Posts tagged: 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


By , September 19, 2012

Today was a fine day.  We had a very important paper from the lab accepted in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), one of the top journals in our field.  I can’t tell you much about the work for now – it is embargoed until officially published by the journal – other than… it is very very very cool!  But, perhaps you can guess the topic after seeing our ‘PNAS Cake”! [feel free to send your guesses via the comment box below]

The cake-lady at highland farms had a good chuckle when i handed her fig. 2 of our manuscript at 8:45 am today 🙂












The paper, and tasty cake, were the results of massive efforts by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Clement Kent, with the help of  Shermineh Minaei and Brock Harpur (the latter two are recently minted MSc’s).

L-R: Brock, Amro, Clement, Nadia, Tabashir, Arash, Anna


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!