Lab News

MARCH 2021: Lots of good news to share this month! First and foremost: Starting this fall, our exceptional lab manager Logan will be pursuing a doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia! Logan has been a staple of the Farris Lab since the very beginning and while we are sad to see him go, we’re incredibly proud of his accomplishment. We look forward to your success, Logan!

This past weekend, 4 of our members, Niesha Savory, Joun Park, Dinesh Lal, and Daniela Gil, presented posters at a conference for the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (CVCSN). The conference featured over 60 impressive posters from labs across various universities and spanned a wide range of topics within the field. Despite the tough competition, we’re very happy to announce that Niesha and Joun won awards for outstanding poster presentations in the undergraduate and postdoctoral categories! Congrats Niesha and Joun!

FEBRUARY 2021: Our amazing undergrad Niesha has been given some well deserved recognition by Virginia Tech News! Click the link below to learn about her incredible journey! 

Early career researcher

Check out Shannon give the cameras a sneak peak behind the scenes of our lab in this edition of the FBRI’s Research Spotlight! Wondering what’s a quick and easy way of explaining to your friends and family all the cool research we do? Shannon’s here to tell you all about it! 

JULY 2020: It’s been awhile since our last update but this week has been a good one! Recent VT grad Daniela Gil joined the lab as a research assistant–welcome Daniela! Rising M3 VTCSOM student Dinesh Lal crushed his STEP 1 exam–top 25%! And last, but certainly not least, VT undergrad extraordinaire Niesha Savory received her US citizenship certificate!

Late July 2019: The Farris and Swanger labs went to the Salem Red Sox game for bark in the park! We got  skunked (literally)!

Pictured (from left) are: Dinesh Lal, Logan Campbell with Arthur the Pug, Niehsa Savory, Shannon Farris, Katy Pannoni, and Senah Stevens.

July 2019: The Farris lab braved the summer thunderstorm during the FBRI annual picnic. This summer we also welcomed two neuroSURF students, Niehsa Savory and Senah Stevens, both Hokies!

Pictured (from left) are: Logan Campbell, Shannon Farris, Mackenzie Topolski, Katy Pannoni, Niehsa Savory, and Senah Stevens.

February 2019: The lab has doubled in size! Welcome Dr. Katy Pannoni from Davis, CA and TBMH rotation student Keith Baugh. We had out first lab lunch at Beamer’s 25 and we forgot to take a picture 🙁

December 2018: Logan Campbell started as a research assistant. Welcome Logan!

October 2018: Doors open Oct 1, 2018!  We are on the first floor of 2 riverside cir (R1033-R0139), come say hi!