The Scofield Lab (Drs Scofield and Siemsen) experienced this SFN meeting in San Diego to the fullest!. We presented both a conventional, and a dynamic poster at the annual meeting for the Society of Neuroscience and caught up with members of previous laboratories and those that have moved on to start their own labs. This years meeting was particularly fantastic due to the great weather and people in San Diego. We also enjoyed the fantastic food, especially the fruits and vegetables. with a particular focus on all things Acai. Our favorite spot was a small place very close to our lodging called ‘Cafe by the Bay’ that had amazing Acai sorbet bowls. Additionally, we spent a good deal of time in the evening exploring a suburb of San Diego, Pacific beach, on electric scooters. Remarkably, only relatively minor injuries resulted.
In summary, it was especially unique to have our lab selected for a dynamic poster, as this improved the visibility of our work and gave Dr. Siemsen a bit more exposure than one usually gets with a conventional poster. Dr Scofield also spoke with several researches keen on using confocal microscopy to investigate morphometric features of non-neuronal cells.
We had a great meeting and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.