Category: Cake

Tenure cake!

By , May 15, 2014

The lab threw me a surprise tenure party yesterday!… Here is a few pics of the celebration!


Tenure Cake

Tenured Card

Tenured Card


BeeUnit v.2014 L to R: Maisha, Jen, Keshna, Vijay, Nadia, Amro, Brock, Alivia, Sunny, Lior, Harshil. [Missing: Daria and Phil]


By , January 7, 2014

Very happy to report that, after months of hard work, we’ve just heard that our study will be published in PNAS – a top science journal. Can’t tell you much about the article now – it is embargoed until published – but it is very very neat in my humble and biased opinion. We had a little mini-celebration with PNAS cake… Yum! 🙂


Hmmm, 40^3!


[L to R]: Nadia, Alivia, Jen, Daria, Phil, Brock, Lior, Amro

Eat your population genetics!

By , April 12, 2010

Caramel Crunch or Autozygosity with drift and mutation?

Last week was a bit of a milestone for me.  It was the grande finale of my first course as a professor.  I developed and taught a 4th year course on population genetics and I was fortunate to have a really great group of students.  To celebrate, I delivered the final quiz of the term using the best and tastiest medium for disseminating higher knowledge – cake!  The students had to explain the meaning of the equation inscribed on the cake (extra points were given for the complete derivation :)). [hint: it was called the mutation-drift cake !]

Thanks all!


Have your population genetics and eat it too!