Lab Happenings

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25 January 2019, Going away cake for Patpicha Arunsan (Royal Golden Jubilee Scholar from Khon Kaen University, Thailand) after a successful year carrying out research on her doctoral thesis studies, and publication of her novel, transformative findings on genome editing in the carcinogenic liver fluke. Link to paper, Brindley Lab, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Left to Right:Victoria Mann, Mathilde Knight, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Patpicha Arunsan (aka Jean), Shannon Speight

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22 January 2019, Team discussion on NCI sponsored research project on liver fluke infection induced liver cancer, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Left to Right:Wuttipong Phumrattanaprapin, Sujittra Chaiyadet, Thewarach Laha, Alex Lucas, Michael Smout

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22 January 2019, A drink after work on NCI sponsored project on liver fluke infection induced liver cancer, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Left to Right:Alex Lucas, Thewarach Laha, Paul Brindley, Michael Smout, Berm’s front yard.

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19 February 2018, Paul Brindley at Mekong Health Research Institute, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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Paul Brindley, Visiting Overseass Professors, Mekong Health Research Institute, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Front Row: Wunchana Seubwai, Pewpan Jntapan Maleewong, Paul Brindley, Wanchai Maleewong
Second Row: Patcharaporn Tippaywat, Nuttanan Hongsrichan, Sakawrat Kanthawong, Arporn Wongwiwatsin, Oranuch Chuchuen, Lakkhana Sadaow, Dr. Chalerchai Somboonpatarakun

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Drs. Blair and Brindley, Visiting Overseass Professors, Mekong Health Research Institute, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Wanchai Maleewong, Paul Brindley, Rutchanee Rodpai, Oranuch Sanpool, David Blair, Pewpan Jntapan Maleewong

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Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, Royal Golden Jubilee Scholar and MD/PhD candidate from Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Prissadee is undertaking the overseas component of his doctoral dissertation research in our laboratory at GW, focused on interactions among Helicobacter pylori, the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini and infection inducted bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma.

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Pannathee Prangtaworn, Royal Golden Jubilee Scholar and PhD candidate from Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital, Department of Parasitology, Bangkok, Thailand. Pannathee is carrying out the overseas component of her dissertation research in our laboratory at GW, focused on genome editing in schistosomes and liver flukes.

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4 August 2017 Welcome to Sophia Beliaeva, visiting scholar, Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk Russia! Shannon Karinshak, Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, Sophia Beliaeva, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Victoria Mann 

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9 June 2017 Welcome dinner for Paul Brindley, visiting professor, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Assoc.Prof. Anchalee Tungtrongchitr (Head of Department of Parasitology,Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University), PhD candidate Pannathee Prangtawan, Assist. Prof. , Assist.Prof. Nitat Sookrung (Mahidol University),  Prof. Wanpen Chaicumpa (Distinguished Professor, Mahidol University)

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May 25, 2017. Lab Celebration for Brandon and Katie for receiving their Master’s degrees. Matty Knight, Hong You, Katie Pendo, Victoria Mann, Shannon Karinshak, Andrew Wilson, Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, Paul Brindley and Michael Smith

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May 25, 2017. Lab Celebration for Brandon and Katie for receiving their Master’s degrees. Hong You, Katie Pendo, Victoria Mann, Shannon Karinshak, Andrew Wilson, Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, Brandon Haugen.

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May 2017. Lab Celebration for Brandon and Katie for receiving their Master’s degrees. Shannon Karinshak, Andrew Wilson,  Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, and Brandon Haugen

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April-May 2017. Dr Hong You from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland Australia with Dr. Wannaporn Ittiprasert.

 

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April 2017. Dr. Thomas Quack and Shannon Karinshak working with cells. Dr. Thomas Quack was visiting the lab from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen BFS, Institute for Parasitology, Giessen Germany.

 

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March 2017. Lab outing. Katie Pendo, Shannon Karinshak, Apisit Chaidee, Victoria Mann, Prissadee Thanaphongdecha, and Paul Brindley

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March 2017. Going away party for Apisit Chaidee at Stoney’s on L. Paul Brindley, Apisit Chaidee, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Shannon Karinshak, Victoria Mann, Katie Pendo and Prissadee Thanaphongdecha

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March 2017.  Dr. Mic Smout and Dr. Wannaporn Ittiprasert discussing research.  Dr. Smout visited the lab in March from James Cook University, Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases, Cairns, Queensland Australia

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08-10 March 2017.  Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative, Perpignan France. Technical conference at the L'Université de Perpignan Via Domita, expertly organized and graciously hosted by Professor Christoph Grunau, focused on genetic manipulation of the sporocysts stages of the human schistosome, Schistosoma mansoni, the intermediate host snails, including surgical transfer of parasites from infected to uninfected snails. Left to right, David Duval, Gabriel Mouahid, Victoria Mann, Helen Mone, Anne Rognon, Shannon Karinshak, Christoph Grunau, Thomas Quack, Patrick Driguez, Kate Rawlinson, Ronaldo Augusto, Kathy Geyer and George Wendt

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FUGI Meeting, Hydra, Greece, 04 September 2016.

FUGI team members including external advisory board: Left to right, Zhigang Lu, Christoph Grevelding, Gabriel Rinaldi, Klaus Brehm, Karl Hoffmann, Matt Berriman  Thomas Quack, James Collins, James ‘Sparky’ Lok, Paul Brindley, Kosuke Yusa, Christopher Bayne, Kathy Geyer, Christoph Grunau

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August 2016: Farewell party for Anna Ralchenko (Summer intern and medical student, Temple University, Philadelphia).

Sergey Iordanskiy, Matty Knight, Tina Cochran, Kelly Unekis, Laura Venner, Shannon Karinshak, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Apisit Chaidee and Anna Ralchenko

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Dr. Irina Saltykova’s, Fulbright Scholar, going away event, RiRa Bar, Georgetown, 26 May 2016

Sergey Iordanskiy, Matty Knight, Wannaporn Ittiprsert, Katie Pendo, Tina Cochran, Paul Brindley, Victoria Mann, Apisit Chaidee, and Irina Saltykova

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Sergey Iordanskiy, James Lok, Honggwong Shao, University of

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Collaborative investigation to deliver transgenes into germ lines of parasitic nematodes: Brindley - Lok labs. 17 May 2016

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Sirikajorn Tangkawattana, Thewarach Laha, Paul Brindley, Banchob Sripa Collaborative research on liver fluke infection-induced bile duct cancer April 2016, Khon Kaen, Thailand. 

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Matty Knight and Tina Cochran hanging a poster at George Washington University’s Research Days. March 2016

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James Collins, Matt Berriman, Gabriel Rinaldi, Cecilia Goldaracena, Klaus Brehm, Christoph Grevelding, Christoph Grunau, Paul Brindley and Karl Hoffmann at the FUGI (Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative) meeting, Cardiff, Wales. January 2016

 

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Gabriel Rinaldi, Karl Hoffmann, James Collins, Christoph Grevelding, Matt Berriman, Klaus Brehm and Paul Brindley at the FUGI (Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative) meeting, Cardiff, Wales. January 2016

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28 October 2015, 64nd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Philadelphia PA; Poster session, Paul Brindley, Danielle Skinner (UCSF), Matty Knight, Tina Cochran.

 

lab members giving presentations

28 October 2015, 64nd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Philadelphia PA; Poster session, Danielle Skinner (UCSF), Tina Cochran, Timothy Yoshino (Univ Wisconsin, Madison).

 

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Prof. Christoph Grevelding (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany) (centre), Dr. Gabriel Rinaldi (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK) (right) and Paul Brindley at the  International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

 

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Dr. Colette Dissous (Institut Pasteur de Lille, University Lille Nord de France, Lille Cedex, France), Dr. Paul Brindley,  Dr. Marion Morel (Institut Pasteur de Lille, University Lille Nord de France, Lille Cedex, France) Prof. Christoph Grevelding (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany)  at the  International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

 

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Victoria Mann and Gabriel Rinaldi, poster session at International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

 

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Prof. Klaus Brehm (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Paul Brindley, International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

 

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Cecilia Goldaracena and Gabriel Rinaldi, poster session at International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

 

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Gabriel Rinaldi and Paul Brindley, poster session at International Symposium of Flatworm Biology 3-6 August 2015, Oxford University, England

Gabriel presented a poster entitled Epigenetic control of endogenous and exogenous (retro) transposable elements in Schistosoma mansoni

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Matty Knight at the 315th Omics Conference, Valencia Spain, 4-6th August 2015

 

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Celebratory lab lunch July 2015 Paul Brindley, Victoria Mann, Shannon Karinshak, Tina Cochran and Kelly Unekis

 

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Dr. Matty Knight visits Dr. Gabriel Rinaldi at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Genome Campus in Hinxton, England, UK where she gave a presentation entitled 'Stress and susceptibility of the snail host Biomphalaria glabrata to Schistosoma mansoni', 28 July 2015

 

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Sydney Roussel, visiting student July 2015

 

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Gabriel Rinaldi, Victoria Mann, Christina Cochran and Barbara Moguel working, November 2014

 

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Paul Brindley and Pepe Tort working the bench

Visiting scientist Dr. Jose Tort,  February 2015

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Gabriel Rinaldi conferring with Dr. Pepe Tort

Dr. Jose F. Tort visiting the Brindley lab February 2015 from Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República (UDELAR), Gral. Flores 2125, CP 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay

 

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Brandon Haugen, Matty Knight, Paul Brindley, Meredith Brindley, Victoria Mann, Gabriel Rinaldi, Hongbin Yan, Christina Cochran, Alessandra daSilva Orfano (NIH), Rafael Pimenta

BrindleyLab Holiday celebration December 2014

Danielle E. Skinner was awarded her PhD in January 2014 defending her thesis entitled "Characterization of Vasa-like Genes of Schistosoma mansoni, Including Functional Genomic Analyses"

Danielle E. Skinner was awarded her PhD in January 2014 defending her thesis entitled "Characterization of Vasa-like Genes of Schistosoma mansoni, Including Functional Genomic Analyses"

Paul J Brindley and Danielle E. Skinner prior to the commencement ceremony at The George Washington University May 2014

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Gabriel Rinaldi, Cecilia Goldaracena and Matty Knight at the poster session xCELLigence user symposium 4-5 April LaJolla CA

Conference April 2014 LaJolla CA

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Left to right, Alexey Katokhin, Paul Brindley, Mariya Pakharukova, Banchob Sripa, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Peter Odermatt, Viatcheslav Mordvinov

Dr. Brindley attends 'Opisthorchiasis. Overlooked Danger' -- International Scientific Conference, Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk, Russia; 14-15 April 2014

Conference Tomsk Russia 2014

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Hongbin Yan, Matty Knight , Carolyn Cousin (University of the District of Columbia, Department of Biology), Pitchaya Matchimakul, Gabriel Rinaldi and Danielle Skinner at the poster session of 62nd meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington DC

November 2013 ASTMH Meeting

 

Paul Brindley congratulates Dr.Banchob Sripa (left)

Paul Brindley congratulates Dr.Banchob Sripa (left) on his Thailand national Outstanding Scientist Award 2013 , in recognition of his internationally pre-eminent status in research on human liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini and pathogenesis of liver fluke cholangiocarcinoma; Khon Kaen University, Thailand, October 2013

October 2013 Thailand Conference