Full Worm Moon!

March’s full Worm Moon arrives on Sunday, March 28! Here’s all you need to know about the full Worm Moon—including why it has such an odd name.

What To Listen To

Beach Boys - Surfin USA

What To Watch

The 10 Best Spring Break Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now

How to Thin Out Crowded Seedlings



Simple Spring Science and STEAM Activities

These spring science and STEAM activities will make learning fun this spring! From simple science experiments to STEAM investigations, these spring themed science activities are sure to be a hit with your kids. They will have a blast exploring science this spring!



Best-Ever Macaroons
From delish

For plain macaroons
Cooking spray
3 large egg whites
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
5 c. sweetened shredded coconut
For chocolate macaroons
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips, melted, divided
1 tbsp. coconut oil


To make plain macaroons

  1. Preheat oven 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and salt until the mixture is light and foamy. Fold in shredded coconut.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop evenly sized mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, then let cool completely on baking sheets.
  4. To dip in chocolate: In a medium bowl, melt together 1 tablespoon coconut oil with 1 cup chocolate chips. Dip bottoms of cooled macaroons in chocolate mixture, then drizzle tops with remaining mixture.

To make chocolate macaroons

  1. Preheat oven 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and salt until the mixture is light and foamy. Fold in cocoa, one-third the melted chocolate, and shredded coconut until evenly combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop evenly sized mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, then let cool completely on baking sheets.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining melted. chocolate and oil until smooth. Dip the bottoms of cooled macaroons in chocolate mixture, then drizzle the tops with remaining mixture.


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