Hello readers! We’re resurrecting an old Perlara tradition of recapping the previous month through tweets. It’ll be a monthly roundup of what happened at Perlara – new partnerships, staff news, events that Perlara team members attended, and anything else that was tweet-worthy. Catch up on October 2018 in tweets, and look for it every month!
October 2018 in tweets:
First and foremost, Chris Spiewak joined our Worm Team, where he’ll be working with Sangeetha, Kausalya and Hillary, and putting his passion for all things nematode to work. Being a team player, he’s currently also helping the Fly Team.
Today we welcome Chris Spiewak to Perlara!
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) October 1, 2018
October was a big travel month for some on the Perlara team. Ethan warmed up for his cross-country travel schedule early in the month by discussing evolutionary pharmacology and startup life with trainees at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.
— Keck Graduate Inst (@KeckGrad) October 2, 2018
This was immediately followed by Global Genes’ Rare Patient Advocacy Summit in Irvine, CA, where rare disease patients, families, advocates, scientists, academics and medical professionals gathered to learn, network and collaborate. Ethan, Nina and Feba attended. This year, Perlara had a booth…and model organism stickers!
What are you proud of?
What do you hope for?
What are you afraid of?
Check out Super Power Baby Project too https://t.co/peQfvBI0lx
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) October 3, 2018
Such fun and cute stickers designed by @richardsachs . Come by our booth @GlobalGenes to learn more about how we use model organisms in our #PerlQuest. @NinaDiPrimio @PerlaraPBC pic.twitter.com/Aoo0bHBvJx
— Feba Sam (@FebaSusanSam) October 3, 2018
— Nina DiPrimio (@NinaDiPrimio) October 4, 2018
Bonus is I’m sitting next to the @daniel_kraft at dinner. (Confession: I’m a fanboy)
— Ethan Perlstein (@eperlste) October 6, 2018
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) October 5, 2018
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) October 11, 2018
Nina’s second post was about launching the Cori disease (GSDIII) PerlQuest with the University of Notre Dame and the Warren Center.
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) October 17, 2018
In the meantime, Perlara received some new press. C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) published a piece on Perlara’s unconventional path to drug development.
— Lisa Jarvis (@lisamjarvis) October 15, 2018
After a short break, Ethan hit the road again, giving an invited talk at the University of Ottawa about using model organisms. Like at the Keck Graduate Institute earlier in the month, he met with grad students beforehand to discuss biotech entrepreneurship and the power of Twitter as a platform in the rare disease community.
— Kristin Baetz (@KittyBites1) October 19, 2018
“What is the screen-otype?” – Fantastic to hear about the determination of new possible therapies for rare diseases though performing phenotypic screens on model organisms. @PerlaraPBC @uOttawaMed @uOttawaBMI @eperlste
— Elizabeth Walden (@EWaldenScience) October 19, 2018
Then, he was off to Cambridge, MA, where he spoke about Perlara and PerlQuests before a packed house.
Excited to head back to Cambridge to speak @ tomorrow’s 2nd Chemical Biology in the Hub Symposium hosted by @AmerChemSociety and @NovartisScience! @DrAnneCarpenter @jaybradner @ArrakisTx @DanaFarber https://t.co/ckjUW0INeh
— Ethan Perlstein (@eperlste) October 21, 2018
— Milka Kostic, PhD (@MilkaKostic) October 22, 2018
Ethan ended his multi-city East Coast tour with a talk at North Carolina State’s Comparative Medicine Institute.
— Sean Ekins (@collabchem) October 24, 2018
Last but not least, the month ended with Halloween, so there was some costume action at the lab. Nina tried to lead the team in an aerobics routine, and Hillary reminded everyone that it was lunch time.
That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed Perlara’s October 2018 in tweets. See you next month!
Image edited from original by Patrcik Fore of Unsplash