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Can scientists reverse aging? Dr. Gold is featured in an interview with friend and collaborator Dr. David Sinclair. Check out the video on Veritasium’s YouTube channel.


Congratulations to Noemie for passing her qualifying exams! No one (except Noemie) was surprised…


Hannah Kempf has officially joined the lab! Co-advised with Dr. Sandy Carlson, Hannah is broadly interested in conservation paleobiology. You can learn more about her background and interests on our personnel page.


The lab is excited to get a visit from National Geographic contributing photographer Anand Varma. You can check out his amazing work here. Keep on the lookout for some exciting jellyfish-related collaborations.


Dr. Gold would like to keep a jellyfish tank in his home, but his wife is opposed. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one man can decide. Find out the verdict on the Judge John Hodgman podcast.


Congratulations to Roxanne (or should I say Dr. Banker) for successfully defending her thesis! We’re thrilled to have her join the lab as a postdoctoral scholar.


Dr. Gold was interviewed by Quanta Magazine about the origin of animal cell types. Click here to check it out.


Our paper on the origin of plastids is out! Spearheaded by Kelsey Moore in the Bosak and Founier labs at MIT, this project has been a long time in the making. You can check out the article here or through the reprints page.


Congratulations to Paóla, who has been invited to participate in the Children’s Defense Fund-sponsored Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry! She will be sharing her story of being an undocumented Black African woman pursuing the American dream in the sessions “I’m Your Child: Ending Cruelty to Immigrant Children and Families” and “Lanterns: Building an Intergenerational Movement”.

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