Life in the Mani Lab

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Mani lab 2023 Holiday party at the Hope Club

December 15th, 2023

The Mani lab celebrated the holidays at the Hope Club. It was a wonderful time with a lot of excellent conversations. The crowd was much larger than our previous holiday party. It is amazing how much the Mani lab has grown over the past year. Happy Holidays everyone!

Building Gingerbread Houses with the lab and talking with Dr. Weinberg

December 1st, 2023

For the Holiday, we split into teams of two to build Gingerbread Houses. Which do you like more?

Also, Bob and Amy Weinberg stopped by to visit the lab and talk to the trainees. Always a delight to meet with them!

Cheesecake Factor dinner for Kitti's last day in lab before her internship

December 12th, 2023

Several Mani lab trainees went to Cheesecake Factory to send Kitti off for her 6-month internship. Good luck, Kitti, and we look forward to you coming back to the lab!

Packed house for lab meeting!

December 1st, 2023

Our lab meeting was packed with the Mani lab members as Julia presented her research. Great job, Julia, and thank you for the snacks!

Petra and Julie's birthday party

November 28th, 2023

We celebrated Julie and Petra’s birthday party. Happy Birthday, you two!

Lab Halloween and celebrating Joanna's birthday

October 31st, 2023

The lab dressed up as Traffic Cones for Halloween. Claire also brought in a real traffic cone for us to ramp up our costumes. We also celebrated Joanna’s birthday, leading to some awesome and unique group pictures!

Visitor weekend at West Place Animal Sanctuary part 2

October 8th, 2023

Nick, Joanna, and their significant others came out to the West Place Animal Sanctuary visitor weekend. Petra volunteers weekly at the shelter and gave us a tour of the animals. Thanks for your volunteer work and showing us around, Petra!

Mani lab lunch at Jackie's Waterplace

October 5th, 2023

The lab went to lunch at Jackie’s for some great sushi. This was also the first time the lab got to meet our upcoming rotating graduate students. 

Tumor Plasticity in Diagnosis and Treatment Symposium

September 21st and 22nd, 2023

The lab attended the Tumor Plasticity in Diagnosis and Treatment Symposium organized by Mani and the Legorreta Cancer Center. This two-day conference was full of wonderful presentations and excellent discussions all around.

LCC Lab Member Picnic at Colt State Park

September 10th, 2023

The Mani lab hosted the Legorreta Cancer Center researchers and their families at the Colt State Park. The food, games, and conversations were excellent with plenty of fun memories.

Dr. Weinberg outing at his cabin in New Hampshire

August 21st, 2023

The Mani lab had the pleasure of visiting the Weinberg lab group members at Dr. Weinberg’s cabin in the woods. The beautiful scenery, wonderful company, delicious food, and interesting conversations made for a lovely experience. Thank you to the Weinberg lab for organizing the event and to Bob and Amy for being excellent hosts. We truly had a great time!

Joanna and Breanna present at the MCBGP retreat

September 1st, 2023

Ph.D. students Joanna and Breanna presented at the Molecular, Cell, and Biochemistry Graduate Program Retreat. Great job, you two!

Welcome back from your Trip, Mani!

August 1st, 2023

We welcomed Mani back from his trip to Europe and India with a surprise party and lunch at CAV. We are glad you and your family had a great time and a safe trip!

Nya presents her poster at the end of her Summer Research

July 29th, 2024

Nya did an excellent job working on her project and presenting her data. Good luck with your future endeavors, Nya, and thank you for your hard work!

Happy birthday Thiru!

July 21st, 2023

We celebrated Thiru’s birthday in the lab with cake and brownies.

Lab coffee break at Seven Stars!

July 1st, 2024

Visitor weekend at West Place Animal Sanctuary

June 4th, 2023

The Animal Sanctuary that Petra volunteers at had a visitor weekend and Joanna stopped by to support this great cause. Thanks for your volunteer work, Petra!

Claire joins the lab!

June 6th, 2023

We are happy to have Claire join our lab as a research assistant. Welcome Claire, we look forward to working with you!

Happy birthdays Lisa and Adam!

April 28th, 2023

We celebrated Lisa and Adam’s birthday hosted by Nick. We have a lot of Spring birthdays in the lab, but that just means more cake! Happy birthday you two, we are lucky to have these brilliant undergrads in the lab!


Happy birthday Nick!

May 22nd, 2023

We celebrated Nick’s birthday hosted by Joanna. She decorated went the extra mile and photoshopped his face on Link from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for a cake topper!

Happy birthday Dr. Mani!

April 13th, 2023

We celebrated Dr. Mani’s birthday with a great chocolate cake. Happy birthday Mani and have a great year!

Breanna and Joanna present their rotation talks and join the lab!

May 12th, 2023

Breanna and Joanna’s 10-week rotation in the Mani lab concluded with a presentation for their cohort. Both did an excellent job presenting the researcher that they performed during their rotations. Also both Breanna and Joanna joined the Mani lab as graduate students! We are excited to continue working with you two!

Holiday gathering of the Mani lab members at the Hope Club

December 23rd 2022

Mani lab members, amazing colleagues, and friends, including the Cancer Center director Dr. El Deiry, had a holiday celebration at The Hope Club. The Mani lab wishes everyone Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Legorreta Cancer Center 2022 Holiday Event

December 21st 2022

The Legorreta Cancer Center had a great gathering for the Holidays. Labs from across the Cancer Center gathered for lunch and discussions.

The Mani lab's first outing in Rhode Island

The Mani lab's first outing in Rhode Island

Dec. 2nd 2022

The Mani lab went to Seven Stars Bakery in Providence for our first of many outings after moving to Brown!

Busy day in the lab with Summer Students

Busy day in the lab with Summer Students

July 6th 2022

All hands on deck for a day of research in the lab! Multiple undergraduate Summer students were working in the lab during a 10-week program.

Surprise cake from 2022 Summer Students

Surprise cake from 2022 Summer Students

Aug. 12th, 2022

Summer students Rael, Michale, and Reethi surprised us with a chocolate cake near the end of the Summer research program. Thanks guys!

Bridal shower at the lab

Bridal shower at the lab

April 6th, 2022

The Mani lab members threw a surprise bridal shower for Petra. Congrats Petra and Stephanie!

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