April 30, 2019: Graduate student Katie’s last day in the lab. We’ll miss you Katie!

April 30, 2019: Anne presented some of our fertilization research with the Membrane Protein Research Group (GÉPROM) at the Université de Montréal. Thank you to Nazz D’Avanzo for the invitation!

March 27, 2019: Graduate students Katie and Wase both received Outstanding Presenter awards from the 2019 Grad Student Expo. Congratulations Katie and Wase!!!

March 21, 2019: Undergraduate researcher Kavya was admitted into the HHMI summer program. Congratulations Kavya! We are excited to continue working together this summer!

March 18, 2019: Wase and Anne wrote a commentary on TMEM16A channels in the lymphatic system that has been published at the Journal of General Physiology! Congratulations Wase!

March 18, 2019: Anne shared our fertilization work with the Reproductive Endocrinology group at Magee-Womens Hospital. It’s fun to talk science with physicians!

March 13, 2019: Anne presented our fertilization work in the Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology Seminar Series at Cornell University. Thank you to Mariana Wolfner for inviting me out!

March 7, 2019: Anne gave a seminar at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as part of their Training Program in Integrative Membrane Biology. Thank you to Matt Trudeau and Andrea Meredith for the invitation!

March 4, 2019: Graduate student Wase Tembo was awarded a Student Research Achievement Award for her poster and presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Congratulations Wase!

March 3, 2019: Anne received the Paul F. Cranefield Award from the Society of General Physiologists for our two manuscripts published in the Journal of General Physiology in 2018. Thank you Katie, Wase, and our collaborators Wes Phelps and Miler Lee!


February 25, 2019: Graduate student Katie Wozniak defended! Congratulations to Dr. Wozniak on collecting an impressive amount of data and assembling a fantastic dissertation!

February 22, 2019: Undergraduate researcher Kavya represented the lab well at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Congratulations Kavya!

February 15, 2019: Wase gave a fantastic noon seminar. Congratulations Wase!

November 29th, 2018: Graduate students Katie and Wase were both awarded travel grants to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting for the Biophysical Society. Congratulations Katie and Wase!

November 20th, 2018: Undergraduate researcher Maddey was awarded a Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CURF) for Spring Semester 2019. Congratulations Maddey!

November 2nd, 2018: Graduate student Alex gave a fantastic rotation talk. Nice work!

September 19th, 2018: Anne received a Notice of Award from the NIH for an R01 application! We are looking forward to learning more about TMEM16A channels over the next five years. Thank you to Katie, Wase, and Rachel who collected preliminary data for this application! Also, thank you to Katie and Wase for reading several drafts of the proposal, and providing feedback and input into the proposed experiments.

August 31, 2018: Rachel gave a fantastic noon seminar to the Department of Biological Sciences. Congratulations Rachel!



August 30, 2018: Undergraduate Maddey received Bentley-Kephart outstanding freshman award. Congratulations Maddey!

August 28, 2018: Undergraduate Catherine joined the lab. Welcome Catherine!

August 27, 2018: Graduate student Alex began his rotation in the lab. Welcome Alex!

August 2, 2018: Undergraduate Madelyn completed the HHMI summer program by giving a fantastic poster.  Congratulations Maddy!  We are excited to have you return this fall!

August 1, 2018: Annual Pirates game with the Lee lab!

July 5, 2018: Anne was awarded a Central Research Development Fund grant through Pitt!

June 20, 2018: Former undergraduate researcher Marc will attend medical school at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Congratulations Marc!

June 13, 2018: Two manuscripts from Katie's dissertation research and the Carlson lab-Lee lab collaboration have officially been accepted for publication! Congratulations to everyone involved: Katie, Wase, Wes, Miler, and to Rachel for helping assemble a potential cover image!

June 4, 2018: Undergraduate Madelyn joins the lab. Welcome Madelyn!

May 25, 2018: Former undergraduate researcher Phil will attend medical school at NYU with a full scholarship! Congratulations Phil!

May 15, 2018: Wase was awarded a fellowship to attend the 2018 Center for the Physics of Living Cells Summer School!

April 26, 2018: Rachel recorded her first fertilization-evoked depolarization! Congratulations Rachel!

April 23, 2018: Rachel Bainbridge officially started in the lab as our third graduate student! Welcome Rachel!

April 20, 2018: Wase was awarded an predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. Congratulations Wase!

April 20, 2018: Rotation student Grant gave a great rotation talk! Good luck in the Brodsky lab!

April 11, 2018: Anne presented on the signaling mechanisms of the polyspermy block to the Department of Biology at Howard University. Thank you to Anna Allen for being such a welcoming host!

April 9, 2018: Katie won the University of Pittsburgh 3 minute thesis competition. Congratulations Katie!

April 2, 2018: Katie was awarded the 2018 Margaret A. Oweida Fellowship to support her graduate research.  Congratulations!

February 21, 2018: Anne presented the latest research from the Carlson lab to the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California Berkeley. Thank you to Polina Lishko for being such a gracious host!

February 21, 2018: Wase gave a great (and well attended!) poster at the Biophysics meeting.  Congratulations Wase!

February 10, 2018: Katie and Wase both presented posters at the Annual Women in STEM conference at Pitt and Katie won third place for the poster competition. Congrats Katie!

February 5, 2018: Graduate student Grant began his rotation in our lab. Welcome Grant!

February 2, 2018: Rachel gave a fantastic rotation talk - a great ending to an impressive 10 weeks of data collection.  Way to go Rachel!



January 24, 2018: Rachel made her first gigaohm seal and excised her first inside-out patch.  Congratulations Rachel!

January 12, 2018: Katie gave a fantastic noon seminar for the department.  Great work Katie!

January 12, 2018: Wase was awarded a travel grant from the Dietrich School of Art & Sciences to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Congratulations Wase!

January 9, 2018: Undergraduate researcher Kavya joins the lab. Welcome Kavya!

December 8, 2017: Wase gave a fantastic noon seminar for the department.  Congratulations Wase!

December 7, 2017: Katie did a fantastic job presenting the teaching innovations that she's been working on for her teaching minor.  Congratulations Katie!

November 6, 2017: Graduate student Rachel starts her rotation in our lab. Welcome Rachel!

October 20, 2017: Katie and Wase did a fantastic job representing the lab at Pitt Science. Congratulations!

August 27, 2017: Undergraduate researcher Meghan joins the lab.  Welcome Meghan!

August 3, 2017: The undergrads finished up their summer in the Carlson lab with two talks and a poster - some fantastic presentations were given and we will miss Ben, Monica, and Meli for the next 3 weeks. Congrats on a successful summer!

July 16, 2017: Katie did a fantastic job presenting her poster at the SSR meeting.  Congratulations!

June 29, 2017: Annual Pirates game outing for the Carlson and Lee labs.

June 28, 2017: Anne presented our most recent manuscript to the HHMI summer undergraduate students.  Sophisticated questions were asked, and the students were engaged - overall an impressive bunch of budding scientists!

June 26, 2017: Katie was awarded a travel grant from the Dietrich School of Art & Sciences to attend the SSR meeting.  Congrats Katie!


June 5, 2017: Undergrad Meli joins the lab as an HHMI summer research student.  Welcome Meli!

May 22, 2017: Katie was awarded the Larry Ewing Trainee Travel Fellowship to attend the SSR meeting.  Congrats Katie!

April 26, 2017: Last day in the lab for David, Ally, and Marc.  Congratulations on graduating!  You will all be missed!!!

March 2, 2017: Graduate student Katie was awarded the 2017-2018 Mellon Fellowship. Congratulations!

February 14, 2017: Undergraduates Monica and Ben awarded summer research fellowships from HHMI.  Congratulations!

February 10, 2017: Undergrads Monica and Ben did a fantastic job presenting their posters at the undergraduate poster session.  Nice work!

February 6, 2017: Graduate student Wes starts his rotation in the lab.  Welcome Wes!

January 10, 2017: First Carlson Lab manuscript formally accepted for publication!

December 5, 2016: Undergrad James joined our group to assist with some of the technical duties around the lab.  Welcome James!

December 5, 2016: Anne presented research from the Carlson Lab at Buffalo State.  It was fantastic to meet other researchers also working on ‘other’ channels!

November 3, 2016:  Undergrad Bennett awarded the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship for his work in the lab.  Congratulations!

October 24, 2016:  Submitted our first manuscript today.  Fingers crossed!

October 21, 2016:  Bri’s last day in lab.  Good luck in grad school Bri!

August 4, 2016:  Ally presented her research at the summer research symposium.  Congratulations Ally on collecting an impressive amount of beautiful data!

July 19, 2016:  Wase got her first giga Ohm seal on the patch rig!

July 18, 2016:  Bri and Katie gave fantastic presentations at the SSR meeting.  Congratulations!

June 22, 2016:  Carlson and Lee labs went to a Pirates Game!

June 22, 2016:  Anne was awarded a grant from the Competitive Medical Research Fund through UPMC!

May 25, 2016: Summer undergraduate researcher Ally officially started in the lab.  Welcome Ally!

April 25, 2016: Wase Tembo officially started in the lab as our second graduate student.  Welcome Wase!

April 22, 2016: Undergraduates David, Marc, Monica, and Ben finish their semester in the lab.  All students collected fantastic data and we are looking forward to their return in the fall.

March 29, 2016: Katie passed her comprehensive exam. Congratulations Katie!

March 15, 2016: Anne presented some research from the Carlson lab to the Tri Beta society at Pitt.  There was an impressive turnout for an 8 pm science lecture and the students asked some great questions.  Thanks for the invitation Tri Beta.

March 1, 2016: Anne presented Katie’s work on Ca2+ signaling in the fast block at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.

February 5, 2016: Rotation student Uchenna finished her time in the lab and collected a lot of data.  Congratulations Uchenna!

February 2, 2016:  Anne gave the third seminar for the Carlson lab to Magee-Womens Research Institute.  It was fantastic to interact with so many reproductive biologists – thanks for the invitation!

January 12, 2016: Undergrads Monica and Bennett join the lab.  Welcome!

December 17, 2015: Undergrad (and member of the Carlson lab) Phil is graduating.  Congratulations Phil!  We’ll miss you.

December 10, 2015: Anne presented the second seminar for the Carlson lab to the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology at Pitt.

December 8, 2015: Uchenna collected beautiful data!  Congratulations Uchanna.

November 17, 2015: Anne presented a seminar on data entirely collected by the Carlson lab for the Biology Department at Washington & Jefferson College.  Thanks for the invitation Danielle.

November 9, 2015: Graduate student Uchenna starts her rotation in the lab.  Welcome Uchenna!

November 6, 2015: Sarah and Wase finished their rotations by giving two great talks. Nice work everyone.

October 10, 2015: Summer student Danielle won second place presenting her poster at the Washington & Jefferson Summer Research Symposium.  Congratulations Danielle.

October 9, 2015: Bri and Katie presented their excellent posters at the Pitt Science, and did a great job representing the Carlson Lab.

September 19, 2015: Annual departmental retreat was a success.  Anne’s talk went smoothly and Katie’s poster was fantastic. 

September 9, 2015: Rotation student Sarah gets her giga Ohm seal and excises her first inside-out patch!

September 8, 2015: Rotation student Wase records her first fertilization-evoked depolarization!

August 31, 2015: Graduate students Sarah and Wase begin their rotation in the lab.  Welcome Sarah and Wase!

July 30, 2015:  Undergraduates David and Danielle did a great job presenting their research at the summer research symposium.  Congratulations!

July 28, 2015:  Anne receives a grant from the Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation!

June 1, 2015:  HHMI Undergraduate David joins the lab for the summer.  Welcome David!

May 26, 2015:  Washington & Jefferson undergraduate Danielle joins the lab for the summer.  Welcome Danielle!

April 21, 2015:  Undergraduate Phil awarded the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the 2015 Fall Term.  Congrats Phil!

April 20, 2015: Katie Wozniak officially started in the lab as our first graduate student!  Welcome Katie!

April 17, 2015: First three rotation talks for students from the Carlson Lab.  Everyone did a great job.

April 16, 2015: Last day in the lab for our three undergrads: David, Phil, and Marc.  They collected some beautiful data and were fantastic members of the lab.  Looking forward to having them back in the fall!

April 10, 2015: All three rotation students record a fertilization-evoked depolarization.  Nice work everyone!

March 18, 2015:  Katie and Hiba each excised an inside-out patch for the first time!

February 27, 2015: First time breaking into an oocyte with the two electrode voltage clamp.  As expected, oocytes have a resting potential of about -40 mV.

February 9, 2015: Hiba, Rachel, and Katie begin their rotation in the lab.  Excited to do science with three great graduate students.

January 8, 2015: Undergraduates David, Phil, and Marc join the lab.  Looking forward to working with this team for Spring Semester!

January 5, 2015: Brianna joins the lab as our technician extraordinaire!  Welcome Brianna.

September 12-13, 2014: Department of Biological Sciences retreat.  First research presentation for the Carlson lab.

September 1, 2014: Carlson Lab Opens!