• The Assiniboine River before it has totally frozen
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Back to blogging

After a very long hiatus, I am back to writing blog entries, which I will update at least every one or two months. I'll also be re-starting my weekly summaries of papers that I've found to be particularly interesting to me that week.

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Canada Day 2020! One Year in Winnipeg

It's been 1 year since the Doble Lab moved to Winnipeg. So much has happened in the last year! Setting up a new lab is difficult at the best of times, and COVID-19 has made things more challenging over the last few months, but there is much to be thankful for. Winnipeg has been very welcoming, and my discovery of the Assiniboine Forest trails a couple of months ago has provided me with a great escape during cathartic early morning cycling adventures.

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  • Lilly of the valley.
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A new month in a tumultuous year

It is difficult to believe that it is almost 1 year that I have been in Manitoba. Even under normal circumstances, I find that time slips by faster and faster with each passing year, but this last year has sped by at warp speed! This week Victor and I will be able to return to the lab bench for the first time since late March. I can't wait to get back to doing things that I didn't particularly like prior to the lock down (western blots, I'm talking about you)...

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  • Budding leaves on a tree branch.
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Update - May 3, 2020

It has been strange not being able to go in to work and to only have the opportunity to meet with people virtually through apps such as Zoom, but I feel very fortunate to be safe and healthy. This is an update on how things have been going during the last few weeks of the pandemic in Manitoba.

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April Update - Life in a time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing day-to-day life everywhere for everyone. Although the plans for the "renaissance" of my lab are on hold, I consider myself very fortunate to have a job that allows me to work from home. Also, as my lab comprises only myself and my PhD student Victor right now, the logistics of shutting down the lab and maintaining frozen cells and samples have been straightforward. You may have noticed that my "paper of the day" entries have been less consistent lately, but I'm getting back on track with this activity and will fill in the gaps for days that are missing papers.

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It's a new year, and I'm looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead!

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  • The rabbit camouflage is quite impressive!
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December Already!

It's hard to believe it's mid-December already! It seems like I just arrived in Manitoba, but the calendar tells a different story. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun! 

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  • A nice summer day in Assiniboine Park.
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Winnipeg in Summer

Most Canadians know Winnipeg’s nickname, “Winterpeg”. Here are some pics to prove that Winnipeg also has summers!

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  • From left to right: Abdulmateen, Brad, Smarth, Pratik and Caleb.
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The Doble Lab moves to Winnipeg!

The Doble Lab relocated to Winnipeg over the Canada Day long weekend.

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