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Sept. 2020. Our work on planarian regeneration is featured by 2020 ScienceNews 10: Scientists to Watch. (link)

Jul. 2020. Stanford News highlights our paper in PLOS Computational Biology, which develops a new method to predict unprecedent extreme events in ecological fluctuations. (link)

Mar. 2020. Our work on neural packing in the planarian brain is published in Nature Physics and highlighted in Stanford News. (link)

Oct. 2019. Our work on mechanically resolved expansion microscopy is published in PLOS Biology and highlighted in Stanford News. (link)

Jun. 2019. Our work on schistosomes is featured in Stanford Medicine Magazine. (link)


Apr. 2019. Nelson Hall's project on planarian transgenics is highlighted in Stanford News. (link)

Dec. 2018. Our work on parasite stem cells is highlighted in Stanford Engineering Magazine. (link)

Oct. 2018. Check out the KQED video on planarian regeneration that Nelson Hall and Dania Nanes Sarfati helped to produce. This has got more than a million views! (video & story) (NPR link) (youtube link)

Feb. 2016. The lab is open for business, and Alec Tarashansky becomes the first PhD student of the lab!

Oct. 2013. Our research was featured on NIH director’s blog. (link)

Aug. 2013. Our image of a developing schistosome larva inside the muscular tentacle of its snail host was selected as one of the winners of the second annual BioArt competition by American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The image was featured in an exhibit on the National Institutes of Health main campus, also displayed at Washington Dulles International Airport’s Gateway Gallery from June through November 2014. (link)

Awards & conference talks of group members

Jan. 2021. Dania Nanes Sarfati spoke at the SICB 2021 virtual annual meeting on regeneration of symbiotic acoels. (abstract)

Dec. 2020. Chew Chai and Alec Tarashansky spoke at the ASCB/EMBO Cell Bio Virtual 2020 meeting. (Chew's abstract | Alec's abstract)

Oct. 2020. Margarita Khariton is named a Siebel Scholar. (link)

May 2020. Yuhang Fan is awarded with a Bio-X Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) and Dania Nanes Sarfati receives a Bio-X Bowes Graduate Student Fellowship.

Jan. 2020. Nelson Hall spoke at the conference, "Circular DNA in normal development and disease", at Berlin Institute of Health, Germany. (agenda)

Aug. 2019. Livia Wyss is awarded with a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and selected to be a trainee of the NIH Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program.

May 2019. Jesse Gibson is awarded with a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF).

Apr. 2019. Pengyang Li spoke at the 2019 Molecular Helminthology Conference, San Antonio. (program)

Mar. 2019. Sam Bray spoke at the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston. (abstract)

Oct. 2018. Pengyang Li is named a Bioengineering Agilent Fellow.

Aug. 2018. Margarita Khariton spoke at the 6th NextGen Stem Cell Conference, West Hartford.

Jul. 2018. Alec Tarashansky spoke at the 2018 International Planarian Meeting, Madison.

Jun. 2018. Youngbin Lim spoke at the 2018 q-bio Conference, Houston. (program)

May 2018. Alec Tarashansky receives the Bio-X Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (Bio-X SIGF), in addition to his Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF). (link)

Mar. 2018. Alec Tarashansky and Sam Bray spoke at the 2018 American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles.

Oct. 2017. Pengyang Li spoke at the 4th North American Planarian Meeting, Woods Hole. (program)

Sept. 2017. Sam Bray is selected to be a trainee of the NIH Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program.

May 2017. Margarita Khariton receives the Bio-X Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (Bio-X SIGF). This award is one of the greatest honors Stanford gives to a doctoral student pursuing interdisciplinary research. (link)

Mar. 2017. Nelson Hall and Chew Chai receive the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Chew Chai is also awarded with a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF), one of the most prestigious university-wide fellowships.

Dec. 2016. Youngbin Lim is awarded with the Stanford School of Medicine Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship.