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The Chee(t) Sheet

SfN Virtual Conference

January 11-13, 2021

We attended our first virtual conference at the SfN Global Connectome. Persephone and Bianca presented their virtual posters! They pre-recorded a short audio clip that accompanied the poster and had a 30-min live video chat session with conference attendees. Lively conversation and meaningful connections in the chatroom. 

As Bianca notes, we are keeping up the tradition of posing beside our posters anyways. Enjoy!


Cheelab virtual holiday party

December 18, 2020

We rounded off the year with a virtual photoshoot and yankee swap. Despite the loneliness of a remote-everything-year, being together always brought a smile to cheer us up. So much laughter, energetic/confused pets, bright colors, and everyone left with a little gift ranging from cozy to yummy to keep company. 

Happy holidays from us to you!


Coping with comfort foods

December 11, 2020

Our first survey research findings are published in the journal Nutrition. We found that employment change was a significant stressor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals experienced worsened moods and coped with their stress by comfort eating during this time. We hope these findings alert us to remember self-care in times of stress - starting by eating well. Take care everyone!

Also, congratulations Nikita on your first paper (and learning SPSS on your own)!


Ms. (Aloe) Vera Wang

October 31, 2020

We brought our lab plant Mrs. (Aloe) Vera Wang home at the start of COVID. Her baby aloes were repot, so we each have a Ms. (Aloe) Vera Wang to keep us company while we work from home. They arrived at our doorstep on Halloween - a treat!

Annual Lab Retreat 2020!

September 3, 2020

HOT-COLD pandemic edition at Vincent Massey Park. We enjoyed a variety of flaming hot snacks, individual pints (of ice-cream), and seeing each other in 3D!