The Fire lab

I am currently a visiting instructor (a.k.a. postdoctoral fellow) in Andrew Fire’s laboratory at Stanford. After visiting Andrew’s laboratory several times to collaborate on a project to determine how non-coding DNA identifies endogenous genes, I decided to join Andrew’s lab full time in September 2014. Andrew’s lab mainly studies how cells and organisms respond to genetic change, which resulted in the discovery of RNA interference.


A plasmid Editor (ApE)

ApE is a freely available molecular biology program that is indispensable for my work. It is developed and maintained by Wayne Davis in our lab. Get the program here. And follow the wiki here for how to use it.

C. elegans codon optimization

A very useful web tool to optimize synthetic genes for increased expression in C. elegans. Very nice interface and easy to use. Optimize genes here.

Transcriptional Start Sites in C. elegans.

A nice genome browser with information on the exact location of C. elegans transcriptional start sites, which have been difficult to determine because of trans-splicing. Also useful six species comparison track to see conserved sequences. Go to the site here.

NemaGENETAG consortium

The mosSCI and mosDEL techniques rely heavily on the resource generated by the NemaGENETAG consortium. Read about the project and request strains containing Mos1 elements at the Nemagenetag website.


The Bessereau lab developed the initial technique for modifying the genome after Mos1 induced breaks. See their website for a protocol to make seamless modifications to the genome near Mos1 sites here.


The TransgeneOme is an effort to tag all C. elegans genomes in a fosmid context. The project is run by Mihail Sarov and GFP tagged genes can be requested here.

Previous labs
The Jorgensen lab

I was a postdoc in the Jorgensen lab from July 2008 to Sept. 2014. Erik has wide interests but is mainly interested in how neurotransmission is regulated at the synapse. Find information on what the laboratory is working on here.

Olesen lab

I did my Ph.D. in Søren-Peter Olesen’s laboratory at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His lab works on ion channels and their role in cardiac arrhythmia. Their work is described here.

Lockery Lab

I was a graduate student with Shawn Lockery at the University of Oregon for two years before continuing my Ph.D. at University of Copenhagen. Shawn works on how the nervous system controls behavior. Find information on his latest research here.

Schafer lab

I was a visiting Masters student in Bill Schafer’s lab for two years at UC San Diego. Bill’s lab has since moved to Cambridge and you can find information about what he is up to here.

In the lab, I mostly worked with Rex Kerr on using genetically encoded calcium sensors to measure activity. Rex has since established a group at HHMI/Janelia. See what he is up to here.