Descience Runway 2014: This Friday at MIT!

A member of the Hooker Lab, Al Schroeder, is taking part in Descience Runway 2014. This is a new  program that allows fashion designers and scientists to come together and construct wearable pieces that convey themes and concepts of science to viewers in a new and exciting way. Al is partnered with Natalya Nyn, who is a fashion designer from New York. They have made initial sketches of a dress based on FDG-PET imaging in the rat. These sketches will be on display at the MIT Museum this Friday (04/25) as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. Check out the sketches designed by Al and Natalya as well as what the other 59 teams participating in the first year of Descience Runway have created! 


When: this Friday night (4/25), 6-9pm
Where: The MIT Museum
Cost: FREE!

Learn more about the program and those involved:



2014 M+Vision Fellowship Program Accepting Applications


NY Times highlight of fMRI pioneer

I had the pleasure of 'meeting' Jack by phone as we were preparing a manuscript recently.  His wisdom and quick thoughts were evident immediately.  I'm glad that I had the chance to meet him but saddened that I can't pick up the phone and pick his brain in the future.  Just think how many times you've seen an fMRI image in the NY Times.  It's only fitting that they have paid tribute:



Autism Documentary Film Premiere

The Boston Globe has a nice Q & A with Dr. Chris McDougle about his views on autism.  The film highlights some of the work that our lab is doing with Dr. McDougle.  



A Little Celebration

The Hooker group held its annual Holiday Party last Friday at Jacob’s hideout in picturesque Belmont. Merriment was had by all, with culinary highlights including Chicken 65, homemade lasagna and guacamole, barrel-aged beer, and a variety of dumplings from different corners of the earth. A much-coveted toy helicopter made the rounds in the annual Yankee Swap, and consensus may or may not have been reached on the proper name of the game I call Celebrity. Videographic evidence of the event is provided courtesy of Ehimen Aisaborhale and Kari Phan.