Hello from Calgary!
Unfortunately this will be my last post on the Kerfoot lab blog and before I talk about my new post-doc position in Calgary, I would just like to start off by saying thank you. I would like to thank the members of the Kerfoot lab: Yodit, Kate, Heather, and Amy who all supported me throughout my PhD and continue to support me after my degree! My time in the Kerfoot lab was well spent due to the great company around me! I would also like to thank Steve, your tireless efforts are responsible for training me to become the scientist that I am today. Your patience and persona made what should have been a grueling journey, a pleasant experience that felt like it had ended too soon. Overall, I can say that I really miss the lab and the great environment we had there!
Since my time in the lab however, I have found a new home, in the lab of Dr. Wee Yong at the University of Calgary. After an initial (and very cold) month of scrambling around, I was able to set up an apartment and have now finally settled in (see the pictures for a view from my apartment). In the time that I have been here, I have had the opportunity to go to Banff and see some of the beautiful hiking paths around it (see pictures). I would definitely recommend visiting for those who have not been there! I have also begun working in Dr. Wee Yong’s lab where I will be focusing on how B cells interact with CNS resident cells in MS and how these interactions may contribute to the pathology of MS. So far I have found my new lab very welcoming and productive so I am really enjoying it here! I am excited to continue my work here over the next few years.
I wish the lab the best of luck in the years to come and I hope to see you all again!