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Holiday Party and New Years Eve Brunch!

The Petrache Lab and collaborators concluded the year with its annual holiday party with remarks by Dr. Petrache and the traditional Secret Santa game where a Broncos hat and a lap blanket were the most stolen gifts of the night. For New Years Eve brunch, the Lab enjoyed all-you-can eat Chinese soup fondue at AKI Hot Pot in Aurora.



Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kengo Koike on receiving a two year grant for his sphingolipid COPD research from American Lung Association!!!

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Daniela’s Farewell Party

Karina graciously invited the lab over to her home to celebrate our time with Daniela and to say our goodbyes. We were most impressed with Karina’s delicious cooking, but were sad to see Daniela go.

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We listen attentively as Dr. Petrache gives a toast to Daniela
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Daniela’s impromptu speech
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We pose for group photo
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Irina and Daniela share fond memories of their 8 years together.