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New Postdoc

We welcome Amandine Jarysta to our lab as a new postdoctoral researcher! She worked on germ cell development for her thesis at Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in France, and studied at Paris-Sud Orsay.

New Research Assistant

Matt Day has joined us as our new Research Assistant! He will eventually replace Nick when Nick leaves to pursue his graduate research. Matt is a recent graduate from the University of Maine where he received his Bachelor’s in Biology.

New Postdoc!

Anil Akturk joins our lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher! Anil is fresh out of Cornell University where he completed his PhD with Dr. Yuxin Mao.

Our new paper is out!

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The staircase pattern of the hair bundle, with stereocilia of graded heights across rows, is a universal feature of hair cells essential for sensory function. We uncover evidence that suggests this unique architecture could be specified by a protein complex guiding planar polarization of the hair cell before the hair bundle emerges. Article



Nick Devanney joins the lab as Research Assistant

Nick DevanneyNick Devanney has joined the Tarchini lab as a Research Assistant. Nick graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a B.S. degree in the honors program for Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology. Nick plans to spend a couple of years with the Tarchini lab in order to gain research experience before continuing on to graduate school. He currently plans to pursue a PhD.


Outside of the lab, Nick is an avid hiker and snowboarder who loves to explore and go on adventures. Nick is also a musician and enjoys playing guitar and producing electronic music on his computer.