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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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