BIG congratulations to Alex, who won a big award this week - the Excellence in Cytometry award from the Southern California Flow Cytometry Association, or SoCal Flow (yes, it is just as cool as it sounds). Flow cytometry, one of the techniques Alex uses in his research, is something we scientists use to sort different types of cells based on their physical characteristics.
Alex was invited to give an oral presentation at the University of California, Irvine; the only student presenter to be included in the conference that day, and his talk was given right before a keynote speaker from CalTech. Talk about prestige. Keep it up man!